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The Gift 

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Jon heads east as trouble begins to stir for Sam and Gilly at Castle Black. Sansa asks Theon for help. Tyrion and Jorah are sold as slaves. Cersei savors her triumph over the Tyrells as new plots are developed in the shadows.


Miguel Sapochnik


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 4 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
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Tommen Baratheon
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy


At Castle Black, Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane and a few Rangers head north of the Wall. Master Aemon has reached the end of his days and Sam gets a warning. Stannis and his army face the ravages of winter and Ser Davos recommends they return to Castle Black. At Winterfell, Sansa begs a terrified Theon to help her escape but he proves an inadequate ally. Tyrion and Ser Jorah are sold at a slave market. In Meereen, Daenerys gets unexpected advice from Daario. In King's Landing, Lady Olenna calls on the High Sparrow to seek her grandchildren's release but gets no satisfaction. She may have found an ally. A gloating Cersei visits Margaery in the cells below the Red Keep but the High Septon has a surprise for her. In Dorne, Jaime sees Myrcella who makes it clear that she considers Dorne her home and that she has no intention of leaving. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

24 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the books, Yezzan never gives Tyrion money. Tyrion wins a lot of money for Yezzan by playing Cyvasse, but Yezzan does not share the profits with him. See more »


Malko refers to the Siege of Pyke as "Siege of Spyke". See more »


[at the arena, Jorah Mormont appears before Daenerys. She is not pleased to see him]
Daenerys Targaryen: [to the guards] Get him out of my sight.
Jorah Mormont: Khaleesi, please, I just need a moment of your time. I brought you a gift.
[as the guards start dragging Jorah away, Tyrion steps into the arena]
Tyrion Lannister: It's true. He has.
Daenerys Targaryen: Who are you?
Tyrion Lannister: I'm the gift. It's a pleasure to meet you, Your Grace. My name is Tyrion Lannister.
[Daenerys gapes at Tyrion]
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References Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose (2014) See more »


Game of Thrones - Main Title
Written by Ramin Djawadi
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A classic episode that improves on the first six episodes

After the controversial Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, The Gift is a very satisfying episode that improves on the first six episodes. It does a neat job advancing the plot progression while making the relationships remain interesting. Plus it has some action in it which is really cool to watch. And no, there aren't any problems I have with this episode because it's great to see things getting better than ever.

The performances are still great, the characters are still believable, the pacing never drags and doesn't become uneven, the story/script improves on the weak writing that episode six had, the directing and editing is still sharp, the music score from Ramin Djawadi continues to be beautifully atmospheric, the action is really cool to watch and the plot progression, like I said before, is advanced very neatly.

So, overall, a classic episode and an improvement over Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, which I thought was pretty good, but not without it's flaws. :)

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