A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Game of Thrones Season 8

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Critic Ratings: 94
Critics Consensus

What "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" lacks in forward narrative momentum it makes up for in cryptic callbacks, intimate moments, and the promise of imminent battle -- though some fans may find their patience tested. The things we do for love.

Episode Info

Jaime pleads his case before a skeptical audience at Winterfell, where last-minute preparations are made, and unlikely allies come together, in desperate anticipation of an imminent attack by the White Walkers.

Cast

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
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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Critic Reviews for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

There were definitely some moments that made me emotional. But I wish "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" had dug a little more into the existential terror that characters must be feeling in concrete or insightful ways.

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…

I like Game of Thrones when it is slower, chattier, and more character-focused, but at times, this episode became repetitive.

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…

If anyone needed evidence that "Game of Thrones" has run out of both novel and story, Sunday seemed to offer it. "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" still managed to be satisfying in the same way last week's opener was satisfying

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But now that the secret's out, that disconnect will likely fall away. Because the truth is their onscreen chemistry always felt more familial than intended, so at least now we're all on the same page

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

They're going to lose, aren't they?

Apr 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show is done with intrigue for now... Thrones is also apparently done mounting scenes that are riveting in their own right, rather than ones that just cash in on years of pent-up audience desires.

Apr 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It's aware, as Thrones always has been, that something's going to be happening in the future, but this comes to the detriment of the here and now.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Overall, this was a very enjoyable episode. We got to see many of our favorite characters interact for what could be the last time. Some of it was a little forced.

Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Effective in several ways, especially by making us remembering why we love almost all of these characters [Full review in Spanish]

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

There's only four episodes left of the series and all cards are on the table. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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