The Iron Throne



Critic Consensus: If nothing else, "The Iron Throne" is a bittersweet -- if unfortunately bland -- series finale that ensures Game of Thrones fans will linger on the fate of their favorite characters for some time. Will they ever be satisfied by the show's conclusions? Ask us again in 10 years.

Episode Info

Series finale.


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
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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Critic Reviews for The Iron Throne

Gotta say this episode felt more like a season finale than the series finale it was, if only because this last season seemed so isolated from what went before.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…
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The most crushing thing about the Game of Thrones finale was how empty it all felt.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

After the mess of The Bells came The Iron Throne, a finale that somehow managed to seem both rushed and sluggish, with a final twist that was both puzzling and underwhelming.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Overall it feels cheesy, expected and a bit of a cop-out.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Its final moments weren't perfect - this was a rush to the finishing line rather than an elegant and considered ending. But, despite its many flaws, it has left us wanting more.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Bran's apparent inability to feel much of anything is treated, ultimately, as a gift to the citizens of Westeros... This is a profound misreading -- not only of the complexity of the human psyche, but also of the whole of human history.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

"Iron Throne" serves as a perfectly okay ending for Game of Thrones. Not the great close we hoped for, but not the disaster the rest of the season teed up.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

As promised, the end of Game of Thrones was bittersweet. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

A stupendous end that the series deserved. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Eight seasons of murder and mayhem ended last night in a finale that was often too obvious and probably too happy, but still got more right than it got wrong. More importantly, it was the ending the show needed-and deserved.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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