Beyond the Wall
Game of Thrones Season 7

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Critic Ratings: 61
Critics Consensus

"Beyond The Wall" delivered the epic battles and plot twists that are expected from the penultimate episode of a Game of Thrones season -- although sometimes in ways that defied logic.

Episode Info

Jon's mission continues north of the Wall, but the odds against his ragged band of misfits may be greater than he imagined. Meanwhile, Sansa's and Arya's suspicions of one another increase, widening the rift between them; and Tyrion and Daenerys discuss the future of her reign.

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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Wall

"Beyond the Wall" is quite simply a brutal, exciting, oddly emotional hour-and-a-bit of television.

Aug 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the characters' rush to stop their squabbling, gather forces and stockpile crops, Game of Thrones shouldn't be in a rush to gloss over what the show does best: fully immerse viewers in a vibrant and engaging world.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

A supersized episode this week, 70! Glorious! Minutes! Of walking and bonding and mauling and wight-snatching and deus-ex-machining.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It quickly became apparent that the episode was geared toward one big, memorable image -- zombie dragon -- and it didn't care how much nonsense we had to endure to get it.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Shock death, bloody death, mass death -- you name it, a penultimate episode has brought it. And "Beyond The Wall" brought what is certainly the biggest death yet.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The battle sequence and the special effects were spectacular in "Beyond the Wall." But the intimate moments were every bit as important.

Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…

It's possible that next season only spends a fraction of its runtime on the "great war to come" and instead spends the majority of the plot sorting out the argument Tyrion brings up in this episode: what replaces the broken wheel?

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

With the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season 7 in the books, it's okay to take a moment and allow yourself to be traumatized. That was, to say that least, a lot.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

This was a brutal, intense, immensely well-made episode with some of the best dialogue the show has had to offer.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

'Beyond the Wall' followed through on that promise and then some, dedicating almost the entire hour to this suicide mission, and although it gave us a succession of ultra-cool moments, it wasn't without its flaws.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It says a lot about how much Jon has already ingratiated himself to Dany that the Mother of Dragons would even risk going to save him and the others.

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

I guess Drogon wasn't the dragon we needed to worry about this season.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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