Eastwatch - Game of Thrones: Season 7, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes



Critic Score

Critic Consensus: "Eastwatch" traded the fiery spectacle of Thrones' previous episode for a slow-burn approach, but nonetheless delivered some spectacular revelations and reunions.

Episode Info

Daenerys demands loyalty from the surviving Lannister soldiers; Jon heeds Bran's warning about White Walkers on the move; Cersei vows to vanquish anyone or anything that stands in her way.

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Network: HBO
Air Date: Aug 13, 2017
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Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Walda...
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Diana Rigg
as Lady Olenna Tyrell
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya 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
Jim Broadbent
as Archmaester Ebrose
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" C...
Paul Kaye
as Thoros of Myr
James Faulkner
as Randyll Tarly
Tom Hopper
as Dickon Tarly
Tim McInnerny
as Robett Glover
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Kevin Eldon
as Goldcloak
Julian Firth
as Archmaester Sandhu
Philip O'Sullivan
as Archmaester
Staz Nair
as Qhono
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Critic reviews for Eastwatch

What the hour lacked in Drogon-fuelled destruction it more than made up for with bombshells, surprise reunions and chilling intimations of sisterly strife.

August 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

What an episode for touching (longing?) gazes between potential family members, completely awful plans, ignoring the single most important development of this series thus far (ahem, Sam) and of course, impending doom.

August 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Baltimore Sun

Even a turbocharged episode of Thrones occasionally has to hit pause and spend an hour getting people from point A to point B.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…
The Ringer

There's certainly plenty of satisfaction to be had from dots getting connected. It's just that after years of information trickling out in dribs and drabs, this season's weekly avalanches of answers can feel overwhelming and a bit disorienting.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The seventh season's is named "Eastwatch," an episode designed as a link between the exposition-laden first portion, handily split in two with dragonfire, and the last two episodes.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Eastwatch couldn't keep up the insane pace we'd gotten from the show this season, but Jon's band of allies should lead to a fun final arc.

August 14, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
Lyles' Movie Files

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