The Winds of Winter

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Critic Consensus: "The Winds of Winter" makes the most of its extended run time, and is potentailly the best season finale in the series' history.

Episode Info

The final episode of series 6.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Gwendoline Christie
as Brienne of Tarth
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Stark
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Jessica Henwick
as Nymeria Sand
Tim McInnerny
as Robbett Glover
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Daniel Tuite
as Lothar Frey
Tim Plester
as Walder Rivers
Robert Aramayo
as Young Ned Stark
Aisling Franciosi
as Lyanna Stark
Frank Hvam
as Citadel maester
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Sara Dylan
as Handmaiden
Aron Hegarty
as Cley Cerwyn
Sean Blowers
as Wyman Manderly
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Critic Reviews for The Winds of Winter

Here was a finale that felt like a sloughing off of the skin. Were it possible, Game of Thrones had transformed before our eyes into something deeper, darker, nastier.

Jun 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Yowser. That was quite a finale. Game of Thrones wrapped up its sixth season with a super-sized episode that also happened to be quite super.

Jun 26, 2016 | Full Review…

We've talked a lot this season about "table setting" and "moving the chess pieces around the board." But the season finale has wiped the board almost clean, and reconfigured the remaining players into a pretty clear alignment for the rest of the story.

Jun 27, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Equal parts fan wish-fulfillment, culmination of a million crowdsourced theories, and good old-fashioned storytelling and magnificent direction, "The Winds of Winter" did not surprise so much as spellbind.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

There was a tremendous sense of momentum to "The Winds of Winter," a feeling of ends being tied up and of story threads dovetailing in satisfying fashion, with plenty of murder and darkness mixed in, of course. I loved it.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Sunday's installment soared while leaving plotlines neatly arrayed for a momentous series conclusion.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a season that has too often felt prosaic, even at times perfunctory, its finale was elegy through and through.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Oh, it was absolutely relentless in how much story it gave us, but these conclusions felt earned, just as it did back when it was following George R.R. Martin's stories to the letter.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones is at its best when it's not juggling so many plot points and story arcs, and most of my qualms with the finale are consequences of what transpired before.

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

Over six seasons, women have been tortured, abused, violated, and defiled. Now, women rule almost everything. Winter is here, and so are the women.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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