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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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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

During an interview with Deadline, Kit Harington stated that he loved this episode and called it one of the best episodes in the entire series. 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. 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: Your family hasn't seen its end. You're still here.
Daenerys Targaryen: I can't have children.
Jon Snow: Who told you that?
Daenerys Targaryen: The witch who murdered my husband.
Jon Snow: Has it occurred to you she might not have been a reliable source of information?
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Connections

References Game of Thrones: The Pointy End (2011) See more »

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Game of Thrones Main Title Theme
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Absolutely incredible
27 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm still shaking from how good this episode was. This is simply one of the best episodes this show has ever had. The tension and intensity starts at the beginning and never lets up. The scene in the dragon pit with all the main characters is executed extremely well. The acting, music, and cinematography is absolutely perfect. Littlefinger's death is shocking and awesome, and I never knew how much I wanted him dead until I saw Arya slit his throat. There's finally some redemption for Theon and for Sansa. Then we get to the climax where Cercei reveals that she staged the meeting and never intends to honor her commitment, and finally Jaimie decides he's had enough of her betrayals and leaves. These scenes with Jaimie and Cercei are very powerful, and watching him ride into the winter free from her control is awesome. Then Bran and Sam find out the truth about Jon's heritage: he is the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna, making him the true heir of the iron throne. This scene is done beautifully, with Bran witnessing Rhaegar and Lyanna's wedding while at the same time, Jon and Dany finally get together. And finally, we have the destruction of the wall by the Night King. The CGI of wight Viserion is breathtaking, and the final moments of the show where the dragon burns the wall are the perfect way to end an incredible season. If season 8 is as good as (or better than) season 7, Game of Thrones will go down as the best TV show ever. 10/10


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