Game of Thrones - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Lord Snow



Critic Consensus: "Lord Snow" is an intriguing and heavy transitional episode with standout performances from Bean and Gillen, though it would be better served with more focus on character change and development.

Episode Info

Jon impresses Tyrion at Castle Black; Ned confronts his past and future at King's Landing; Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.


Sean Bean
as Eddard "Ned" Stark
Mark Addy
as King Robert Baratheon
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Harry Lloyd
as Viserys Targaryen
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Owen Teale
as Allister Thorne
Jamie Sives
as Jory Cassel
Ron Donachie
as Ser Rodrick Cassel
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Stark
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Miltos Yerolemou
as Syrio Forel
Miltos Yerolemou
as Syrio Forel
Susan Brown
as Septa Mordane
Elyes Gabel
as Rakharo
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
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Critic reviews for Lord Snow

Welcome back to Westeros, where last night everyone got good and spooked, and we learned a lot more about this country, especially its weather.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

This was more of a setup episode than anything else, and yet I still found it very entertaining. There's not enough ambitious TV series anymore, but Game of Thrones has already filled that void for me.

March 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

I adore the way Sean Bean portrays Lord Eddard Stark, Hand of the King, and Ned Stark, father to Sansa, Arya and others. So much humanity is infused into the role.

March 22, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I think I liked the looser, more rambling quality of "Lord Snow," an episode largely about transitions, fish out of water, and old ghosts.

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

"Lord Snow," as an episode, was dense and filled with tons of exposition and backstory which may or may not have interested those new to this story - but I found myself hanging on every precious word.

March 21, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

(1) I still find parts of the show deeply, deeply boring. Please, don't show me sword fighting - give me more of that national debt conversation! How riveting. (2) I need a little more development from the characters who are changing.

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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