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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.


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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, Lord Walder Frey does not wed a ninth wife. Catelyn killed his dim-witted grandson Aegon (aka Jinglebell), not his eighth wife. 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 »


Gilly: [to Sam] I'm not angry at you. I'm angry that horrible people can treat good people that way and get away with it.
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References Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker (2016) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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blooming wringers
30 May 2016 | by mad_man_moonSee all my reviews

I really, really, liked this episode, and the ending was really rather stirring. Great performances all around, and this is shaping up to be one of my favourite seasons in terms of actually gelling and everything feeling balanced from a story telling point of view. Production design is also great, too, although I laughed aloud at the Tully's ridiculous abode. It's frankly completely unexpected within the land that I've seen so far on screen. I could accept it on the continent, with some truly stupendous citadels, but it just comes out of nowhere, so it's a bit of a joke. Still, absolutely lovely once the shock wears off.

This said, it's far from my favourite television watching, and I find myself thinking sometimes that for writers there has to be more to drama than simply putting people through the blooming wringer.

Hopefully we can get a little more from our TV in the coming years now that Amazon and Netflix are upping everyone's collective game.

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