Book of the Stranger
Game of Thrones Season 6



Critic Ratings: 63
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.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Gwendoline Christie
as Brienne of Tarth
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid
as Meereenese Freedman
Josep Naufahu
as Khal Moro
Tamer Hassan
as Khal Forzo
Souad Faress
as High Priestess of the Dosh Khaleen
Hannah John-Kamen
as Doth Khaleen
Andrei Claude
as Khal Rhalko
Fola Evans-Akingbola
as Khal Moro's Wife
Angelique Fernandez
as Dothraki Widow
Diogo Sales
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Junade Khan
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Wuese Houston-Jibo
as Dothraki Widow
Robert Fawsitt
as Night's Watch Member
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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…

It was a stunning and cathartic end to one of the strongest episodes of the season thus far as the stakes across Westeros were ratcheted up spectacularly.

May 15, 2016 | 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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