Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 3 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 3 Reviews

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Alan Sepinwall
Uproxx
April 12, 2019

It's so impressive that the series continues to have such strong - in every sense of the word - female characters, and such a varied sense of how they might learn to exert influence.

Mike Hogan
Vanity Fair
April 12, 2019

Tyrion gets all the best lines on this show.

TK Burton
Pajiba
April 12, 2019

This episode was a slow burner, devoid of action or effects, but that didn't make it any less compelling.

Sydney Morning Herald Staff
Sydney Morning Herald
Top Critic
April 4, 2019

You could say that actor had quite the part.

Aaron Riccio
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2019

It's a perfect example of the erosive effects of tragedy, in that a person can only survive by becoming something else, and not for nothing does Arya spend the majority of this episode silently doing menial tasks, scrubbing away the past.

Alex Mullane
Digital Spy
April 3, 2019

Ah, now this feels a bit more like it

Bridie Roman
SFX Magazine
April 3, 2019

The pace is still quite slow this week, with all the players again being set up for this season's game.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Erik Kain
Forbes
April 2, 2019

The rest of the episode was strong, though we're still very much setting stages as we go.

Myles McNutt
AV Club
Top Critic
April 2, 2019

The episode simultaneously reminds us that Game Of Thrones has been changing the books since the beginning, albeit through more subtle extensions of existing storylines.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Scott Meslow
The Week
April 2, 2019

With so much matrimonial horror in its past, the biggest twist Game of Thrones could unleash in this week's "High Sparrow" was a wedding that went off without a hitch.

David Crow
Den of Geek
April 2, 2019

After two very good episodes, Game of Thrones season five has finally found its stride, because "High Sparrow" was a nigh perfect hour.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Charlie Jane Anders
io9.com
April 2, 2019

It's amazing how many major events they're packing into the episodes this season, especially given how slowly a lot of this stuff moves in the books.

Alyssa Rosenberg
Washington Post
Top Critic
April 2, 2019

Moments like this one make the world of "Game of Thrones" worth investing in, rather than abandoning it as lost.

David Malitz
Washington Post
Top Critic
April 2, 2019

Nothing on the Khaleesi front, but it's safe to assume she made some blundering political decision offscreen.

Jeff Spross
Brightest Young Things
April 2, 2019

I feel the need to emphasize again what a divergence - and what an improved divergence - this is from the books.

Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
April 2, 2019

If four seasons of Game of Thrones have taught us anything it's that you shouldn't judge a season by the initial handful of episodes.

Jill Pantozzi
The Mary Sue
April 2, 2019

Not a very action filled episode but a damn good one if you ask me.

William Evans
Black Nerd Problems
June 22, 2018

Turns out Tommen is, ahem, ahead of the game a bit.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
ScreenCrush
June 20, 2018

Keeping both faithful and divergent to George R.R. Martin's books, giving us the best of both worlds.

Yasmin Kleinbart
The Young Folks
April 28, 2015

From Jon Snow taking none of Janos' shit to Margaery being the ultimate conniving badass, this episode illustrates the different turns that our favorite characters are taking.

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