The Laws of Gods and Men
Game of Thrones Season 4



Critic Ratings: 52
Critics Consensus

After one of the show's most heartbreaking betrayals, Peter Dinklage gives his best performance of the season.

Episode Info

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room; Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy; Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.

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
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Ian McElhinney
Barristan Selmy
Mark Gatiss
Tycho Nestoris
Lucian Msamati
Salladhor Saan
Gemma Whelan
Yara Greyjoy
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Dean-Charles Chapman
Tommen Baratheon
Ian Beattie
Meryn Trant
Joel Fry
Hizdahr zo Loraq
Rhodri Miles
First Mate
Samantha McEwan
Bathouse Prostitute
Michael Hough
Ironborn in Skiff
Anthony Boyle
Bolton Guard
Conor Watters
Gian Sanghera-Warren
Goatherd's Son
Mackenzie Dean
Alik Sakharov
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Critic Reviews for The Laws of Gods and Men

Not only did Peter Dinklage win another Emmy with that scene [his speech]...but it's a glorious, truly awesome (in the sense of inspiring awe) ending to the episode.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

This week's episode of Game of Thrones, "Laws of Gods and Men" showed us that in Westeros, the laws of gods and men are one in the same, and that justice, fairness and virtue are all fickle.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Varys is more like the Lorax, but instead of speaking for the trees, he speaks for the realm. .

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode features the most heartbreaking betrayal yet. Plus, Peter Dinklage giving a stirring performance.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The reason the show triumphs as a series and not just as spectacle is because showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss never lose sight of the fact that it takes a lot of extremely small moving parts to add up to something so impressive.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

I could have sworn I heard a duh-dun-DUN. But prior to that, Peter Dinklage's full-body performance delivered just the right amount of drama.

Jan 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Laws of Gods and Men" is a Game of Thrones episode bookended by two characters seeking justice, a malleable concept in a world where no less than four people laying claim to the Iron Throne.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Game Of Thrones came roaring back this week, with an excellent episode that showed new directions for many of the major players.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode revolved around Tyrion Lannister resulting in the season's best episode since the death of that little twit Joffrey.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

How about that acting by Peter Dinklage? His seething, sneering rage-entirely justified, by the way-reminded me why this show's creators were so sure from the start that he simply had to play Tyrion.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Peter Dinklage, you may now collect your Emmy.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

While Game of Thrones isn't exactly lacking in excellent episodes, The Laws of Gods and Men is one of those that really stands out above the others.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…