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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode Guide

By on March 23, 2015
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth |photo-Helen-Sloan_HBO

Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth |photo-Helen-Sloan_HBO

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON FIVE

Jon Snow is struggling to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros.  Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King’s Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend and a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause.  And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires hard sacrifices.

Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys (Conleth Hill) reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) faces a new threat to her rule. Jon (Kit Harington) is caught between two kings.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

 

Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Arya (Maisie Williams) arrives in Braavos. Pod (Daniel Portman) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) tempts Jon. An advisor tempts Daenerys.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

 

Episode #43: “High Sparrow”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer) enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.

 

Episode #44: “Sons of the Harpy”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) head south.

Ellaria (Indira Varma) and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.

Written by Dave Hill; directed by Mark Mylod.

 

Episode #45: “Kill the Boy”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Dany (Emilia Clarke) makes a difficult decision in Meereen.

Jon (Kit Harington) recruits the help of an unexpected ally.

Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) searches for Sansa (Sophie Turner).

Theon (Alfie Allen) remains under Ramsay’s (Iwan Rheon) control.
Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

 

Episode #46: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Arya (Maisie Williams) trains. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) run into slavers.

Trystane (Toby Sebastian) and Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) make plans.

Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.

Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

 

Episode #47: “The Gift”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

 

Episode #48: “Hardhome”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles. Jon travels.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

 

Episode #49: “The Dance of Dragons”

Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Stannis (Stephen Dillane) confronts a troubling decision. Jon (Kit Harington) returns to The Wall. Mace (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits the Iron Bank. Arya (Maisie Williams) encounters someone from her past. Dany (Emilia Clarke) reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by David Nutter.

 

Episode #50: “Mother’s Mercy” (season finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei (Lena Headey) seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by David Nutter.