The Last of the Starks
Game of Thrones Season 8



Critic Ratings: 108
Critics Consensus

"The Last of the Starks" strains to set the board for Game of Thrones' conclusion, but serves up enough political intrigue and touching character interactions to satisfy.

Episode Info

The survivors at Winterfell mourn the loss of their fallen comrades and celebrate their hard-fought victory, but they're well aware that another major war looms in the south against Cersei and her new, formidable allies.


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
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
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Critic Reviews for The Last of the Starks

"The Last of the Starks" was a fascinating lesson in how Westerosi official histories come about.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I didn't think the episode, called "The Last of the Starks," was particularly smooth overall.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] couldn't help but feel anticlimactic and setty-uppy, coming as it does in the narrative gully that naturally stretches between last week's exultantly fire-and-bloody spectacle

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It is a little table setty, to be frank, but we can't wait to see who triumphs in next week's battle.

May 6, 2019 | Rating: 15/20 | Full Review…

If it were a character, it'd be Gendry: It got down on its knees, drunkenly updated me on its latest victory, then tried to make me buy into the fact that moving on after fighting a battle against actual ice zombies is fairly easy to do.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode recaptured some classic Thrones qualities, really. With the tedious army of the dead turned to powder, the show can, in its final run, get back to what once made it great: very tense feasts.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

We always assumed so many of these secondary characters would just be killed off, but nice to see them get a happy ending. Even if Tormund didn't get the girl.

Dec 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Are you not dramatically satisfied? Because I'll be honest, I'm not, and they've got two episodes left to fix that.

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

The second half of the episode felt weirdly rushed for a show that took its sweet time taking in the post-apocalypse high.

Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

No, Game of Thrones is not the same series that was when it started ... I've made my peace with that and I accept it for what it is, and not for what I want it to be. [Full review in Spanish]

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

Fasten your seatbelts. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The best word to describe what went down in this episode is "bizarre."

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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