Baelor
Game of Thrones Season 1

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Baelor

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

Mar 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Mar 14, 2019 | 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…

It was brilliant.

Apr 10, 2019 | 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…

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…

"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…

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

Mar 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Mar 23, 2016 | Rating: 9.5/10 | 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…

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