Valar Morghulis
Game of Thrones Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 26
Critics 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.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley
Lady Catelyn Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
James Cosmo
Commander Mormont
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Donald Sumpter
Maester Luwin
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Tom Wlaschiha
Jaqen H'ghar
Simon Armstrong
Qhorin Halfhand
Nonso Anozie
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Oona Chaplin
Talisa Stark
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Ralph Ineson
Dagmer Cleftjaw
Art Parkinson
Rickon Stark
Edward Dogliani
Rattleshirt
Forbes KB
Black Lorren
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Patrick O'Kane
Jaqen's New Face
Michael Shaeffer
Stark Soldier
Terry Byrne
Septon
Ross Mullan
White Walker
Wren Ros Elliot-Sloan
Rhaego
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Critic Reviews for Valar Morghulis

It's just a bunch of stuff that happens, in the words of Homer Simpson. Still, it's a compelling bunch of stuff that happens.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"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.

Mar 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.

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Valar Morghulis suffered from having to follow the tightly focused "Blackwater"..._ _But in a few individual moments, "Valar Morghulis" was completely, utterly, powerfully honest. And I'll try to focus on moments like that.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Still, much to chew on from this season finale of this fantastic second series, even if it didn't quite hit the heights of episode nine.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

All in all a solid, if slightly cluttered finish to a fantastic second season.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It looked like "Valar Morghulis" was going to have a tough job topping the spectacular "Blackwater", but in the event was perhaps even more satisfying than last week's battle for King's Landing.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

There were some wild divergences from the novels, yet I found them all quite satisfying and well done enough that they're actually welcome.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones finally came to its thrilling finale, tying up some loose ends but unravelling far more for us to ponder over until next April.

Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…

I enjoyed it and felt some parts were completely awesome, but I could feel the rush to visit each character and wrap up storylines.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones doesn't feel like a bunch of actors playing at fantasy; it feels like a world inhabited by real people. And that, after two stellar seasons, may prove to be the series' biggest attribute.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode had three impressive closing shots back-to-back-to-back to cement our major story lines.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…