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Valar Morghulis



Critic Consensus: Smart writing, a few surprising plot developments, and an ominous final scene make "Valar Morghulis" a satisfying conclusion to a stellar season.

Episode Info

Season 2 Finale. Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Nonso Anozie
as Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Ralph Ineson
as Dagmer Cleftjaw
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Forbes KB
as Black Lorren
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Chris Reilly
as Soldier Tom
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Critic reviews for Valar Morghulis

"Valar Morghulis" felt as much like a premiere as a finale... Rich, sweeping, and surprisingly emotional, it managed to be the best episode of the show to date.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

The Game of Thrones season two finale begins the way 'Lost' began -- and ended, for that matter -- with an eyeball, real close up, looking around.

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

After "Blackwater" and this, has the show ever been better?

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2's final episode reminded us that maybe we should be paying more attention to what's happening north of the wall: That is, will any of this Lannister vs. Stark fighting matter when The Others attack?

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Excellent, excellent episode. One of the most satisfying in its telling, with outstanding writing, especially with regard to the theme of this episode (despite its death-themed title): the pendulum swing between ice and fire.

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Season 1's finale promised dragons. This time we get a legion of the undead.

March 22, 2016 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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