Two Swords
Game of Thrones Season 4

95%

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Critic Ratings: 42
Critics Consensus

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

Episode Info

In the Season 4 premiere, Tyrion welcomes a surprise guest to King's Landing for the royal wedding, but fears he's come to the Red Keep for something else. Meanwhile, Jon warns his skeptical Night's Watch superiors about an impending attack; Jaime struggles to regain his status at home; Arya encounters a face from her past; and Daario Naharis discusses strategy with Daenerys on the journey to the slave city Meereen.

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Critic Reviews for Two Swords

The season four debut plodded. But it's important to see episode one for what it is. Before any major battle, the lines must be drawn, the strategies mapped out, the allegiances solidified, the soldiers placed in position.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It's impossible not to enjoy the return of a show that gives us the pleasure of the immensely entertaining Lannister clan. I could listen to those family members insult each other for hours.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It's funny and almost light compared to past seasons with occasional moments of melancholy to remind us of the heartbreak that came before.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I feel great about what we just saw.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This is one of those quieter Game of Thrones episodes where very little seems to happen, and yet a lot does.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Two Swords, was a great start to the series with some bad-ass action from a brand new character, and, of course, Arya.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

To say there is a lot happening is a gross understatement, especially since almost half of the characters weren't even featured.

Mar 28, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Two Swords, though," gives the Lannisters a long, luxurious, period of celebration, and it is both wonderful and extremely unsettling.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Four seasons in, it's still brilliant.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a solid episode that re-introduced us to our favorite - and not-so-favorite - characters, as well as brought us up to speed on a few new ones.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The overall effect was one of increased solidity; remembering what's happened in a TV show is often a matter of relation and reference.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

GoT season 4 premiere never feels burdened by what it has to do, laying out the plot points of the season, due in part to all the small, character-driven moments that the show finds time to explore.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…