Sons of the Harpy
Game of Thrones Season 5

96%

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Critic Ratings: 54
Critics Consensus

An episode that benefits from the intricate plotting of the previous three, "Sons of the Harpy" balances bloody action with illuminating character interplay.

Episode Info

Jaime and Bronn sneak into Dorne by sea, but their arrival isn't the secret they'd hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Sansa discusses her future with Littlefinger; Jon is tempted by Melisandre; and Tyrion has a new traveling companion on his way to Meereen.

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
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Kristofer Hivju
Tormund Giantsbane
Iwan Rheon
Ramsay Snow
Indira Varma
Ellaria Sand
Michiel Huisman
Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
Jaqen H'ghar
Dean-Charles Chapman
Tommen Baratheon
Jonathan Pryce
High Sparrow
Ian McElhinney
Barristan Selmy
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Tara Fitzgerald
Selyse Baratheon
Ian Beattie
Meryn Trant
Joel Fry
Hizdahr zo Loraq
Eugene Simon
Lancel Lannister
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Jessica Henwick
Nymeria Sand
Kerry Ingram
Shireen Baratheon
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Gary Pillai
Merchant Captain
Christian Vit
Lead Dornish Guard
Simon Norbury
Faith Militant No. 1
Jack Olohan
Faith Militant No. 2
Slavko Sobin
Second Son
Paddy Wallace
Lead Kingsguard
Allon Sylvain
Foreign Merchant
Will Fortune
Rob Brockman
Daniel Johnson
Richard Fitzwell
Ben Yates
Brothel Customer
Xena Avramidis
King's Landing Whore
Valis Volkova
Dothraki Woman Having Sex
Em Scribbler
The Mother
Rebecca Scott
The Maiden
Rosie Ruthless
Whore No. 6
Dave Hill
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Critic Reviews for Sons of the Harpy

Here's to "Sons of the Harpy," a truly outstanding episode of Game of Thrones that excelled mainly by celebrating the ordinary.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

The final battle scene is worth the price of admission, and the Sand Snakes looks as lethal as advertised, but I'm getting awfully tired of Stannis & Co. trying to convince Jon to muster the Night's Watch to march on Winterfell.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

George R.R. Martin has never shied away from killing off his characters, even characters that had become fan favorites. But his insistence that HBO was going to get even more brutal has begun to come true.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Now we're getting somewhere.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

If these two are dead, it will be ultimately be meaningless, not heroic, which makes the glorious music that plays as they fight on all the more upsetting.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Keisha Castle-Hughes made a dramatic entrance into Game of Thrones, spearing a man through the head before the episode was out.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[A]nother terrific hour of what's been a wonderfully focused season to this point.

Mar 4, 2020 | Full Review…

What this season lacks in balance (like the exquisite balance of last season), it makes up for in fortifying the remaining characters' motives.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

"Sons of the Harpy" is full of characters seeing people and situations in a way very different from how the audience, or some of the other regulars, might.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

I like the way we're getting to see a more admirable side of Stannis.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a decent enough episode, but still somewhat unfulfilling. Much of what happened was simply a reinforcement of what we already knew

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Holy backstory, Batman.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…