In Braavos, Arya is learning slowly and is regularly tested. She poses as an oyster seller and is assigned a specific task. In Meereen, Daenerys sits in judgment on Ser Jorah and Tyrion. While Jorah is again banished, Tyrion soon becomes her advisor. In Winterfell, Sansa learns something important from Theon. Roose Bolton meanwhile awaits Stannis' arrival but Ramsay disagrees with his approach.In King's Landing, Cersei learns from Qyburn that the High Sparrow has a strong case against her and recommends a way out for her. At Castle Black, Sam recovers from his wounds. Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane arrive at their destination north of the Wall. While some of them accept the offer of land in the south, many do not. Before they can leave however, the army of walkers arrive.Written by
This episode was Peter Dinklage's submission in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category in the 2015 Emmy Awards- his fifth nomination for the show and second win. See more »
In the last scenes, Wun Wun walks towards the sea, heading to the ship, but he disappears right after: as the cameras feature the boat moving towards the ship, Wun Wun can't be seen anywhere on the water. He simply vanishes. See more »
Is this the best episode of Game of Thrones ever? So far shock value has been the cause of a lot of positive reviews in episodes that were, OK, but not great.
This episode however is not like that, it doesn't rely on shock or surprise, it is well written, well put together and for me the best episode of the season by a long way. Possibly too, of the entire GOT show.
I am SOIAF book reader, and I know that this series has been, (mostly) way off the events that are portrayed in the books, but many key elements are in place on this episode, such as Arya's development, Cercei's story, and the re-emergence of the real enemy.
I love the additions to the storyline that develop with this episode, it is both very entertaining, and very intuitive of the TV writers. Hats off to them.
So to conclude, this may well be the best episode or GOT so far, along with, (in my opinion), 'The The Rains of Castamere' and 'Blackwater' Watch it, and decide for yourselves.
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