High Sparrow



Critic Consensus: "High Sparrow" expertly weaves together characters from Game of Thrones' sprawling stories, though the episode ultimately belongs to Jon Snow, whose new position highlights unexpected qualities.

Episode Info

Cersei meets the High Sparrow after learning of a clergyman's embarrassing tale. Meanwhile, Davos talks to Jon about the future of Winterfell, where Ramsay Snow has just learned the identity of his future bride; Arya grows impatient doing menial tasks in the House of Black and White; and Tyrion searches for more comfortable surroundings on a long trip with Varys.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Jonathan Pryce
as The High Sparrow
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
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Critic Reviews for High Sparrow

Its ending was plenty dramatic, but it matters much more that "High Sparrow" had what may well be the most haunting and beautiful opening of any episode in Thrones's history.

Apr 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Finally, some action. The first two episodes of the new season felt like early moves on a giant chess board, which is all well and good, but we were really starting to need some sparks to fly.

Apr 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I would like to think that these references to the show's beginnings mean that we have turned the corner and that the story will be more concentrated on bringing characters back together and building toward the ending than separating them.

Apr 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Episode 3 was the best of the season so far. Which is simple to say, considering we've only just been, but after two episodes of "where we left off," the story is finally beginning to move and plots are thickening.

Apr 27, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's so impressive that the series continues to have such strong - in every sense of the word - female characters, and such a varied sense of how they might learn to exert influence.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Tyrion gets all the best lines on this show.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode was a slow burner, devoid of action or effects, but that didn't make it any less compelling.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Ah, now this feels a bit more like it

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

You could say that actor had quite the part.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a perfect example of the erosive effects of tragedy, in that a person can only survive by becoming something else, and not for nothing does Arya spend the majority of this episode silently doing menial tasks, scrubbing away the past.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…