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The House of Black and White



Critic Consensus: Building upon the season opener, "The House of Black and White" increases the intensity by calling upon some major characters to make some tough decisions.

Episode Info

Arya arrives in Braavos; Brienne and Podrick find danger while traveling; Cersei worries about Myrcella in Dorne when Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death; Jon is tempted by Stannis.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
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Critic reviews for The House of Black and White

Even if it felt as if the new season was still bedding in and getting its characters into the right places, what gorgeous places they were.

April 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lena Heady is the most compelling actor on the Thrones cast at this point, which is a big compliment.

April 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Last week left us wondering, where is Drogon? This week he finally returned, in one of the most exquisite scenes of the entire series.

April 19, 2015 | Full Review…

A road trip with Jaime and Bronn seems like a sparkling idea to me. Why not unite two of the wittiest characters on an extended spring break?

April 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Yo, I need cats to remember that Valar Morghulis means "All Men Must Die" but Arya be saying that s**t like it's "Happy Holidays."

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Seething tension seemed to span the world this week.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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