The Winds of Winter
Game of Thrones Season 6



Critic Ratings: 73
Critics Consensus

"The Winds of Winter" makes the most of its extended run time, and is potentially the best season finale in the series' history.

Episode Info

The final episode of series 6.

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
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Joseph Mawle
Benjen Stark
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Ian Gelder
Kevan Lannister
Gemma Whelan
Yara Greyjoy
Eugene Simon
Lancel Lannister
Jessica Henwick
Nymeria Sand
Tim McInnerny
Robett Glover
Hafpor Julius Bjornsson
Gregor Clegane
Daniel Tuite
Lothar Frey
Tim Plester
Black Walder Rivers
Frank Hvam
Citadel Maester
Bella Ramsey
Lyanna Mormont
Sara Dylan
Dermot Ward
Tommen's Attendant
Aron Hegarty
Tommen's Manservant
Sean Blowers
Wyman Manderly
Tom Varey
Cley Cerwyn
Annette Hannah
Jesse Magee
Little Bird No. 4
Lucy Gallagher
Little Bird No. 6
Fionn Kernan
Little Bird No. 7
Michael Nevin
Little Bird No. 3
Iona Clarke
Little Bird No. 5
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Critic Reviews for The Winds of Winter

Yowser. That was quite a finale. Game of Thrones wrapped up its sixth season with a super-sized episode that also happened to be quite super.

Jun 26, 2016 | Full Review…

We've talked a lot this season about "table setting" and "moving the chess pieces around the board." But the season finale has wiped the board almost clean, and reconfigured the remaining players into a pretty clear alignment for the rest of the story.

Jun 27, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Equal parts fan wish-fulfillment, culmination of a million crowdsourced theories, and good old-fashioned storytelling and magnificent direction, "The Winds of Winter" did not surprise so much as spellbind.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

There was a tremendous sense of momentum to "The Winds of Winter," a feeling of ends being tied up and of story threads dovetailing in satisfying fashion, with plenty of murder and darkness mixed in, of course. I loved it.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Sunday's installment soared while leaving plotlines neatly arrayed for a momentous series conclusion.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The show's epic look and special effects are more pleasing than what you'll see at the multiplex.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

[It ends] a resurgent sixth season by burning the entire damn thing down, putting all of its big pieces in place for the devastating final run.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

In terms of satisfying Game of Thrones deaths, we didn't think anything could top Ramsay being fed to his own dogs last week, but Frey pie may have just done it.

Dec 31, 2019 | Full Review…

For a season that has too often felt prosaic, even at times perfunctory, its finale was elegy through and through.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Oh, it was absolutely relentless in how much story it gave us, but these conclusions felt earned, just as it did back when it was following George R.R. Martin's stories to the letter.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones is at its best when it's not juggling so many plot points and story arcs, and most of my qualms with the finale are consequences of what transpired before.

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

Over six seasons, women have been tortured, abused, violated, and defiled. Now, women rule almost everything. Winter is here, and so are the women.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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