Beyond the Wall
Game of Thrones Season 7



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.


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
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
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Paul Kaye
as Thoros of Myr
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Start
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Vladimir Furdik
as The Night King
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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…

The transition of Game of Thrones from gutter-dirty medieval caper to traditional fantasy epic is complete.

Aug 21, 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…

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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