Dragonstone
Game of Thrones Season 7

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Critic Ratings: 61
Critics Consensus

With a blistering opening salvo, Game of Thrones charts an assured path for its anxiously-anticipated final stretch.

Episode Info

In the Season 7 premiere, Jon organizes the defense of the North, but Sansa is concerned that his sole focus on the White Walkers could come back to haunt him. Meanwhile, Sam uncovers a vital piece of information at the Citadel that could help the North's cause; Cersei and Jaime face an uphill battle securing meaningful alliances; and Daenerys comes home.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
Jon Snow
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
Tormund Giantsbane
Indira Varma
Ellaria Sand
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Jim Broadbent
Archmaester Ebrose
Pilou Asbæk
Euron Greyjoy
David Bradley
Walder Frey
Richard Dormer
Beric Dondarrion
Paul Kaye
Thoros of Myr
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Hafpor Julius Bjornsson
Gregor Clegane
Tim McInnerny
Robett Glover
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Bella Ramsey
Lyanna Mormont
Richard Rycroft
Maester Wolkan
Lucy Hayes
Lady Kitty Frey
Ed Sheeran
Thomas Turgoose
Lannister Soldier
Billy Postlethwaite
Lannister Soldier
Megan Parkinson
Alys Karstark
Neil Fingleton
Mag the Mighty
Ian Whyte
White Walker No. 1
Paul Ward
Poisoned Frey
Eamonn Draper
Sick Maester
William Nevan Wilson
Baby Sam
James Robert Wilson
Baby Sam
Kate Dempsey
Serving Girl
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Critic Reviews for Dragonstone

Sunday's episode, I thought, was very well-focused. It was tight storytelling. We had some touches of comedy. We had a lot of foreboding, you know? There's a real sense that these producers have figured out how to tell this story.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Now that winter is officially here, the map has gotten smaller and, more importantly, the players smarter.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

"Dragonstone" was the kind of table-setter Game of Thrones always prefers for its season premiere, promising carnage to come but mostly using the first hour to push the pieces into place. And, in this case, to give us a good old-fashioned bedpan montage.

Jul 16, 2017 | Full Review…

In my Game of Thrones fantasy league, Arya's worth at least two dragons. Maybe two-and-a-half. And she's headed like a heat-seeking missile toward Queen Cersei, if, you know, heat-seeking missiles stopped off to listen to Ed Sheeran sing.

Jul 16, 2017 | Full Review…

"Dragonstone" did move a lot of pieces into place, re-establishing our memory of various alliances and giving a few key characters some show-stealing moments.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

You'd be forgiven for expecting a season premiere that would concern itself with placing Game of Thrones' scattered, wildfire-singed gamepieces back on the board, methodically and meticulously. And yet: Things are ostensibly speeding up, right?

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The whole episode is filled with a sense of things to come, and it's testament to the quality writing that the feeling of dread appears natural and not forced.

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

I'm still not sure how I feel about the wearing people's faces effect Game of Thrones tries to pull off. It's a little bit too Classic Doctor Who for my liking.

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

Who run the world? The ladies of Game of Thrones, duh.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Appropriately for a season premiere, last night's "Dragonstone" was all about preparation - of both the literal and the metaphorical variety.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

This may be a sedate hour on the whole - nobody even draws a sword in earnest - but there are only 12 episodes of this brilliant series left to go.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It might end up rivalling Winterfell in how many interesting character meetings are set there in the next couple of weeks.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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