In Braavos, Arya is learning slowly and is regularly tested. She poses as an oyster seller and is assigned a specific task. In Meereen, Daenerys sits in judgment on Ser Jorah and Tyrion. While Jorah is again banished, Tyrion soon becomes her advisor. In Winterfell, Sansa learns something important from Theon. Roose Bolton meanwhile awaits Stannis' arrival but Ramsay disagrees with his approach.In King's Landing, Cersei learns from Qyburn that the High Sparrow has a strong case against her and recommends a way out for her. At Castle Black, Sam recovers from his wounds. Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane arrive at their destination north of the Wall. While some of them accept the offer of land in the south, many do not. Before they can leave however, the army of walkers arrive.Written by
The episode won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour). See more »
As Jon and Tormund run to protect the gates against the Army of the Dead, Jon runs towards one of the wights and sticks his sword into it, then the camera changes to back view and we see Jon a few meters back, running again towards the same wight. See more »
When I was a young man I heard a story about a baby born during the worst storm in living memory. She had no wealth, no lands, no army, only a name and a handful of supporters, most of whom probably thought they could use that name to benefit themselves. They kept her alive, moving her from place to place, often hours ahead of the men who had been sent to kill her. She was eventually sold off to some warlord on the edge of the world and that appeared to be that. And then a few years later the ...
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Is this the best episode of Game of Thrones ever? So far shock value has been the cause of a lot of positive reviews in episodes that were, OK, but not great.
This episode however is not like that, it doesn't rely on shock or surprise, it is well written, well put together and for me the best episode of the season by a long way. Possibly too, of the entire GOT show.
I am SOIAF book reader, and I know that this series has been, (mostly) way off the events that are portrayed in the books, but many key elements are in place on this episode, such as Arya's development, Cercei's story, and the re-emergence of the real enemy.
I love the additions to the storyline that develop with this episode, it is both very entertaining, and very intuitive of the TV writers. Hats off to them.
So to conclude, this may well be the best episode or GOT so far, along with, (in my opinion), 'The The Rains of Castamere' and 'Blackwater' Watch it, and decide for yourselves.
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