Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015)

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Season 5
Game of Thrones

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Bloody action and extreme power plays return full throttle, as Game of Thrones enjoys a new-found liberation from the world of the source material, resulting in more unexpected thrills.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2015

In the Season 5 premiere, Varys struggles to convince Tyrion to think outside the box while discussing a potential occupant of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, Stannis leans on Jon to secure loyalty from a rival; Daenerys ignores tradition to remain on her progressive path; and Cersei and Jaime try to move on from Tywin's demise.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2015

Arya arrives in Braavos; Brienne and Podrick find danger while traveling; Cersei worries about Myrcella in Dorne when Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death; Jon is tempted by Stannis.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2015

Cersei meets the High Sparrow after learning of a clergyman's embarrassing tale. Meanwhile, Davos talks to Jon about the future of Winterfell, where Ramsay Snow has just learned the identity of his future bride; Arya grows impatient doing menial tasks in the House of Black and White; and Tyrion searches for more comfortable surroundings on a long trip with Varys.

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Air date: May 3, 2015

Jaime and Bronn sneak into Dorne by sea, but their arrival isn't the secret they'd hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Sansa discusses her future with Littlefinger; Jon is tempted by Melisandre; and Tyrion has a new traveling companion on his way to Meereen.

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Air date: May 10, 2015

Jon finds an unexpected ally outside the Night's Watch, but his own men strongly disapprove of his next move. Meanwhile, Brienne tries to let Sansa know she's not alone; Daenerys faces a tough decision after losing a trusted adviser; Ramsay maintains his control over Theon; and Jorah and Tyrion have a terrifying encounter on the water.

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Air date: May 17, 2015

The Sand Snakes attack when their prey practically lands in their laps. Meanwhile, Arya continues her training in Braavos; Trystane and Myrcella discuss their future; Jorah and Tyrion have a run-in with slavers; and Littlefinger meets with Cersei to declare his loyalty to the throne.

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Air date: May 24, 2015

Sansa reaches out to Theon; Jon senses conflict is near; Brienne patiently waits for a sign; Stannis' stubborn streak prevails; Jaime tries to reconnect with family.

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Air date: May 31, 2015

Jon pleads his case to form a new alliance north of the Wall that is immediately put to the test. Meanwhile, Arya makes progress in her training; Sansa learns surprising news about her family; and Daenerys and Tyrion find they have something in common.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2015

Jon returns to the Wall with the surviving wildlings, though most of his men aren't too happy to see him—or them. Meanwhile, Arya runs into someone from her past when Mace Tyrell arrives in Braavos to visit the Iron Bank; Stannis faces a difficult decision after a surprise attack; and Daenerys oversees a resumption of an ancient tradition.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2015

Stannis is on the march in the Season 5 finale. Meanwhile, Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon faces a new challenge; Arya plots to cross a name off her list; Tyrion sees a familiar face; and Daenerys finds herself surrounded by strangers.

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Series 5 sees Daenerys Targaryen continue to grow in power which is not going unnoticed by those in Westeros. Elsewhere, Jon Snow faces some major changes on the wall and Aryr Stark continues on her quest for revenge.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Joel Fry
as Hizdahr zo Loraq
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Jonathan Pryce
as The High Sparrow
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Ross O'Hennessy
as Lord of Bones
Elizabeth Webster
as Walda Bolton
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Ian Whyte
as Wun Wun
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Nicholas Boulton
as Pit Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 5

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (27)

Many shows are starting to run out of gas by Season 5. Game of Thrones, partly because it's as cold-blooded as its characters in treating personnel turnover as the natural order, seems to have little trouble keeping its pedal to the metal.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No, Season 5 of Game of Thrones won't be a joy ride. But it's sure to be a thrill ride.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"Game of Thrones" is also looking to expand our understanding of these characters and their psychology in a deeper and more complex way, which is exactly where we kick off the season.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Given the issues of pace and focus that bedevil Martin's later novels, Benioff and Weiss's impulse to both compress and juice up the material makes eminent sense. The result is a season of Game of Thrones that promises to be bigger than ever.

Apr 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Both my inner fan and inner critic agree: The fifth season is superb.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 5 of Game of Thrones pulls even further away from the novels (the Sansa plot will drive some fans crazier than King Aerys) and I'm fairly sure it's better for it.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Series 5 of Game of Thrones will be remembered as the most depressing series in its entire history.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Yes, we may be so far up to our neck with denial we can't see straight, but hey, we like it here.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Beginners, forget it. Loyal fans, however, will be overjoyed.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Game of Thrones boasts some of the series' best surprises, particularly as storylines converge and start to wrap inward

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This really is such a rich, satisfying, fantastically put together series, isn't it?

Apr 8, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a lot to digest, but well worth the effort.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 5

  • 2d ago
    Avoid this and all following seasons.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    You can start to see some decline from s04 but this season has one of the best Battles of the series and a fantastic finale.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Game of Thrones Season 5 | Detailed note: 8.9
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Game of Thrones remains a masterpiece, as always !!! Best Serie ever!!!
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Almost perfect but the Sparrow storyline is kind of a drag.
  • May 23, 2020
    Most overrated show of all time I was waiting for some character or even just some welly filmed action but never got either in all of these seasons
  • May 15, 2020
    again a masterpiece, but a boring one.
  • Apr 22, 2020
    wait what? even better than s4
  • Apr 22, 2020
    واحد من افضل المواسم في المسلسل مع تدفق احداث ثابت
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Even if u hated the ending this is by far the greatest show of all time. Each episode keeps u on the edge of your seat. Never have i ever heard as many people talk about whats gunna happen next week. There was just a lot of people upset because they didn't get what they want but that is what the whole show was, you never got what u want.

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