The Long Night
Game of Thrones Season 8



Critic Ratings: 109
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.


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
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
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
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
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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…
Top Critic

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

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Luckily, the writers knew her power, and Arya was given the greatest moment of the episode -- and one of the most satisfying moments ever in Game of Thrones.

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" 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…

Game of Thrones has pushed the limits and raised both the standard of what can be done for the "small" screen.[Full review in Spanish]

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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