The Laws of Gods and Men
Game of Thrones Season 4



Critic Ratings: 52
Critics Consensus

After one of the show's most heartbreaking betrayals, Peter Dinklage gives his best performance of the season.

Episode Info

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room; Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy; Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Mark Gatiss
as Tycho Nestoris
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
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Critic Reviews for The Laws of Gods and Men

Not only did Peter Dinklage win another Emmy with that scene [his speech]...but it's a glorious, truly awesome (in the sense of inspiring awe) ending to the episode.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

This week's episode of Game of Thrones, "Laws of Gods and Men" showed us that in Westeros, the laws of gods and men are one in the same, and that justice, fairness and virtue are all fickle.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Varys is more like the Lorax, but instead of speaking for the trees, he speaks for the realm. .

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode features the most heartbreaking betrayal yet. Plus, Peter Dinklage giving a stirring performance.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The reason the show triumphs as a series and not just as spectacle is because showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss never lose sight of the fact that it takes a lot of extremely small moving parts to add up to something so impressive.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

I could have sworn I heard a duh-dun-DUN. But prior to that, Peter Dinklage's full-body performance delivered just the right amount of drama.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Laws of Gods and Men" is a Game of Thrones episode bookended by two characters seeking justice, a malleable concept in a world where no less than four people laying claim to the Iron Throne.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Game Of Thrones came roaring back this week, with an excellent episode that showed new directions for many of the major players.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode revolved around Tyrion Lannister resulting in the season's best episode since the death of that little twit Joffrey.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

How about that acting by Peter Dinklage? His seething, sneering rage-entirely justified, by the way-reminded me why this show's creators were so sure from the start that he simply had to play Tyrion.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Peter Dinklage, you may now collect your Emmy.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

While Game of Thrones isn't exactly lacking in excellent episodes, The Laws of Gods and Men is one of those that really stands out above the others.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…