Game of Thrones (2011– )
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The Dragon and the Wolf 

Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Tyrion Lannister
... Jaime Lannister
... Cersei Lannister
... Daenerys Targaryen
... Jon Snow
... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
... Davos Seaworth
... Sansa Stark
... Arya Stark
... Missandei
... Theon Greyjoy
... Samwell Tarly
... Bran Stark
... Lord Varys
... Bronn
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In King's Landing a grand meeting takes place. Theon makes amends and rescue plans. Sansa punishes those who wronged her family. Jaime confronts Cersei. The complete truth of Jon's lineage is revealed. The army of the dead reaches the Wall.

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27 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the novels, Asha Greyjoy (called Yara in the show) never attempted to rescue Theon. Currently they are held captive at Stannis's camp. See more »

Goofs

Arya accuses Littlefinger, "You told our mother this knife belonged to Tyrion Lannister. But that was another one of your lies. It was yours." Littlefinger never denied the knife originally belonged to him - he said that outright in Game of Thrones: Lord Snow. His lie was about the identity of the person to whom he lost the knife in a bet, which was not Tyrion but Robert. See more »

Quotes

Jon Snow: When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies.
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References Game of Thrones: First of His Name (2014) See more »

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Game of Thrones Main Title Theme
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Dumbed down to the level of a cartoon strip
29 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have found this show to be enthralling, but this episode (even worse, actually: season finale, as I only found out after watching it) was like a slap in the face, and the disappointment only grows the more I think about it. As I was watching I couldn't help but get excited, but then quickly realised I just witnessed blatant abuse of my own and others' fascination and love for a great story.

I haven't read the books (I hope those who have can take refuge in them), but I very much enjoyed the way an intricate world was meticulously built up and used as stage for incredible plots, twists, battles, and great character development (which was all the more satisfying as characters we'd been led to believe were 'main' got swatted like flies, and others stepped forward).

The TV show did a great job of all this, but then at some point (perhaps when running out of book material) decided to (or could only manage to) pump this delicate foundation for cheap thrills and fan service, glossed over with spectacular Hollywood action scenes. Plot lines carefully laid over years have been torn up and clumsily tied together for the sake of some "awesome scenes", and nothing has been done protect the integrity of the GoT world or story. After this episode there is little left to excite anyone - who honestly cares about any of the characters anymore? All that's waiting for us is a clash of living vs dead - it's like we're all incredibly excited to see the next crappy zombie movie to come out.

The show has plenty of momentum left for a chance to redeem itself, but it will take hard work to patch together something respectable from the rubble left by these last episodes.


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