The Long Night
Game of Thrones Season 8

74%

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Critic Ratings: 110
Critics Consensus

Winter is here and Arya Stark may officially be the baddest woman in the land, but despite delivering some epic and emotional moments "The Long Night" leaves a few things to be desired (lighting, anyone?) heading into the final stretch.

Episode Info

The living valiantly endure a seemingly endless assault by the Army of the Dead, but Winterfell's weary and outnumbered defenders' chances of survival, let alone victory, grow more dire by the hour as the Night King executes his battle plan to near perfection.

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Critic Reviews for The Long Night

Daenerys and Jon's output was so pitiful here that I worry their alliance might not make it to the final conflict with Cersei. Either way, I'm glad the story can make its way south again, where the sun shines and the action is a little easier to follow.

Apr 28, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Long Night" left me with mixed feelings that leaned toward disappointment and some confusion.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

It's ... tidy, you've got to give it that.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm satisfied, but my eyes need a rest.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

I do love "Game of Thrones," but in the middle of "The Long Night," my love was tested. The effort to pepper the battle with human set pieces lost out to shadowy bluster.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Long Night" ended up striking a very particular sort of tone, with plenty of action moments but also clearly conscious of the expectations heaped upon it.

Apr 28, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

If there's one thing "Game of Thrones" has taught us over the seven-plus seasons, it's that television can feel and look just as cinematic as the movies.

Nov 10, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Long Night" was something magical and kudos to everyone involved in making something so beautiful, so perfect.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones, we take our hat off to you.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

A good episode, but also the distinct underlying worry the show may have climaxed too soon.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The setup ended up being far better than the execution.

Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The show spent so much time drumming up the battle with the Dead and the prospect of the end of the world, that everything that comes after will be second fiddle in intensity and importance.

May 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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