Game of Thrones - Season 4, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Children



Critic Consensus: Capping off the best season of Game of Thrones to date, "The Children" provides enough satisfying plot developments for a finale, while its twists and turns leave you wanting more.

Episode Info

In the Season 4 finale, Daenerys must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth of his situation; and circumstances north of the Wall are altered by an unexpected arrival.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Struan Rodger
as Three-Eyed Raven
Thomas Sangster
as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Octavia Selena Alexandru
as Child of the Forest
Gary Oliver
as Braavosi Captain
Ian Whyte
as Giant
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Critic reviews for The Children

High drama on the throne, Iron and otherwise. The special effects were the least compelling aspect of the GoT season finale, a very satisfying finish.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

It's unclear what's next, both for Game of Thrones as it attempts to follow up its best season... Only one thing is certain: The temperature is finally dropping and we all know what comes just before winter. The fall.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The pivot point of this season was the theme of justice. And we found justice in death, delivered by those strong enough to deal in death.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The weird thing about Arya is that she actually keeps making the right decision, but not because she has all the facts. (It's almost like someone is writing her story for her?!)

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

It ends the season on just the right note for the kind of popular entertainment Game of Thrones is: A familiar, unsubtle image with positive pre-existing associations, a major key emotionally speaking.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Scattershot? Sure. But we come to Thrones, foremost, to gorge on plot -- and I feel more than satisfied.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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