Valar Morghulis
Game of Thrones Season 2



Critic Ratings: 25
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.


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
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
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
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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…

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…

"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…

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…

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…

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…