Breaker of Chains

Game of Thrones: Season 4

Critic Score

Critic Consensus: While "Breaker of Chains" is a letdown after the Purple Wedding, the episode expertly weaves together a number of necessary plot points -- and still manages to deliver a very memorable scene.

Episode Info

Tyrion considers his options, while, across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys chooses her champion.

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Air Date: Apr 20, 2014
Directed By:
Written By: ,


as Tyrion Lannister

as Catelyn Stark

as Cersei Lannister

as Daenerys Targaryen

as Jaime Lannister

as Petyr Baelish

as Tywin Lannister

as Jorah Mormont

as Jon Snow

as Robb Stark

as Stannis Baratheon

as Arya Stark

as Sansa Stark

as Joffrey Baratheon

as Theon Greyjoy

as Ygritte

as Sandor "The Hound" C...

as Samwell Tarly

as Jeor Mormont

as Olenna Tyrell

as Melisandre

as Ellaria Sand

as Davos Seaworth

as Daario Naharis

as Oberyn Martell

as Barristan Selmy

as Margaery Tyrell

as Maester Aemon

as Alliser Thorne

as Grey Worm

as Janos Slynt

as Podrick Payne

as Grand Maester Pycell...

as Dolorous Edd

as Dontos Hollard

as Olyvar

as Tommen Baratheon

as Meryn Trant

as Hizdahr zo Loraq

as Shireen Baratheon

as Bowen Marsh
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News & Interviews for Breaker of Chains

Critic reviews for Breaker of Chains

In the wake of Joffrey's fatal spit take, we've got ourselves a good old-fashioned whodunnit, with Sunday's episode making a compelling case for several suspects.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

In a show full of over-the-top narrative decisions, having a one-handed man rape his weeping twin sister next to the corpse of their illegitimate son rates pretty high.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015

What's most important is that the show communicates the forward momentum of its major characters. With this episode, it accomplishes a lot of that.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Film School Rejects

"Breaker of Chains" started out as a solid episode, but devolved into a perfect example of so many criticisms that fans have about the show.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015

In the opening scene, the aftermath of Joffrey's assassination, we find ourselves right back where we started: standing before a carefully orchestrated murder that threatens to upset the balance of power.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The third episode was another well-crafted, and very difficult, installment that not only picked up all the pieces of the 'Purple Wedding' but seamlessly wove the other locations into the fold.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015

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