Blood of My Blood
Game of Thrones Season 6



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.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Diana Rigg
as Lady Olenna Tyrell
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Stark
Samantha Spiro
as Melessa Tarly
Rebecca Benson
as Talla Tarly
Freddie Stroma
as Dickon Tarly
James Faulkner
as Randyll Tarly
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Essie Davis
as Lady Crane
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Rivers
Daniel Tuite
as Lothar Frey
Kevin Eldon
as "Ned Stark" actor
Leigh Gill
as Bobono
Rob Callender
as "Joffrey Baratheon" actor
Eva Butterly
as "Margaery Tyrell" actress
David Rintoul
as King Aerys II Targaryen
Robert Aramayo
as Young Ned Stark
Raül Tortosa
as Tyrell bannerman
Glen Barry
as Mummer
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Critic Reviews for Blood of My Blood

It was a novelty to (for once) sit through an hour of Game of Thrones and not be reducing to a quivering heap of emotional jelly by the end. Steady as she goes -- and on to more searing developments in the weeks ahead.

May 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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…

"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…

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