Game of Thrones Season 7



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.


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
Jim Broadbent
as Archmaester Ebrose
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Jessica Henwick
as Nymeria Sand
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
James Faulkner
as Randyll Tarly
Tom Hopper
as Dickon Tarly
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
Ben Fox
as Inn Customer
Ben Fox
as Inn Customer
Mark Roper
as Inn Customer
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Critic Reviews for Stormborn

It's been a cautious start to Game of Thrones season seven. But, following further, patience-testing re-arranging of the chess pieces, episode two went out in a literal blaze of glory.

Jul 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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…
Top Critic

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…

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