The Long Night

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Critic Consensus: Winter is here and Arya Stark may officially be the baddest woman in the land, but despite delivering some epic and emotional moments "The Long Night" leaves a few things to be desired (lighting, anyone?) heading into the final stretch.

Episode Info

The living valiantly endure a seemingly endless assault by the Army of the Dead, but Winterfell's weary and outnumbered defenders' chances of survival, let alone victory, grow more dire by the hour as the Night King executes his battle plan to near perfection.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
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Critic Reviews for The Long Night

It's ... tidy, you've got to give it that.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…
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Game of Thrones has had battles before, monstrous battles, titanic battles, but nothing on the scale of this one. It was a remorseless, punishing onslaught, not just for the combatants, but for the viewer.

Apr 29, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"The Long Night" left me with mixed feelings that leaned toward disappointment and some confusion.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm satisfied, but my eyes need a rest.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Luckily, the writers knew her power, and Arya was given the greatest moment of the episode -- and one of the most satisfying moments ever in Game of Thrones.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

I do love "Game of Thrones," but in the middle of "The Long Night," my love was tested. The effort to pepper the battle with human set pieces lost out to shadowy bluster.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

A clear point of inflection for Game of Thrones as well as a moment to mourn the fallen. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The haunting score filled with a compelling melancholic rhythm was perfect with the tone of this episode. This episode wrapped up beautifully some of the deceased character's story arcs and now we anticipate what is to come next week.

May 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm not going to lie: I did not see that coming. But it was kind of perfect.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

One can't deny the... images' beauty when the dragons fly among the clouds and are framed by the moon's background. [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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