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Beyond the Wall 

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Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.


Alan Taylor


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Joe Dempsie ... Gendry
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Richard Dormer ... Beric Dondarrion
Paul Kaye ... Thoros of Myr
Joseph Mawle ... Benjen Stark


Jon and his band of men go beyond the wall in search of a Wight to capture and return to Kings Landing. Arya and Sansas relationship continues to derail with the help of LittleFinger. And Tyrion and Daenerys discuss the future of her reign. Written by duffmanbjk

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This episode was accidentally aired by HBO Spain 5 days before its official release. See more »


While Jon's squad is battling the wights on the frozen lake, next to Beric, you can clearly see a man swinging his weapon at nothing. The animators obviously forgot to add a CGI wight as his opponent. See more »


Beric Dondarrion: We'll meet again, Clegane.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Fucking hope not.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Some epic scenes, but terrible writing
29 August 2017 | by gevmartSee all my reviews

***** Might contain slight spoilers *****

For me, this episode is one of the weakest in the entire series, with plenty of things wrong with it, but let's start with the good staff first.

The visual and sound effects are good, directing is fine, acting is as good as it was in the first seasons. Some scenes are epic, especially the end of the episode.

But everything else is straight awful. The dialog in the first seasons was much superior to what we see now. The drama between the characters, their motivations, cunning tricks and lies are either absent or terribly made. And the general plot writing is just horrible, not at all GOT level, more like Marvel movies with last minute saves and illogical events. The lack of the books shows vastly and the show writers are not able to write anything nearly as good as George R. R. Martin creates.

Generally, the show has gone downhill after season four, with only a few good episodes in season six, and one in each of seasons five and seven.

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20 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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