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The Broken Man 

Jon and Sansa gather troops. Jaime arrives at Riverrun. Olenna Tyrell plans to leave King's Landing. Theon and Yara plan a destination. Arya makes plans to leave.

Director:

Mark Mylod

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Jonathan Pryce ... High Sparrow
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Ian McShane ... Brother Ray
Diana Rigg ... Olenna Tyrell
Clive Russell ... Brynden 'Blackfish' Tully
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Storyline

The Hound was saved by Brother Ray, the leader of a community, and has a peaceful life working as woodman. When three men from the Brotherhood threaten the villagers, The Hound is worried about but Brother Ray does not believe in violence anymore. Margaery seems to be converted by the High-Sparrow, but when she learns that her grandmother Oleanna Tyrrell is in danger, she contacts her to convince Oleanna to leave King's Landing. Jon. Sansa and Davos are searching for allies to vanquish Ramsay and retake Winterfell. Jaime and Bronn arrive at the Blackfish Castle and Jaime tries to convince him to surrender to the siege to his castle. Theon and Yara are resting in a brothel and waiting for uncle Euron's attack. Arya makes arrangements to return to Westeros but she is stabbed by the Waif. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broken Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the books, Jaime brings nearly 1,000 soldiers to Riverrun, not 8,000. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, the Hound stands before Ray, who is hanging from the partly built Sept. He turns to pick up an axe - but when he picks it up, Ray is no longer hanging from the Sept in the background. See more »

Quotes

Olenna Tyrell: [to Cersei] I wonder if you're the worst person I've ever met. At a certain age, it's hard to recall. But the truly vile do stand out through the years.
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References Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood (2011) See more »

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Main Title
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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A great episode that isn't just setup for the final three

Right from the beginning of the episode, you could tell this was going to be a special one and oh boy, did it deliver! This season really is amazing (thus far)and this episode is probably the second best, right behind "The Door".

It really tries new things and kind of breaks the fold when it comes to the structure of a Thrones episode as it really is focused on one character, who has returned after 2 years of being presumably dead, and his arc throughout the episode; trying to adjust to a life without murder, but then ultimately being sucked back into that world in a tragic ending. We get a surprise guest appearance from Ian McShane who, of course, gives a fantastic performance and really makes you care for his character in just mere minutes of screen time, making the unfortunate twist at the end of the episode all the more sadder.

Of course, there are other surprises and plot advances, which only bolster the episode, but I'd just like to mention the Riverrun plot line, which featured a great scene between Jaime and the Blackfish, and the return of the beloved Bronn. It's great to see Jaime becoming the man Tywin wanted him to be and getting his family and their house back together ever since his daughter died in his arms back in Season 5, which has clearly changed him, for better or worse.

Unfortunately, Tyrion is absent for a second episode in a row, which is fine because if there's no story to tell, then just checking up on him would purely be filler, but I always miss him and Varys's banter.

The only flaw with this episode is what it doesn't have, but it doesn't really need it either. Therefore: I'm going to give this episode a 9.7/10.


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