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The Broken Man 

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Jon and Sansa gather troops. Jaime arrives at Riverrun. Olenna Tyrell plans to leave King's Landing. Theon and Yara plan a destination. Arya makes plans to leave.

Director:

Mark Mylod

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Jonathan Pryce ... High Sparrow
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Ian McShane ... Brother Ray
Diana Rigg ... Olenna Tyrell
Clive Russell ... Brynden 'Blackfish' Tully
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Storyline

The Hound was saved by Brother Ray, the leader of a community, and has a peaceful life working as woodman. When three men from the Brotherhood threaten the villagers, The Hound is worried about but Brother Ray does not believe in violence anymore. Margaery seems to be converted by the High-Sparrow, but when she learns that her grandmother Oleanna Tyrrell is in danger, she contacts her to convince Oleanna to leave King's Landing. Jon. Sansa and Davos are searching for allies to vanquish Ramsay and retake Winterfell. Jaime and Bronn arrive at the Blackfish Castle and Jaime tries to convince him to surrender to the siege to his castle. Theon and Yara are resting in a brothel and waiting for uncle Euron's attack. Arya makes arrangements to return to Westeros but she is stabbed by the Waif. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broken Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The final episode in the series to not feature Emilia Clarke. See more »

Goofs

When Black Walder holds a knife to Edmure's throat, during a closeup, the blade is revealed to be an obvious prop blade without an edge. See more »

Quotes

Brynden 'Blackfish' Tully: As long as I'm standing, the war is not over. This is my home. I was born in this castle and I'm ready to die in it. So you can either attack or try to starve us out. We have enough provisions for two years. Do you have two years, Kingslayer?
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Referenced in Thronecast: The Broken Man (2016) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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This man may be broken, but the episode's quality isn't
28 March 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Came to 'Game of Thrones' fairly late in the game and due to being so busy the binge-watching was gradual. Have found myself truly loving the show, very quickly becoming one of my favourites. It totally lives up to the hype and not only does it do the brilliant source material justice (a rarity in television) it is on its own merits one of the finest, most addictive and consistently compelling shows in recent years and quality-wise it puts a lot of films in recent years to shame.

"The Broken Man" may not quite be one of the best 'Game of Thrones' episodes. As far as Season 6 episodes go, it's not quite up there with "Home", "Book of the Stranger" and "The Door". That is in no way a knock because it is still a great episode that has almost everything that makes 'Game of Thrones' such a favourite. It doesn't matter that "The Broken Man" is not the most action-packed episode, that there aren't the big moments quite on the same level as other episodes and that it doesn't have as many bold revelations.

What "The Broken Man" does brilliantly is the characterisation and development. One of the best episodes of Season 6 in this regard, plentiful and very rich, never less than interesting. It is one of those setting up episodes and putting things into place, again doing a great job with that and in a way that forwards momentum and like things are leading somewhere. It also does better than the previous Season 6 episodes for me actually in feeling the most like the first two seasons and like the show had gone back to its roots, possibly too the best Season 6 in general got in achieving this. No knocking here, just really liked that there was a return to this story approach.

Did feel that Arya's scenes were a little rushed and didn't fit as comfortably as the rest of the more relevant and bigger events did, her biggest moment (her attack) is shocking though.

Other than that, there are standout elements in the story and characters. In particular Sandor's return, the introduction of Lyanna, Blackfish (an awesome character), Jaime and Blackfish's interaction and the Riverrun siege.

Have no issue with the performances with not a bad performance in the bunch, with the introductory and returning characters making just as much an impression as the regulars. Rory McCann is pretty scintillating, as is Clive Russell with some of the episode's best lines.

Visually, "The Broken Man" looks amazing, as one would expect for 'Game of Thrones'. The scenery is throughout spectacular, the sets are hugely atmospheric and beautiful on the eyes with a real meticulous eye for detail and the costumes suit the characters to a tee. The make-up is beautifully done. As well the cinematography and editing, which are cinematic quality as well.

One cannot talk about "The Broken Man" without mentioning the thematically, orchestrally and atmospherically multi-layered music scoring and the unforgettable main theme. Again, worthy of a high-budget fantasy/action/drama film. The end scoring is especially powerful.

Plenty of layers, passion and sensitivity in the writing, loved that for Blackfish.

In summary, great episode. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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