Sons of the Harpy
Game of Thrones Season 5



Critic Ratings: 54
Critics Consensus

An episode that benefits from the intricate plotting of the previous three, "Sons of the Harpy" balances bloody action with illuminating character interplay.

Episode Info

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.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
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Critic Reviews for Sons of the Harpy

Here's to "Sons of the Harpy," a truly outstanding episode of Game of Thrones that excelled mainly by celebrating the ordinary.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

The final battle scene is worth the price of admission, and the Sand Snakes looks as lethal as advertised, but I'm getting awfully tired of Stannis & Co. trying to convince Jon to muster the Night's Watch to march on Winterfell.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

George R.R. Martin has never shied away from killing off his characters, even characters that had become fan favorites. But his insistence that HBO was going to get even more brutal has begun to come true.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Now we're getting somewhere.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

If these two are dead, it will be ultimately be meaningless, not heroic, which makes the glorious music that plays as they fight on all the more upsetting.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Keisha Castle-Hughes made a dramatic entrance into Game of Thrones, spearing a man through the head before the episode was out.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[A]nother terrific hour of what's been a wonderfully focused season to this point.

Mar 4, 2020 | Full Review…

What this season lacks in balance (like the exquisite balance of last season), it makes up for in fortifying the remaining characters' motives.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

"Sons of the Harpy" is full of characters seeing people and situations in a way very different from how the audience, or some of the other regulars, might.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

I like the way we're getting to see a more admirable side of Stannis.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a decent enough episode, but still somewhat unfulfilling. Much of what happened was simply a reinforcement of what we already knew

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Holy backstory, Batman.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…