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The Dance of Dragons 

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Jon and the wildlings return to Castle Black. Jaime meets with Doran Martell. Stannis makes a hard choice. Arya runs into Meryn Trant. Daenerys attends the grand reopening of the fighting pits.


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George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Indira Varma ... Ellaria Sand
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Tom Wlaschiha ... Jaqen H'ghar
Michiel Huisman ... Daario Naharis
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei


Things are not going well for Stannis and his army. Winter is upon them and they are attacked in the night losing most of their stores. Unable to move forward or back, he dispatches Ser Davos Seaworth to seek help from Castle Black. Jon Snow and the survivors of the attack at Hardhome make it safely back to the wall but the reception they get is anything but warm. In Dorne, Doran Martell takes the diplomatic route telling Jaime that Myrcella can return to King's Landing with him provided certain conditions were met. In Braavos, Arya sees Lord Tyrell who arrives to speak to representatives of the Iron Bank. He's accompanied by Meryn Trant, one of the men on her list. In Meereen, the Great Games begin but the needless killing is not to Daenarys or Tyrion's liking. Ser Jorah defeats his opponents in the arena but a trap is sprung and the Sons of the Harpy attack. Rescue is at hand however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. See more »


The ropes binding Shireen to the pole change from shot to shot, slipping from her upper arms to her elbows (and quite loose) then back up to the middle of her upper arms. See more »


Ellaria Sand: No wonder you can't stand, you have no spine.
[Ellaria starts to leave. Doran grabs her wrist]
Doran Martell: You are mother to four of my nieces, girls I love very much. For their sake, I hope you live a long and happy life. Speak to me that way again and you won't.
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Referenced in Thronecast: The Dance of Dragons (2015) See more »


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2 July 2017 | by akhanna-28238See all my reviews

This episode is like an injection loaded with the purest form of adrenaline. Starts off as a great episode then gets better and better. Ends on a fantastic note. The last 15 minutes at mereen are simply incredible and i would rate it as the best episode of the season (I've seen the finale). Hardhome was incredible but this is even better. The fighting scenes are perhaps the best I've seen till date,the brilliance of this show matches the grandeur of this show which is simply unbelievable. game of thrones is among the finest things in the history of mankind,its far ahead than other shows that we see today. Cant thank the makers of this show enough. It is so raw and feels so real,GOT is a whole new world in itself. This is insane stuff and television doesnot get any better than this. Im sure by now u have got my point.Lool

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