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The Red Woman



Critic Consensus: A solid season opener, The Red Woman balances its ongoing mysteries with a bit of humor and features Sansa's touching reunion with Brienne of Tarth.

Episode Info

In the Season 6 premiere, Sansa and Theon are on the run from Winterfell and Bolton's soldiers; Jaime delivers bad news to Cersei on his return from Dorne; Davos sends for help from the Wall; and Daenerys explains her identity to Khal Moro as Daario and Jorah continue their search for her, while Tyrion and Varys wander the eerily empty streets of Meereen.


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
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Bolton
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Jessica Henwick
as Nymeria Sand
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Josep Naufahu
as Khal Moro
Staz Nair
as Qhono
Rubi Ali
as Khal Moro's wife
Fola Evans-Akingbola
as Khal Moro's wife
Gerald Lepkowski
as Red Priest
Diogo Sales
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Junade Khan
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Sara Dylan
as Handmaiden
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
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Critic reviews for The Red Woman

Take this episode's final, striking moments... choosing to end "The Red Woman" with the fact that she's actually quite grey, as opposed to a more dramatic plot point, feels like a wholehearted embrace of the show's fantasy roots.

April 24, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The sight of Cersei's face falling as Jaime's skiff approaches with Myrcella's casket is something to behold. The wonder of both the series and the books is how characters you feel to be completely unredeemable manage to still evoke sympathy.

April 24, 2016 | Full Review…

All in all, a satisfyingly eventful episode.

April 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Beyond the various plot machinations, this episode drew enormous power from a series of great moments focusing on women's eyes.

April 25, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If there's a theme to "The Red Woman," it might just be Girl Power, which is a promising turn.

May 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It was heartbreaking to hear Cersei talk about her dead daughter.

August 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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