Game of Thrones - Season 2, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince of Winterfell



Critic Consensus: Though it's mostly concerned with moving its pieces into position before the finale, "The Prince of Winterfell" is a pleasantly subdued episode that makes the most of its character moments.

Episode Info

At Winterfell, Theon receives a visitor and holds down the fort. Arya calls in her final debt with Jaqen. Robb is betrayed. Tyrion and Varys find common ground. Dany ignores Jorah's advice. Stannis and Davos approach their destination.


Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Ralph Ineson
as Dagmer Cleftjaw
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Ian Whyte
as Ser Gregor Clegane
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
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Critic reviews for The Prince of Winterfell

I found "The Prince of Winterfell" to be quite a relief... It was a relatively quiet hour, at least by Game of Thrones standards... But unlike last week's equally placid installment, this one was gilded with numerous character moments.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

I think they're clearly paving the way for a lot off poo to be thrown about -- and if we're lucky, some of it will hit Joffrey.

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones can often make it seem like more is happening than it really is, so while "The Prince of Winterfell" isn't the most eventful episode, its still got loads of good character beats, and plenty to get us excited for the rest of the season.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The news that the Stark children are alive was the biggest piece of plot development that happened... Other than that... it served better as a set-up to the show's climax in the next weeks, rather than a stand-alone episode.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode had peaks and valleys to be sure, but for the most part it was slow, delicious, and calm-at least on the surface.

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

It's entirely possible that the events coming up in the next two weeks... will make much of this piece-moving seem worth it, in the same way that certain "slow" episodes of "The Wire" would always prove to be essential in hindsight.

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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