The Spoils of War



Critic Consensus: "The Spoils of War" delivers arguably the greatest battle sequence of the series so far, in exciting, epic, fiery spectacle.

Episode Info

Jon gives a history lesson on the Children of the Forest and the First Men to Daenerys, who later unleashes the fury of her Dothraki horde and Drogon on the Roseroad. Meanwhile, the reunions continue at Winterfell with the return of another Stark; and Cersei mulls her next move once the Crown's debts are repaid to the Iron Bank.


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
James Faulkner
as Randyll Tarly
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Tom Hopper
as Dickon Tarly
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Mark Gatiss
as Tycho Nestoris
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Noah Syndergaard
as Lannister soldier
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Critic Reviews for The Spoils of War

Daenerys gets her dragon on, big time. What was it Olenna Tyrell said to her the other week? "Be the dragon." Well, she's only gone and done it. Burn baby burn, it's a Dany inferno.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

I thought this battle was effective particularly in its restraint: It had an intimacy to it, even in its scale. It managed to feel epic and visceral at the same time.

Aug 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Hand back your trophy, Battle of the Bastards. Take a hike, Blackwater Bay. Hard luck Hardhome. From the moment the Dothraki horde rode whooping over that hill it was obvious the Lannisters v Daenerys was going to be special.

Aug 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Much like past episodes like "Hardhome" and "Blackwater," this episode enters the show's upper echelon on the strength of its finishing battle.

Aug 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Dany certainly earned many bowed knees after Sunday's remarkable battle sequence.

Aug 9, 2017 | Full Review…

In "The Spoils of War", the fourth episode, we got plot, fun dialogue, character development, and a f***king intense battle sequence full of surprises and dragon fire.

Aug 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Clearly, in its shortened seventh season, Game of Thrones has transformed from a meditative subversion of political chess-playing into a weekly Sunday night IV drip of adrenaline.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Sigh. We almost had greatness fam but they didn't Simone Biles the landing. So close.

Jun 23, 2018 | Full Review…

This season all but promised a battle with a dragon at some point, and it did not disappoint.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"The Spoils of War" was the reason we watch Game of Thrones, one of those episodes that starts entertaining and ends with an epic spectacle it's hard to believe you're actually seeing.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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