Game of Thrones - Season 5, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mother's Mercy



Critic Consensus: "Mother's Mercy" wraps up a particularly dark Game of Thrones season with a finale that delivers strong character work and and a handful of appropriately bleak cliffhangers.

Episode Info

Stannis is on the march in the Season 5 finale. Meanwhile, Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon faces a new challenge; Arya plots to cross a name off her list; Tyrion sees a familiar face; and Daenerys finds herself surrounded by strangers.


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
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Jacob Anderson
as Grey Worm
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
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Critic reviews for Mother's Mercy

Unless Martin pumps out the sixth book before Season 6 premieres next spring, he might not maintain the readership that his series has so far enjoyed -- not only because folks will simply watch the series, but also because of the hopelessness.

June 14, 2015 | Full Review…

So! This was a fun one! Everyone who deserved to gets to lead a long and happy life, and the wicked are punished thoroughly and has to do endure either a walk of shame and/or the most murder-y fraternity hazing in human history

June 15, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The apparent extinguishing of Stannis's flame aside, I mostly loved "Mother's Mercy."

June 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Overall, this was a gripping, but almost relentlessly dark episode: a fitting close to a season that has grown increasingly darker in the last few weeks.

June 15, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I don't object to violence on TV but I resent it when it's simply done for its own sake, rather than to advance a scene or shade a character.

July 16, 2018 | Full Review…

THAT GOTDAMN BELL. Cersei ain't gonna remember being called the C-word or having shit thrown on her shoulder. What's gonna keep her up at night is that gotdamn bell ringing, fam.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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