Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.

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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 garykmcd

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The battle of Hardhome is the only large-scale battle to take place in the eight episode of a season. The other major battle scenes of the first six seasons (which featured ten episodes each) all took place in the penultimate episode: the battle of Blackwater Bay (Game of Thrones: Blackwater (2012)), the siege of Castle Black (Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall (2014)) and the battle of Winterfell (Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards (2016)). See more »

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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 »

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Tyrion Lannister: When I was a young man I heard a story about a baby born during the worst storm in living memory. She had no wealth, no lands, no army, only a name and a handful of supporters, most of whom probably thought they could use that name to benefit themselves. They kept her alive, moving her from place to place, often hours ahead of the men who had been sent to kill her. She was eventually sold off to some warlord on the edge of the world and that appeared to be that. And then a few years later the ...
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Yes, Winter Has Finally Come!!!
31 May 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Holy bananza, this episode took me by surprise. i wasn't expecting this epic battle, the writers have finally delivered some amazing action in this slow paced season.

for me, this season was the weakest, but thank god for this episode, this is probably the best episode in the whole show, it has everything you ever wanted in Game of Thrones and more. heck, the last 20 minutes was one of the best things i've ever seen in TV history. for all the people who gave up on Game of Thrones because of the 5th season, you don't know what you're missing!.

only Two episodes left, hope the writers continue with this amazing work. can't wait another week!


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