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Kill the Boy 

Daenerys arrests the heads of Meereen's great families. Jon makes a difficult decision. Theon is forced to face Sansa. Stannis rides south. Tyrion and Jorah enter the ruins of Old Valyria.


Jeremy Podeswa


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion 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)
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Michiel Huisman ... Daario Naharis
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Michael McElhatton ... Roose Bolton


In Meereen, Daenerys has to decide how to deal with the former masters after the death of Ser Barristan Selmy and the injuries inflicted on Grey Worm. She decides to round up the heads of the 13 richest families in the city and introduce them to her dragons. Jorah Mormont and Tyrion Lannister approach the ancient city of Valyria and, after witnessing something quite incredible, they are set upon by the Stone Men, and Mormont does not escape unscathed. Sansa finally sees what has become of Theon, courtesy of Ramsay Bolton's jealous mistress. Ramsay is particularly cruel to Theon at a dinner, much to Roose Bolton's displeasure. At Castle Black, Jon Snow tries to convince Tormund Giantsbane to move his people south of the Wall and settle in lands that will be made available to them. Most of the men of the Watch object to the plan. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

10 May 2015 (USA) See more »


Box Office


£6,000,000 (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 title refers to the advice Maester Aemon gave Jon about growing into a man of the Night's Watch, how he must mature into it and make selfless decisions. This is the same advice he gave many years ago to his own brother Aegon V Targaryen when he was crowned king: "Kill the boy, and let the man be born." See more »


In the sex scene between Ramsay and Myranda, she has brown spots on the left side of her face. In a later scene, where she speaks with Sansa, she has no facial spots. See more »


Tyrion Lannister: Long, sullen silences and an occasional punch in the face. The Mormont Way.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Stormborn (2017) See more »


Main Title
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Will the Boy Be Killed?
7 April 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The focus begins with Dany, whose miscalculations and ego have caused great distress. She begins by trying to rule through fear. She brings in the city's family leaders. She feeds one of them to the dragons, a horror filled scene. We don't know at this point if the carnage will continue, or if she is making a point. At first it appears to be the former. Things change however. The most interesting story takes us back to Theon and Ramsey, the utter psychotic "possible" son. He is totally evil, embracing the fear of everyone. He is also a coward because he has only accomplished things through his being shielded by his power base. He abuses women and plays psychological games with Sansa. He knows that she is vulnerable. She has grown some and believes that Littlefinger will do something to help her, but we will see how much this trust is worth. The forces under John Snow and his people amass and head out to face the Boltons. In a nice hook, we have Jorah hoping to appease the Dragon Lady with Tyrion. Unfortunately, they are accosted by the people who have become savages because of greyscale. The concluding scene sets up an interesting road ahead.

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