Game of Thrones (2011– )
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Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.


Miguel Sapochnik


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Tom Wlaschiha ... Jaqen H'ghar
Michael McElhatton ... Roose Bolton
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Bolton
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont


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 garykmcd

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Release Date:

31 May 2015 (USA) See more »


Box Office


£10,000,000 (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?


This episode became the highest rated episode (on IMDB) of the series with a rating of 9.9 in just a few hours after it aired. This average was surpassed by Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards (2016), with almost twice as many ratings. 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 »


Daenerys Targaryen: So I should welcome you into my service because you murdered members of your own family?
Tyrion Lannister: Into your service? Your grace, we have only just met. It's too soon to know if you deserve my service.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood (2016) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Review of season 5: Episodes 7-8
1 June 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

Episode 7 was good, not great, but good. There were some plot developments as usual, plot moves forward, but nothing that good. Sure, costumer, set design, acting is at their best, but something was missing.

Episode 8 gave us FINALLY that missing piece. WOW was the first word that came to my mind after witnessing this piece of art. Won't going to spoil anything, but this is hands down the best episode of season 5, and one of the very best of the entire show - it is THAT good. There were many great written exchanges in this episode, very strong acting us usual, and what an outcome. Sure, it's not the outcome yet, but what a spectacular, superbly directed, shoot sequence at the end. Kudos to all involved, terrific sequence, probably to big to wittiness it on a small screen - what other shows do something like that?

Overall, Episode 7 gets 8/10, and Episode 8 pure 10/10. "I think we are fxxxed" - that is probably was the first thought that came to John Snow's mind at the very end of this sequence.

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