Fire and Blood
Game of Thrones Season 1



Critic Ratings: 23
Critics Consensus

"Fire and Blood" creatively provides closure after a shocking penultimate episode while strategically setting up arcs for season two.

Episode Info

Season One Finale. As tragic news spreads across the Seven Kingdoms, Bran and Rickon share a prophetic dream, Catelyn interrogates Jaime about her sons fall, and Robbs destiny is forever changed.


Sean Bean
as Eddard "Ned" Stark
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Ron Donachie
as Ser Rodrick Cassel
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Emun Elliott
as Marillion
Clive Mantle
as Greatjon Umber
Wilko Johnson
as Ser Ilyn Payne
Mia Soteriou
as Mirri Maz Duur
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Eros Vlahos
as Lommy Greenhands
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Gerry O'Brien
as Lord Bracken
Vinnie McCabe
as Rickard Karstark
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
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Critic Reviews for Fire and Blood

At drawing the huge from the particular, on the other hand, and giving panoramic reality to an enormous sweep of the imagination (not to mention being ruthless with principal characters), Game of Thrones has been wonderfully successful.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Impressively, the addictive appeal of the entire first season of Game of Thrones can be summed up with one titillating and 100-percent true statement: It ended with well-wrought CGI dragon babies crawling across the torso of a beautiful, naked woman.

Mar 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Holy naked girl with dragons, Batman, was that a finale or what?

Mar 21, 2016 | Full Review…

It's been a hell of a first season, a genuinely exciting piece of television.

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

As always, my favorite moments came in those of quietness -- sometimes, "Game Of Thrones" is at its very best when it allows two players to work together to create a brilliant scene.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Considering the number of storylines that had to be (temporarily) wrapped up, the writers did a great job of making sure that almost everyone got to finish the first season in style.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Aside from some minor complaints, the finale was still extremely satisfying.

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

The finale ramped up the stakes for each of the characters we've grown to love (and love to hate) while still setting up for season two without appearing to be fixated on setting up the second season.

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode was evidence that there's still plenty of story to play out and a lot of unfinished business to attend to.

Mar 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Emilia Clarke sold the character [Daenerys], as an emotional being and a bad-ass dragon lady, better then ever in this finale.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

On the season one finale for "Game of Thrones" loose ends were tied up and woven into new threads.

Mar 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones showed how hard-earned character development plus smart and imaginative storytelling can set up a second season while closing out the first with a rousing end.

Mar 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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