Game of Thrones - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Golden Crown



Critic Consensus: The character-focused "A Golden Crown" highlights Game of Throne's cast to exhilarating effect, with particularly entertaining comic relief courtesy of Peter Dinklage's Tyrion.

Episode Info

Reinstated as the Hand, Ned sits for the King while Robert is on a hunt. Ned issues a decree that could have long-term consequences. Tyrion confesses to his 'crimes'; Joffrey apologizes to Sansa; Viserys receives from Drogo his final payment for Daenerys.


Sean Bean
as Eddard "Ned" Stark
Mark Addy
as King Robert Baratheon
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Harry Lloyd
as Viserys Targaryen
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Kate Dickie
as Lysa Arryn
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Ron Donachie
as Ser Rodrick Cassel
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Susan Brown
as Septa Mordane
Brendan McCormack
as Vardis Egen
Brendan McCormack
as Vardis Egen
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Miltos Yerolemou
as Syrio Forel
Miltos Yerolemou
as Syrio Forel
Mia Soteriou
as Mirri Maz Duur
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Elyes Gabel
as Rakharo
Dar Salim
as Qotho
David Michael Scott
as Beric Dondarrion
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Critic reviews for A Golden Crown

This may be my favorite episode yet -- and that's despite the fact that there's no Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the sight of whom is becoming increasingly important to my continued happiness.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

We have one really twisted royal family on our hands. I guess that makes Lannisport the Arkansas of Westeros.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Still no Jon Snow this week in "A Golden Crown," but we did get a lot of movement in the Daenerys storyline, including the unceremonious demise of her bi-polar brother Viserys.

March 21, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If I haven't been clear, Game of Thrones is easily the most exciting show on TV right now. And watching this story unfold continues to be the highlight of my week.

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

The show tried to push too much into the hour and I felt it lost some of its intensity. And there were incredibly intense moments. They just deserved more time to grow. The pacing of of this episode left me wanting.

March 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ned's actions were morally correct but politically naive, given his family's precarious position and the size of the crown's debt to Tywin. That said there was something magnificent about the way he dismissed the idea that gold wins war .

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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