Book of the Stranger
Game of Thrones Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 65
Critics Consensus

"Book of the Stranger"'s warm reunions, new alliances, and exquisitely fiery finale is Game of Thrones at its best.

Episode Info

Tyrion strikes a deal; Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task; Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

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
Kristofer Hivju
Tormund Giantsbane
Iwan Rheon
Ramsay Snow
Indira Varma
Ellaria Sand
Dean-Charles Chapman
Tommen Baratheon
Michiel Huisman
Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
Jaqen H'ghar
Jonathan Pryce
High Sparrow
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Diana Rigg
Lady Olenna Tyrell
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Gemma Whelan
Yara Greyjoy
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Ian Gelder
Kevan Lannister
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Lino Facioli
Robin Arryn
Enzo Cilenti
Yezzan zo Qaggaz
George Georgiou
Razdal mo Eraz
Eddie Jackson
Belicho Paenymion
Michael Heath
Kesh
Joseph Naufahu
Khal Moro
Tamer Hassan
Khal Forzho
Souad Faress
Dosh Khaleen High Priestess
Deon Lee-Williams
Iggo
Elie Haddad
Khal Brozho
Andrei Claude
Khal Rhalko
Darius Dar Khan
Khal Qorro
Fola Evans-Akingbola
Moro's Wife No. 2
Wuese Houston-Jibo
Dothraki Widow No. 2
Angelique Fernandez
Dothraki Widow No. 1
Diogo Sales
Dothraki Bloodrider No. 1
Junade Khan
Dothraki Bloodrider No. 2
Michael Hooley
Night's Watchman No. 1
Robert Fawsitt
Loyal Night's Watchman No. 2
Valis Volkova
Dothraki Woman Having Sex
Oliver Stockwell
Dothraki Man Having Sex
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Critic Reviews for Book of the Stranger

Suddenly, women have agency and they're wielding their newfound power overtly. They're not just behind-the-scenes puppetmasters, as they've been at times in past seasons. They're getting aggressive - seizing control and waging war.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

So maybe all the table-setting can get frustrating sometimes. But once the pieces are in position, wow does this show know how to use them.

May 15, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

In Sunday's episode "The Book of the Stranger," we see the degradations suffered by Sansa Stark, Margaery Tyrell and Daenerys Targaryen forged (by actual fire, in the latter's case) into a searing determination to claim their own agency.

May 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Khaleesi is back. After being mocked and ridiculed by the Dothraki, Daenerys with the help of Jorah and Daario Naharis, launched an epic escape from Vaes Dothrak.

May 16, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode felt as though it moved the plot forward more than the previous three combined-and it did so while engineering an uncommon number of individually excellent scenes.

May 16, 2016 | Full Review…

"Book of the Stranger" went a long way toward amending some of the cruel (often gendered) injustices of the past without erasing them entirely; that alone made it the standout hour of the season.

Jun 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Clarke is a beacon of light for powerful women to play powerful ones on screen. Rock on lady.

Nov 10, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Book of Strangers" delivers its stories with purpose and poignancy, even though it remains as sprawling and ambitious as ever.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All credit to Kit Harington and Sophie Turner for acting the hell out of the scene, as deceptively simple as it may seem.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Then again, it is hard not to be impressed by/afraid of a woman with such a flare for pyrotechnics.

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

"Book of the Stranger" carries that momentum by hinting at the season's - and possibly some of the show's - endgame.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Holy f*ck, Daenerys. Just when I thought this episode was going to be a lot of boring standing around and talking, Daenerys delivers fantasy medieval lemonade.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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