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

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Alan Taylor

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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
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
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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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As of this episode, Alan Taylor is the most recurring director of the series, having directed seven episodes. See more »

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It is not explained why Jon and his crew don't simply break the ice around them as soon as it forms to ensure the dead are never able to reach them. See more »

Quotes

Jon Snow: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
[Jon grabs Daenerys's hand]
Jon Snow: I wish I could take it back. I wish we'd never gone.
Daenerys Targaryen: I don't. If we hadn't gone, I wouldn't have seen. You have to see it to know. Now I know. The dragons are my children. They're the only children I'll ever have. Don't you understand? We are going to destroy the Night King and his army. And we'll do it together. You have my word.
Jon Snow: Thank you, Dany.
Daenerys Targaryen: 'Dany'?
[Daenerys chuckles]
Daenerys Targaryen: Who was the last person who called me that? I'm not sure. Was it my brother...
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References The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) See more »

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Completely different show
22 August 2017 | by wishpishhSee all my reviews

I don't want to focus here on the large number of plot holes or the absurd level of suspension of disbelief necessary to take anything in this episode seriously. That's been done thoroughly by others already. Instead I want to emphasize how far from the earlier seasons this show has come.

A quick reminder, here are the things that made Game of Thrones an amazing and unique show that both hardcore fantasy fans and those not so much into fantasy could enjoy, for at least four seasons:

  • Scheming, plotting and politics. There were so many layers of betrayal, intrigue, and loyalties (and lack thereof). How many times we were shocked to see key characters unpredictably turn on each other. How sophisticated the political relations that did not treat the audience as idiots.


  • Truly gruesome violence and head-turning sex scenes. Few movies or shows have displayed such graphic deaths. Sure, there are splatter and gore movies that are "worse", but it's a completely different thing to see it realistically portrayed and happening to characters you're heavily invested in. GoT has on multiple occasions left me trembling from shock.


  • Multi-layered, deep, interesting characters. None of the characters felt like stereotypes or flat. They were always surprising you with new depths and character development. They were smart, deep and interesting. Compare Tyrion in the first two seasons to the Tyrion in the last two. He's completely uninteresting, a shadow of his former self. Same thing with Jaime. And it's not because of their character arcs. They've just become bland, stupid Hollywood stereotypes, completely hollow.


  • Unpredictability and sense of danger. There's been no other show where you always felt that anything could happen, any time, to anyone. And just when you thought that you'd hit bottom and surely a sweet revenge story would start and things would get better. Nope. Things get worse. And worse. And gruesome, heartbreaking and still surprising.


All of this is gone now. It's become totally predictable, stupid popcorn entertainment. There's barely any intrigue left, all characters are boring and one-dimensional, nothing really shocking. I started feeling it in the sixth season, but that still had its highs. Now this episode. Not only is it a bad episodes, it's actually so poorly written that it lifts the veil off the preceding episodes of the season as well. It was still possible to ignore the worrying signals, until now, but this episode actually manages to remind me of how far off the track this show has gone. It's really, really sad.


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Release Date:

20 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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