Oathkeeper
Game of Thrones Season 4

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Critic Ratings: 54
Critics Consensus

If it's a bit more subdued than its predecessors, "Oathkeeper" is nonetheless a rock-solid installment of Game of Thrones -- one that features assured direction, strong action scenes, and intriguing plot developments.

Episode Info

Jon welcomes volunteers; Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor seek shelter; Jaime and Brienne discuss his honor; Daenerys balances justice and mercy.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Kristofer Hivju
Tormund Giantsbane
Iwan Rheon
Ramsay Snow
Diana Rigg
Lady Olenna Tyrell
Michiel Huisman
Daario Naharis
Ian McElhinney
Barristan Selmy
Owen Teale
Alliser Thorne
Burn Gorman
Karl Tanner
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Dean-Charles Chapman
Tommen Baratheon
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Emilio Doorgasingh
Great Master No. 1
Reece Noi
Mossador
Philip Philmar
Elder Meereen Slave
Ross Mullan
White Walker
Richard Brake
The Night King
Robert Goodman
Valyrian Slave
Karl Jackson
Unsullied
Aeryn Walker
Craster's Wife No. 2
Cheryl Lester
Craster's Wife No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Oathkeeper

[It] is the standard mid-season table-setting "Game of Thrones" episode.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Between Jon and Bran, Craster?s Keep?aka, where Gilly and her non-zombified Ice Baby are from?is the new hot spot for unwanted Stark children. (Not including: Rickon, Arya and Sansa?Jeez, there are a bunch of Stark kids left, when you think about it!)

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Hectic pace, too many characters and storylines per usual, but a well drawn roundup to build tension and push ahead.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The show has begun departing significantly from the books on which it is based, which means 'Game of Thrones' has more of an anything-can-happen feel than ever before.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

I'll say a word in praise of director Michelle MacLaren. I don't recall her previous two Thrones episodes standing out much, but tonight she brought the assurance and panache that she so frequently bestowed upon Breaking Bad.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Last week, we were still reeling from the Purple Wedding, but things are picking up speed again.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Thanks to the expert direction and writing (not to mention the many notable performances), "Oathkeeper" often doesn't feel like the treadmilling episode it is.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Given how much this show is doing right, though, I'm ready to call it [Jaime-Cersei sex scene] a false note and move on.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Another episode that's light on action and big on actions.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This was a welcome instance of the show's tendency to cut through the haze and keep the character arcs and conflicts clearly delineated.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It was not a terrible episode overall, but it was an inconsistent, occasionally disappointing, and often frustrating one.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] was a slow-burner of an episode, but provided some interesting insight as class revolts occurred both in the east and north of the wall, and certain characters took action in order to try and make a difference.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…