The Broken Man
Game of Thrones Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 61
Critics Consensus

The return of long-lost characters and the introduction of some sharply-drawn newcomers keep the "The Broken Man" from feeling like mere setup for the season finale.

Episode Info

Jamie encounters a hero; the High Sparrow fixates on another prey; Arya hatches a new plan.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Kristofer Hivju
Tormund Giantsbane
Iwan Rheon
Ramsay Snow
Indira Varma
Ellaria Sand
Dean-Charles Chapman
Tommen Baratheon
Michiel Huisman
Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
Jaqen H'ghar
Jonathan Pryce
High Sparrow
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Ian McShane
Brother Ray
Diana Rigg
Lady Olenna Tyrell
Clive Russell
Brynden Tully
Gemma Whelan
Yara Greyjoy
Tim McInnerny
Robett Glover
Ian Whyte
White Walker No. 1
Hafpor Julius Bjornsson
Gregor Clegane
Tim Plester
Black Walder Rivers
Daniel Tuite
Lothar Frey
Bella Ramsey
Lyanna Mormont
Margaret Jackman
The Waif's Disguise
Kevin Horsham
Westerosi Trader
Louis Rolston
Bear Island Maester
Katie Alexander Thom
Volantene Whore No. 1
Jed Murray
Northman Rioter
Michael Patrick
Wildling Rioter
Matt Faris
Lannister Soldier
Neil Keery
Ironborn at Brothel
Heidi Romanova
Volantene Whore No. 2
Danielle Claire Jenner
Volantene Whore No. 3
Ella Hughes
Volantene Whore No. 4
Zoi Gorman
Volantene Whore No. 5
Billy King
Ironborn Abusing a Volantene Whore
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Critic Reviews for The Broken Man

"The Broken Man" wasn't the sort of Game of Thrones episode that leaves us gasping. That said, it was the kind of episode that makes those sorts of showstoppers possible.

Jun 5, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Olenna... mounts one of the most satisfying attacks ever on Game of Thrones.

Jun 5, 2016 | Full Review…

With the show heading into its final three episodes, "The Broken Man" did a lot of crucial set-up in economical fashion and via plenty of elegantly written scenes.

Jun 5, 2016 | Full Review…

[Bryan] Cogman's writing crackles with the kind of sly and cynical lines that make Thrones so wicked and delicious.

Jun 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Having the cocksure, quip-swinging Jaime Lannister of early GOT back was the perfect foil for stubborn Brynden "Blackfish" Tully.

Jun 6, 2016 | Full Review…

"The Broken Man" offered viewers a unique perspective on the game of thrones. The constant strategy and networking in this episode was a nice change of pace after five seasons of constant violence.

Jun 6, 2016 | Full Review…

[T]here's just enough compelling standalone moments to provide balance to the sheer amount of plot construction.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I am 100 percent on board with Margaery's slow, meticulous, furious plan for vengeance.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Broken Man" features the return of one such character in an effort to build him back up. And he's got the always charismatic Ian McShane to help him out.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The changes we're seeing in Thrones this season are simply because we've arrived at Act Three, and sh*t is getting real. We're living in the land of payoffs now, and plot lines seeded years ago are finally coming to fruition.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

No one did much on "The Broken Man" other than talk. But it was still pretty satisfying stuff.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though it's not a particularly energetic episode; and even though it bastardized some really great dialogue from the books; it still gives us numerous reasons to be excited about what is to come.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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