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Blood of My Blood 

Bran and Meera find a new ally. Gilly meets Sam's family. Arya makes a difficult choice. The Lannisters and Tyrells march against the High Sparrow.


Jack Bender


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:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Jonathan Pryce ... High Sparrow
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Michiel Huisman ... Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha ... Jaqen H'ghar
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Tommen Baratheon
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Diana Rigg ... Olenna Tyrell
Richard E. Grant ... Izembaro
David Bradley ... Walder Frey


The white walkers reach Meera and Bran but they are saved in the last minute by a mysterious black rider who turns out to be Benjen Stark. Sam and Gilly arrive at Horn Hill, where Sam introduces Gilly and Crastor's son to his family. Defending Sam, Gilly confesses that she is a wildling, which is appalling to Randyll. Nevertheless, Randyll accepts the baby into his home. However, Sam changes his mind in the last moment and decides to take Gilly, the baby as well as the Valyrian sword of his father with him and leave his home for good. King Tommen is allowed to see Queen Margery. Instead of killing the actress playing Cersei by poisoning her, Arya recovers her Needle and makes different plans. Jaime and the Tyrell army march into King's Landing, trying to stop Margery's planned walk of shame but the High Sparrow already thought this event through, making sure he will succeed in the end by manipulating King Tommen to take his side. As a result, Tommen fires his father from his job as ... Written by Andreea D

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Release Date:

29 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia See more »

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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?


In the books, there is no character named Simon Fossoway. See more »


The physical appearance of Aerys "the Mad King" Targaryen in the flashback scene heavily contradicts all other representations of him made by both the TV series and the novels, particularly that he is clean-shaven: his madness increased so much that he was too paranoid to allow any blades in his presence, thus did not cut his hair, beard and fingernails for years. By the time of Robert's Rebellion, Aerys' matted hair was so long that it hung below his waist, his uncut nails several inches long. See more »


Daenerys Targaryen: Every Khal who ever lived chose three bloodriders to fight beside him and guard his way, But I am not a Khal. I will not choose three blood riders. I choose you all. I will ask more of you than any Khal has ever asked of his Khalsar. Will you ride the wooden horses across the black salt sea? Will you kill my enemies in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses? Will you give me the Seven Kingdoms, the gift Khal Drogo promised me, before the Mother of Mountains? Are you with me, now and ...
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References Game of Thrones: Baelor (2011) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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An odd and quite small episode of Game of Thrones

For a while, I was thinking of not reviewing this episode at all since there's nothing really mind-blowing about it, and upon first watching "Blood of My Blood", I was rather disappointed with the episode, which is what I expected, coming off of last week's near-perfect episode. However, when I sat down with my parents and watched it for a second time, I realised that this episode is much better than I remembered as it executes just about everything it does flawlessly and it really is a perfect example of how Game of Thrones is great at drama as well as violence and fantasy.

It dials back on the momentum that previous episodes had and lets its story lines take their time, making it a rather small & self-contained episode that mainly comprises of just three major story lines; Arya's, King's Landing's and Sam's. Also, it perfectly meshes humour & tension with Sam's story-line whilst giving us a few surprises with the King's Landing plot and it sets up an exciting next episode for Arya. We get surprise returns from three characters that have been absent from the show for years, and the episode ends on a spectacular note, reminding us why this show is so special.

Overrall, this episode is a neat little gem and while it won't be remembered as one of Thrones' greats, it's still a fantastic episode that effortlessly blends fantasy and drama, whilst also balancing a few twists & turns with setup that makes me eager for the next episode.

My score for the episode: 9.6/10.

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