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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Critic Consensus: Unbalanced storytelling and unnecessary, excessive brutality add up to disturbing viewing, although "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" still includes enough plot revelations to offer hope for future episodes.

Episode Info

The Sand Snakes attack when their prey practically lands in their laps. Meanwhile, Arya continues her training in Braavos; Trystane and Myrcella discuss their future; Jorah and Tyrion have a run-in with slavers; and Littlefinger meets with Cersei to declare his loyalty to the throne.

Cast

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
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Will Tudor
as Olyvar
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Elizabeth Webster
as Walda Bolton
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Critic reviews for Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

It's angering and confusing why the series has chosen to add yet another rape of a major character into the show that does not exist in the books.

May 18, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Snatches of other plots were mostly just distractions from the horror and raw emotion of the episode's final act.

May 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It was easily the weakest episode of what had been a rather magnificent season, and an unfortunate reminder that sometimes the only way to see the indescribable view from the top of the Wall is to take a rickety elevator.

May 18, 2015 | Full Review…

I've rarely, if ever, felt less enthusiastic about the show than I did tonight, when the screen faded to black to the sound of Sansa's groans.

May 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Now you finally see the burden of womanhood and how it pertains to legacy.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a dark, evil, nasty way to end the episode, but that doesn't mean "Unbowed" was without its charm.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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