Game of Thrones Season 7



Critic Ratings: 60
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.


Jim Broadbent
as Archmaester Ebrose
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Diana Rigg
as Lady Olenna Tyrell
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Paul Kaye
as Thoros of Myr
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Tim McInnerny
as Robett Glover
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
Neil Fingleton
as Giant Wight
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Lucy Hayes
as Kitty Frey
Ed Sheeran
as Lannister Soldier
Thomas Turgoose
as Lannister Soldier
William Postlethwaite
as Lannister Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Dragonstone

One might wonder whether the biggest, bloodiest, most Dragon-heavy show on television would still have the ability to shock and surprise. The answer, happily, is yes.

Jul 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…

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