Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
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The Bells 

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Forces have arrived at King's Landing for the final battle.


Miguel Sapochnik


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Jacob Anderson ... Grey Worm
Pilou Asbæk ... Euron Greyjoy
Anton Lesser ... Qyburn
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson ... Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane
Laura Elphinstone ... Nora
Marc Rissmann ... Harry Strickland


Jon refuses to 'betray his queen' by rightfully claiming the throne Varys urges Jon would be a better ruler, but after Tyrion reveals Varys' plot, Daenerys executes Varys by dragon fire. Jaime was captured, but Tyrion releases him to try persuading Cersei to surrender the city and escape Westeros together. Drogon destroys the Iron Fleet and most of the city's defenses, allowing Daenerys's army to enter. Cersei deludes herself the Red Keep never falls, but the Westeros forces and Golden Company are quickly overwhelmed. The city signals its surrender by a bells signal Tyrion proposed, but an enraged Daenerys ignores it, leveling the city, burning all. Despite Jon's pacifying efforts, the allied army follows her lead under Grey Worm, slaughtering soldiers and civilians in their path, horrifying Tyrion and Davos as badly. Jaime kills Euron who dared him to a duel but is himself mortally wounded. The Hound convinces Arya to abandon her longtime vendetta against Cersei and save herself; ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) was a strong advocate for the show's cast hard work on the last season, and found people's offenses aimed at show-runner Benioff and Weiss disrespectful. He said accusing them for lack of interest in landing the show's ending right was unfair and was quoted saying "For anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators of the show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested of all and to for a second think they didn't spend the last 10 years thinking how they were gonna end it is kinda silly. And also know that they too read the comments. Even though you sit on your own and go 'Stupid writers! A**holes!' They really, like everyone on Game of Thrones, every single person--and there are thousands--we worked our asses off to make the best show we could for the ending." See more »


Arya and the Hound left Winterfell in the previous episode Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks before the Northern army. They are supposed to travel much faster (as opposed to an army with thousand of soldiers and provisions, etc.) and they have no motivation to linger anywhere. Yet they arrive after the Northern army has reached King's Landing and established a siege perimeter. See more »


Euron Greyjoy: [to Jaime] I got you! I'm the man who killed Jaime Lannister.
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References Game of Thrones: The Mountain and the Viper (2014) See more »

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A visual masterpiece with mediocre writing
13 May 2019 | by ThePrinceOfReviewsSee all my reviews

Was this episode visually appealing? YES. Could the script for this episode be better? YES.

If you just want action, lots of fighting and explosions then this is the episode you are going to enjoy. But if you want a logical story line without plot holes, a poor plot amour and strong character development (or endings), then no. The story line is very obviously rushed and you can tell that D&D has put little thought into writing a script that could match the levels of the earlier seasons, instead they opted for a more cinematic approach with impressive visuals.

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Release Date:

12 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray version)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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