Stormborn
Game of Thrones Season 7

96%

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Critic Ratings: 57
Critics Consensus

While necessarily setting up the events for the season, "Stormborn" features compelling strategic discussion, and a cracking action sequence to end the episode with a bang.

Episode Info

Daenerys and her new advisers map out a strategy to conquer Westeros, and a surprise visitor counsels her to summon Jon Snow to Dragonstone. Meanwhile, a reunion in the Riverlands causes Arya to change course; Cersei continues her desperate search for allies; and Sam thinks he's found a cure for a deadly ailment.

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Critic Reviews for Stormborn

In the same episode that proves why family bonds might not be worth the banners their sigils are printed on, the action-packed finale drives a literal and figurative stake through some of the series' most notable familial connections.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

We're in turbo mode: Game pieces are flying across the tables of various Westerosi war rooms, and certain details need to be yada-yada'd.

Jul 23, 2017 | Full Review…

This is politics at its finest.

Aug 18, 2017 | Full Review…

"Stormborn," proves that the table setting always pays off in Game of Thrones by giving us a sample platter of everything that the show does best.

Jul 24, 2017 | Full Review…

If you've ever been frustrated by characters withholding information on this show, "Stormborn" is offered up as a medicinal salve for your gross, infected greyscale wounds.

Jul 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The second episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 angled to be more preparation for the big moments coming later in the season -- and ended with flaming ships and Daenerys' allies running into some serious problems.

Jul 24, 2017 | Full Review…

In 'Stormborn', the time has come to start stepping on the accelerator so that these seven episodes that the seventh season has will give us enough. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

So last night's "Stormborn" was a subtle jab in the ribs: a reminder to not get too comfortable.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Exemplified what I've found most frustrating with the show since they went off book, and that's the feeling that they're just checking plot points off a list instead of doing the work with the characters and the story to make them meaningful and important

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Watching Game of Thrones dust off the cobwebs in last week's season premiere was hard, for some (including yours truly), but this week came with a reward for patience.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

I just wish they'd get on with the invasion - I don't want to have to wait another week to see some dragon fire action.

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

In the final battle between the Greyjoys, the series gets to show off that other famous string to its bow, and it does so in spectacular style.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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