Kill the Boy
Game of Thrones Season 5

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Critic Ratings: 50
Critics Consensus

"Kill the Boy" takes a fresh approach to themes of growth and change, using poignant storytelling to dramatize the challenges of making life-altering choices and struggles with power.

Episode Info

Jon finds an unexpected ally outside the Night's Watch, but his own men strongly disapprove of his next move. Meanwhile, Brienne tries to let Sansa know she's not alone; Daenerys faces a tough decision after losing a trusted adviser; Ramsay maintains his control over Theon; and Jorah and Tyrion have a terrifying encounter on the water.

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
Ian McElhinney
Barristan Selmy
Peter Vaughan
Maester Aemon
Tara Fitzgerald
Selyse Baratheon
Owen Teale
Alliser Thorne
Joel Fry
Hizdahr zo Loraq
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Kerry Ingram
Shireen Baratheon
Elizabeth Webster
Walda Bolton
Brian Fortune
Othell Yarwyck
Stella McCusker
Old Woman
Gianpiero Cognoli
Great Master No. 1
Raymond Keane
Winter Town Man
Bobby Asghar
Great Master No. 2
Peter Silverleaf
Great Master No. 3
Davor Jozinovic
Great Master No. 4
Ivan Peric
Great Master No. 5
Hadi Kermani
Great Master No. 6
Tonci Banov
Great Master No. 7
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Critic Reviews for Kill the Boy

Game of Thrones is capable of some seriously gorgeous visuals, and the shots of Tyrion and Jorah sailing through old Valyria, with a graceful Drogon soaring through the sky was this week's eye candy.

May 11, 2015 | Full Review…

In my favorite moment of the season so far, one of the men of the Night's Watch grumbles that if the White Walkers take the wildlings, it means "less enemies for us."

May 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Jorah and Tyrion's slow boat to Valyria, the penultimate sequence in the gripping "Kill the Boy," was a glorious piece of imaginative storytelling.

May 11, 2015 | Full Review…

I thought tonight's episode was superb -- crisply written, directed, and performed. This is especially remarkable given that we didn't once visit King's Landing, which has been the show's most reliable ace in the hole since the very beginning.

May 11, 2015 | Full Review…

I could plump for the increasingly badass Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who is eventually going to rain down some holy terror on the heads of all that have crossed her.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

As the two see one of Daenerys's dragons fly by, it's a reminder that life finds a way to continue, if only they're willing to man up and fight for it.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Every day spent living... is an opportunity to move forward and upward, and as the next generation of Westeros' would-be leaders are beginning to grip this idea, Game of Thrones only becomes more and more fascinating.

Mar 4, 2020 | Full Review…

I typically enjoy stories that take their time, stopping often to turn over stones of meaning that heighten the experience of watching. But with five episodes already down and only five to go, even I'm beginning to get restless.

Dec 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Not the strongest episode as it was designed more to dump some information than to progress the season's plot arc.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We're only halfway through Game of Thrones season 5, and next week we'll check back in with Dorne and King's Landing. For now, all we can do is take comfort in the fact that Stannis is finally marching on Winterfell.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

We rarely get happy love stories in Game Of Thrones though, so this is bound to end in tears. My tears, and lots of them.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I like that I don't know what's coming. I like it and it makes me nervous, all at the same time.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…