Blood of My Blood
Game of Thrones Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 57
Critics Consensus

Crucial power dynamics are reassessed and significant characters return in the skillfully plotted "Blood of My Blood."

Episode Info

Gilly meets Sam's family; Arya mulls a difficult decision; Jaime confronts the High Sparrow.

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
David Bradley
Walder Frey
Essie Davis
Lady Crane
Joseph Mawle
Benjen Stark
Ian Gelder
Kevan Lannister
James Faulkner
Randyll Tarly
Samantha Spiro
Melessa Tarly
Eugene Simon
Lancel Lannister
Tim Plester
Black Walder Rivers
Daniel Tuite
Lothar Frey
Eva Butterly
Margaery Tyrell Mummer
David Rintoul
Aerys Targaryen
Freddie Stroma
Dickon Tarly
Rebecca Benson
Talla Tarly
Raül Tortosa
Tyrell Bannerman
Lucy Hayes
Lady Kitty Frey
Glen Barry
Mummer No. 2
William Nevan Wilson
Baby Sam
James Robert Wilson
Baby Sam
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 Blood of My Blood

The show is finally starting to pull the far-flung threads of the story together. Tons of old characters we haven't seen in a while are now back in play.

May 30, 2016 | Full Review…

"Blood of My Blood," the sixth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones lacked much of the forward momentum...but Bran's intense final download of Westerosi history as he's being hauled through the snow... opened up new insights into the future.

May 30, 2016 | Full Review…

In all, I thought this was the third episode in a row that felt as though it was really driving the plot forward in a satisfying way.

May 30, 2016 | Full Review…

If chaos is indeed a ladder, it's been nice to see the show continuing with its steep ascent.

Jun 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Well, Throners, we're living in a post-Hodor world and we'll never look at doorstops or elevators without wistfully thinking of our strong and steadfast buddy.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The Dothraki and the Iron Born are definitely going to get along super well, because they both respond well to vague grandstanding.

May 30, 2016 | Full Review…

"Blood of My Blood"... does cover a lot of ground, tying up at least one longstanding mystery, moving several plots forward in interesting and unexpected ways, and giving us a bunch of satisfying character moments.

May 30, 2016 | Full Review…

We may have ice zombies to worry about, but, when listening to Dany speak, it's easy to forget there is anything more important than her quest for the Iron Throne.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You can really feel the downhill run coming as the story advances by leaps this week.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes, family is the people you're stuck with by history and biology, as it is with the Starks. And sometimes, as with Meera and Bran, it's the people you choose. Blood of my blood indeed.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

What I'm saying is: don't lose hope, Stoneheart Truthers. The resurrection box is open and Game of Thrones is ready to play.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not bad, per se, and plots do get advanced. They're just not advanced very far, and in some cases, they're advanced in a way that makes them sort of baffling.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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