Game of Thrones - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Lord Snow



Critic Consensus: "Lord Snow" is an intriguing and heavy transitional episode with standout performances from Bean and Gillen, though it would be better served with more focus on character change and development.

Episode Info

Jon impresses Tyrion at Castle Black; Ned confronts his past and future at King's Landing; Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.


Sean Bean
as Eddard "Ned" Stark
Mark Addy
as King Robert Baratheon
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Harry Lloyd
as Viserys Targaryen
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Owen Teale
as Allister Thorne
Jamie Sives
as Jory Cassel
Ron Donachie
as Ser Rodrick Cassel
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Stark
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Miltos Yerolemou
as Syrio Forel
Susan Brown
as Septa Mordane
Elyes Gabel
as Rakharo
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
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Critic reviews for Lord Snow

Welcome back to Westeros, where last night everyone got good and spooked, and we learned a lot more about this country, especially its weather.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The show continues to impress, and while the dense machinations are sometimes difficult to follow, it maintains its solid pacing and strong performances.

April 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I've talked before about how heavy on exposition this show is, and "Lord Snow" is particularly big on that. For the most part, though, it works this week, because the stories are being told with such passion.

March 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Episode 3 of Game Of Thrones requires you to take your concentration level to the next level, as a host of potential heroes and villains are introduced.

March 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This was more of a setup episode than anything else, and yet I still found it very entertaining. There's not enough ambitious TV series anymore, but Game of Thrones has already filled that void for me.

March 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

I like that Game of Thrones allows us some room to doubt how much of these magical tales are true.

March 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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