Second Sons
Game of Thrones Season 3

97%

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Critic Ratings: 37
Critics Consensus

"Second Sons" shines through efficient storytelling -- and a comparatively low number of storylines to keep track of this week.

Episode Info

Dany meets the Titan's Bastard; King's Landing hosts a royal wedding.

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Critic Reviews for Second Sons

Um, did he leave that dagger there? Homie best be returning to pick that damn thing up.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

White Walker aside, that was a pretty tranquil episode, right? Not boring, though. Just one of the few Game of Thrones installments that stuck to a mere number of storylines you can count on one hand.

Mar 29, 2016 | Full Review…

At this point, any episode not featuring Theon and his mysterious tormentor would get a passing grade from me, but "Second Sons" was much better than just a pass.

Mar 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Ever the underdog, [Sam] sticks to his whole whole "the meek shall inherit" bit by literally sticking it to one of the most feared and powerful beings we have seen on the show. He'll go on being my favorite accidental hero.

Mar 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Let's pour some wine and raise a toast to Episode 8, "Second Sons."

Mar 29, 2016 | Full Review…

The sight of Davos being freed from the Dragonstone dungeon warmed my heart and seasoned this entire excellent episode because it was a reminder of just how wonderful Game of Thrones can be when it digs in instead of spreading out.

Mar 29, 2016 | Full Review…

[A] very female-centric episode that is entertaining, but lacks thematic cohesion (a growing trend for GoT) and at times, feels like it's more than dragging its feet.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Second Sons" isn't exactly "Blackwater 2," but it's the most focused episode of the series since that one.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] brings a closer, oft-uncomfortable scrutiny to bear on not just these frequently unusual relationships.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The result was a fantastic look at characters we've known as they dealt with new circumstances we didn't expect.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It's rare to see a TV this thematically coherent, let alone one based on a series of novels whose themes may not be exactly the same. What a pity this season is almost over - it's really hitting its stride.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The main thrust of the episode though came with the wedding of Tyrion and Sansa, every moment of which was brilliant and excruciating.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…