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Mother's Mercy 

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Stannis arrives at Winterfell. Tyrion runs Meereen as Daario and Jorah go after Daenerys. Jaime and Myrcella leave Dorne. Jon sends Sam and Gilly to Oldtown. Arya challenges the Many-Faced God. Cersei confesses her sins.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei 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
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Michiel Huisman ... Daario Naharis
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Storyline

Stannis attacks Winterfell. Sansa and Theon find themselves on a difficult situation. Arya challenges the many face god. Daenerys is surrounded by acquaintances. Jaime and Myrcella leave Dorne. Cersei confesses. Sam goes to oldtown to become the new maester. Jon receives news about his uncle Benjen.

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Release Date:

14 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During Cersei's confession with the High Sparrow, he dismisses the charges that her children were not fathered by King Robert and are actually the products of incest with Jaime. In the novel, the High Sparrow's decision was explained in more detail, that if Cersei's children were determined to be bastards it would make Stannis Baratheon the rightful claimant to the Iron Throne, who is no longer a follower of the Faith of the Seven but of the Lord of Light, which the High Sparrow considers a false faith to a red demon. See more »

Goofs

The gunk on Cersei's body during the "walk of atonement" visibly changes between shots (from the right clavicle to right deltoid and back again, for example). The changes often occur between faraway and close-up shots, because the faraway shots are actually the body of Rebecca Van Cleave, with Lena Headey's face very obviously CGI'ed over hers, whereas the closeup shots are Headey. See more »

Quotes

Lord Varys: Hello, old friend. I thought we were so happy together until you abandoned me.
Tyrion Lannister: I suppose there's no point asking how you found me.
Lord Varys: The birds sing in the west, the birds sing in the east, if one knows how to listen. They tell me you've already found favor with the Mother of Dragons.
Tyrion Lannister: Well, she didn't execute me, so that's a promising start. Now the heroes are off to find her, and I'm stuck here trying to placate a city on the brink of civil war. Any advice for an old comrade?
Lord Varys: Information is the ...
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Game of Thrones - Main Title
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Not nearly as excellent as episode 8 and 9, but a great cliffhanger to Season 6

Mother's Mercy isn't as excellent as the last two, but it's a great cliffhanger that would solve all the questions in Season 6. Would Arya forget her name and become a nameless face? Will Jon Snow return from the grave after his death? Will Sansa and Reek find another way to escape the clutches of Ramsay Bolton? All of the questions will be answered in Season 6. For now, the performances are still great, the story/script is still well-written, the pacing, while a bit rushed, is fine for the most part, the directing is superb, the music score is still beautiful in it's atmosphere, the sets are lavish, the costumes are neat, the scenery is still gorgeous to look at, and the editing is sharper. So, overall, another great episode and a solid cliffhanger to Season 6.


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