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The Winds of Winter 

Cersei and Loras Tyrell stand trial by the gods. Daenerys prepares to set sail for Westeros. Davos confronts Melisandre. Sam and Gilly arrive in the Citadel. Bran discovers a long-kept secret. Lord Frey has an uninvited guest.


Miguel Sapochnik


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Indira Varma ... Ellaria Sand
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Jonathan Pryce ... High Sparrow
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys


Cersei and Loras stand trial for their crimes, while Jaime celebrates victory with Walder Frey at The Twins. Davos confronts Jon about Melisandre's actions, and Littlefinger reveals his intentions to Sansa. Meanwhile, Bran continues his quest for knowledge in the far North as "winter" finally arrives.

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Release Date:

26 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


For the first time on the show, the official words of House Lannister "Hear my roar!" are spoken on-screen. The phrase is also mentioned only once in the novels, in contrast to the Lannisters' unofficial motto "A Lannister always pay his debts", which is mentioned often both in the show and the novels. See more »


When Daenerys sets sails to Westeros, the direction of the Targaryen flag on Grey Worm's ship is inconsistent with the sails. See more »


Daenerys Targaryen: If I'm going to rule in Westeros, I'll need to make alliances. The best way to make alliances is with marriage.
Daario Naharis: Who are you marrying this time?
Daenerys Targaryen: I don't know. Maybe no one.
Daario Naharis: But you need to lure all the noble houses to the table? Are you a queen or fish bait?
Daenerys Targaryen: I can't bring a lover to Westeros.
Daario Naharis: A king wouldn't think twice about it.
Daenerys Targaryen: So that's what you want? To be my mistress?
Daario Naharis: I'm not proud. I don't care what perfumed aristocrat sits beside you in the throne room. I don't want a crown. I want you. I...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the Direwolf absent since the beginning of season 3 has returned on Winterfell, replacing the Flayed Man. See more »


References Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere (2013) See more »


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  • Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi

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Another classic episode! Can't wait for the seventh season!

After a pretty good first episode, the later episodes became better with strong character depth, excellent writing, and some really intense moments. The Winds of Winter continues the high standards. The directing is great, the editing is really neat, Ramin Djawadi continues to make some more beautiful music, and the script is well-written. The writing is really good, the characters are still believable, the relationships continue to shine, the pacing is really good and never drags. The story-arcs have been advanced perfectly, but since I just saw the episode, I'm not going to spoil anything.

Season 6 has been a great year for Game of Thrones so far. What started out as a slow, but still good beginning, became better thanks to emotional performances from the Stark and Lannister people, strong writing, and did I forget to mention that the action sequences are the best I've seen since the fourth season? Also, with Ramsay Bolton gone, if we see the White Walkers and their leader again in the next season, things might get interesting.

Overall, The Winds of Winter is another classic episode and a solid season finale. Can't wait for the seventh season! Thumbs up! :)

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