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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.


David Nutter


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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In the books, Davos, Melisandre, Shireen and Selyse do not accompany Stannis' host: Davos was sent earlier to the White Harbor, Melisandre remains at Castle Black, and Selyse and Shireen are at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and later come to Castle Black. See more »


Jorah Mormont (played by Iain Glen) contracted greyscale from combat with one of the Stone Men. Greyscale is highly contagious. He's been in the fighting pits and presumably the gladiator's quarters. He'd have left a long trail of greyscale. This is ignored. Now he even reaches his hand out to Daenerys, and she takes it... See more »


Doran Martell: I believe in second chances. I don't believe in third chances.
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Simply Beautiful

Now this episode is going to shake the internet!!! there is so much happening in this episode I don't really now what my feelings are, I'm honestly sad, excited, and scared of what is going to happen next. Many book readers don't like that D&D changed some story lines, but I'm really grateful they did as they changed the show to the better. Arya never meets ser Meryn Trant, nor Daenerys is directly attacked by the sons of harpy, and oh my god,they just killed two more characters that are still alive in books.... I don't want to spoil who for those who still didn't watch the episode... Overall, this was a hell of an episode that you don't want to miss!

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Release Date:

7 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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