Game of Thrones Season 1



Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

Veering slightly from the source material, "Baelor" sports excellent performances and a bold, unprecedented climax.

Episode Info

With Sansas's life in danger, Ned makes a fateful decision. Catelyn brokers an unsavory deal. Tyrion is forced to fight on the front lines. Robb captures a prized prisoner. Jon discovers a dark secret about Maester Aemon.


Sean Bean
as Eddard "Ned" Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Dar Salim
as Qotho
Mia Soteriou
as Mirri Maz Duur
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Ron Donachie
as Ser Rodrick Cassel
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Clive Mantle
as Greatjon Umber
Wilko Johnson
as Ser Ilyn Payne
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
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Critic Reviews for Baelor

Game of Thrones has proved it doesn't care much for our expectations, and only made them higher.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Wish I could say I saw that coming, but I didn't.

Mar 21, 2016 | Full Review…

If this episode were truly successful, the finale minutes had to have impact even if you knew what was coming. And gods, did they.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode was made of sadness and shock. And watchers and even readers are feeling teary.

Mar 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The tension [is] building and building as we witness one major event after another.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

His [Sean Bean (Ned Stark)] presence was reassuring and comforting.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The lives of man hung in the balance throughout "Baelor," while others fell further from grace.

Mar 22, 2016 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

"Baelor" was an episode all about sadness, loss, and death.

Mar 21, 2016 | Full Review…

It was brilliant.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I actually held my breath while watching that [death] scene.

Mar 23, 2016 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Yes, there were some touching moments... but it would have been much more satisfying to have seen Jaime Lannister taught a lesson by the Stark banner men.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Baelor" might have strayed a teeny bit from the novel, but it was a clean and epic entry with a daring, tragic finish.

Mar 21, 2016 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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