Two Swords

Game of Thrones: Season 4

Critic Score

Critic Consensus: While not particularly eventful, "Two Swords" expertly lays the foundation for the coming excitement of season four with superb writing.

Episode Info

Season four of the epic fantasy series has arrived and, while Tyrion welcomes a new guest, Arya is reunited with an old friend.

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Air Date: Apr 6, 2014
Directed By:
Written By: ,


as Tyrion Lannister

as Catelyn Stark

as Cersei Lannister

as Daenerys Targaryen

as Jaime Lannister

as Tywin Lannister

as Petyr Baelish

as Jorah Mormont

as Jon Snow

as Sansa Stark

as Robb Stark

as Arya Stark

as Ygritte

as Joffrey Baratheon

as Theon Greyjoy

as Sandor "The Hound" C...

as Olenna Tyrell

as Samwell Tarly

as Ellaria Sand

as Daario Naharis

as Jeor Mormont

as Oberyn Martell

as Stannis Baratheon

as Melisandre

as Barristan Selmy

as Davos Seaworth

as Maester Aemon

as Alliser Thorne

as Margaery Tyrell

as Grey Worm

as Janos Slynt

as Podrick Payne

as Meryn Trant

as Dontos Hollard

as Olyvar

as Bowen Marsh
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News & Interviews for Two Swords

Critic reviews for Two Swords

Indeed, "Two Swords" biggest payoffs are often its least over-the-top moments.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The dragons are bigger, the swords are sharper and the kids are meaner. The stage has been set for the most epic season so far!

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Schmoes Know

"Two Swords" was a solid GoT premiere, though it certainly didn't hide the fact that the show, post-Red Wedding, is going to possibly meander more than people might enjoy or expect.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
IGN Movies

It's a hugely confident hour that effortlessly dives into nearly all the major storylines, an appealing mix of super-tight storytelling with a relaxed vibe.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

There's no reason to mince words at the start -- that was an absolutely fantastic opening episode. It began with two swords, it ended with two swords, and in between it was a near-perfect re-entry into the world of Westeros (and beyond).

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Paste Magazine

A perfect Game of Thrones ending -- the most pure and just character, a young girl, a huge smile on her face after jamming a sword through someone's throat.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Washington Post
Top Critic

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