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The Iron Throne



Critic Consensus: If nothing else, "The Iron Throne" is a bittersweet -- if unfortunately bland -- series finale that ensures Game of Thrones fans will linger on the fate of their favorite characters for some time. Will they ever be satisfied by the show's conclusions? Ask us again in 10 years.

Episode Info

The series ends in the aftermath of Daenerys' obliteration of King's Landing, but many of those who have sworn loyalty to her begin to question her motives and fitness to sit on the Iron Throne.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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Critic reviews for The Iron Throne

We saw big moments, like the death of heroine-turned-despite Daenerys Targaryen. They happened quickly, and they kind of seemed anticlimactic.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's an ending only a writer could love.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The oddest aspect of the long-awaited, much derided, but actually pretty good finale of Game of Thrones is that it tries to sell an aristocratic coup as a glorious revolution.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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In this final episode, needing only to execute George R.R. Martin's ending, they clearly made a choice: to lean into the things their show does better than most other shows. It was the right choice!

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…
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The more they stay the same.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Benioff and Weiss organized their entire series around an ending that they didn't write to.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…
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