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Book of the Stranger 

Sansa arrives at Castle Black. Tyrion makes a deal with the slave masters. Jorah and Daario sneak into Vaes Dothrak. Ramsay sends a letter to Jon. Theon arrives at Pyke. Cersei and Olenna Tyrell plot against the High Sparrow.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Davos Seaworth
Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
High Sparrow


Sansa arrives at Black Castle with Brienne and Podrick and reunites to Jon Snow, who has resigned from the Night's Watch after the deception of the betrayal of his brothers. Sansa tries to convince him to attack and retake Winterfell while Brienne meets Davos and Melisandre and warns that she killed Stannis and she does not forget or forgive the assassination of Renly through black magic. Littlefinger returns to Runestone and is welcomed by his nephew Robin and convinces him to send his army to protect Sansa at Castle Black. In Meereen, Tyrion negotiates a truce and the end of the support to the Sons of Harpy with the masters of Slaver's Bay. Jorah and Daario arrive at Vaes Dothrak and they meet Daenerys that explains a plan to them. Margaery meets the High Sparrow and he tells how he learned the truth. Tommen tells to Cersei that Margaery will be exposed to the people soon, and Cersei plots a scheme with Olenna to destroy the High Sparrow. Theon returns to the Iron Island and after a... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the book, the contents of Ramsay's letter (nicknamed by fans as either the "Bastard Letter" or the "Pink Letter") are entirely different than in the show: Ramsay claims that he killed Stannis and destroyed his host; that he holds Mance Rayder (not Rickon) captive and skinned the six spearwives; he demands Jon to deliver him his bride (Jeyne Poole, not Sansa), Theon, Melisandre, Selyse, Shireen, Mance's baby son and sister-in-law Val. The letter says nothing about Jon's decision to allow the wildlings to pass the Wall. See more »


Tyrion claims that a clever man once told him "We make peace with our enemies, not our friends". Littlefinger said that sentence (Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die), not to Tyrion but to Ned Stark, and Tyrion was not present. See more »


Tyrion Lannister: Slavery is a horror that should be ended at once. War is a horror that should be ended at once.
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References Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die (2011) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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22 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Came to 'Game of Thrones' fairly late in the game and due to being so busy the binge-watching was gradual. Have found myself truly loving the show, very quickly becoming one of my favourites. It totally lives up to the hype and not only does it do the brilliant source material justice (a rarity in television) it is on its own merits one of the finest, most addictive and consistently compelling shows in recent years and quality-wise it puts a lot of films in recent years to shame.

"Book of the Stranger" is one of the best episodes of Season 6, which settled much quicker and more consistently than Season 5 generally, and a standout of the latter seasons, an episode that has everything that makes 'Game of Thrones' as great as it is and what it's all about. It is one of the most acclaimed episodes of the season, have also seen fans and critics cite it as one of the best 'Game of Thrones' episodes, and can totally see why on all counts. Never thought that another Season 6 episode could outdo the brilliant "Home", "Book of the Stranger" may have just managed that.

While the whole story is tremendously absorbing with a lot of passion, sensitivity and emotional wallop, every 'Game of Thrones' episode has at least one standout scene even the weaker ones. "Book of the Stranger" has three, the Jon and Sansa reunion, Daenerys' conquering and the scene between Brienne, Davos and Melisandre. All three among the season's best scenes.

Anything with Tyrion is awesome and also found the letter scene pretty harrowing with it showing how much a monster Ramsay is. The whole episode is packed with reunions, alliances and forward momentum in both story and characterisation, with plenty of surprises and emotion.

'Game of Thrones' has always been consistent in the high quality of the acting. Particularly outstanding performances being from Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage.

Visually, "Book of the Stranger" looks amazing, as one would expect for 'Game of Thrones'. The scenery is throughout spectacular, the sets are hugely atmospheric and beautiful on the eyes with a real meticulous eye for detail and the costumes suit the characters to a tee. The make-up is beautifully done. As well the cinematography and editing, which are cinematic quality as well.

One cannot talk about "Book of the Stranger" without mentioning the thematically, orchestrally and atmospherically multi-layered music scoring and the unforgettable main theme. Again, worthy of a high-budget fantasy/action/drama film. The end scoring is especially powerful.

The writing is thought-provoking and very rich in layers with plenty of passion and sensitivity.

In conclusion, fantastic episode and a must watch. And this is coming from a genuine viewer who has not given every episode a 10 (have actually given my fair share of 8s and 9s) and has been honest in her opinions. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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