The Door
Game of Thrones Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 60
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.

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
Max von Sydow
Three-Eyed Raven
Essie Davis
Lady Crane
Pilou Asbæk
Euron Greyjoy
Gemma Whelan
Yara Greyjoy
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Michael Feast
Aeron Greyjoy
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Darrell D'Silva
Ironborn No. 1
Eva Butterly
Margaery Tyrell Mummer
Vladimir Furdik
The Night King
Wayne Foskett
Rickard Stark
Sebastian Croft
Young Ned Stark
Matteo Elezi
Young Benjen Stark
Fergus Leathem
Young Rodrik Cassel
Kate Anthony
Braavosi Woman No. 1
Sally Mortemore
Braavosi Woman No. 2
Michael Hooley
Night's Watchman No. 1
Ruairí Heading
Night's Watchman No. 2
Robert Render
Ironborn No. 2
James Lecky
Ironborn No. 3
Glen Barry
Mummer No. 2
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir
Musician No. 1
Ragnar Þórhallsson
Musician No. 2
Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson
Musician No. 3
Brynjar Leifsson
Musician No. 4
Kristján Kristjánsson
Musician No. 5
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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…

[A]n hour that continues to bravely push Game of Thrones forward into unseen territory, in what's shaping up to be a magnificent season.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | 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…

At this point, there have just been too many episodes to say "The Door" is the best hour Game of Thrones has ever produced. But it's got to be in the top five, and certainly the best of this season so far.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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