The Door
Game of Thrones Season 6



Critic Ratings: 59
Critics Consensus

An exquisitely crafted episode, "The Door" culminates in a gut-wrenching revelation that makes the loss of a beloved character all the more poignant.

Episode Info

Tyrion seeks a strange ally; Bran learns a great deal; Brienne goes on a mission; Arya is given a chance to prove herself.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Gwendoline Christie
as Brienne of Tarth
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Vladimir Furdik
as The Night's King
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Max von Sydow
as Three-Eyed Raven
Kristian Nairn
as Hodor/Wyllis
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Michael Feast
as Aeron Greyjoy
Richard Brake
as The Night's King
Darrell D'Silva
as An Ironborn
Kevin Eldon
as "Ned Stark" actor
Leigh Gill
as Bobono
Rob Callender
as "Joffrey Baratheon" actor
Essie Davis
as Lady Crane
Gerald Lepkowski
as Red Priest
Annette Tierney
as Young Old Nan
Eva Butterly
as "Margaery" actress
Sam Coleman
as Wyllis/Young Hodor
Wayne Foskett
as Rickard Stark
Sebastian Croft
as Young Eddard Stark
Matteo Elezi
as Young Benjen Stark
Fergus Leathem
as Young Rodrik Cassel
Kate Anthony
as Braavosi Woman
Sally Mortemore
as Braavosi Woman
Glen Barry
as Mummer
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Critic Reviews for The Door

This season of Game of Thrones is moving at a crazy fast clip, and we're all in mourning right now. But in the bigger picture, we got what might be the biggest reveal we've ever seen on the show.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Winter is coming and this week it came for Bran.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

For a show that kills off characters left and right, this one hurts the most.

May 22, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Tonight's aptly- (and poignantly-) titled fifth episode, in which we see the origin story of the White Walkers, and how the good-natured Winterfell stableboy Wylis became Hodor. It is brilliant and at the same time so simple - and so heartbreaking.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

All this stitching together of past and present resulted in an unusually satisfying episode, one that offered crucial context and invited viewers to game out the story's future.

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

I love it whenever the show shifts its attention from the usual, highly concentrated loci of power to the "regular folks" that populate the edges of Game of Thrones's world.

Jun 21, 2016 | Full Review…

I think there's a good chance that when the credits rolled on last night's episode, "The Door," ol' George stroked his beard and said, "Damn, I wish I'd thought of that."

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The heartbreaking, yet satisfying information drop made for the best episode of the season so far.

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

Hodor, we hardly knew you.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Hodor's sacrifice is a legitimately great moment, a heroic act from the most unlikely of people.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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