Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
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Daenerys arrives at Vaes Dothrak. Sam and Gilly sail for Horn Hill. Arya trains as No One. Varys finds information on the Sons of the Harpy. Ramsay receives a gift. Tommen meets with the High Sparrow. At Castle Black, a miracle occurs.


Daniel Sackheim


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Bolton
Jonathan Pryce ... High Sparrow


SPOILER: Jon Snow is received by Davos and Melisandre and has difficulties to understand what happened with him. Then he is greeted by his friends. Sam is traveling by boat with Gilly and her baby to the land of his family. Bran has other visions helped by Three-Eyed Raven and finds a hidden past of his father. Daenerys arrives at Vaes Dothrak and is forced to change clothes. Varys and Tyrion discover who is financing the Sons of the Harpy. In King's Landing, Cersei orders Qyburn to send the little birds to several to spy her enemies. King Tommen confronts the High Sparrow but is manipulated by him. In Braavos, Arya continues her painful training. Umber meets Ramsay and delivers Osha and Rickon Stark to him to celebrate their union. Jon Snow executes his enemies and takes a surprising decision. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

8 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oathbreaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the books, Gilly left her son at Castle Black. The baby she carries is Mance Rayder's son. Jon forced her to switch the babies, fearing that Melisandre will sacrifice Mance's son for his king's blood. See more »


At the beginning, as Jon Snow comes down from the stairs, a horse can be seen on the far right that does not move an inch. See more »


Lord Varys: Of course. Men can be fickle, but birds I always trust.
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Referenced in Thronecast: Oathbreaker (2016) See more »


Main Title
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Breaking the oath
21 March 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Came to 'Game of Thrones' fairly late in the game and due to being so busy the binge-watching was gradual. Have found myself truly loving the show, very quickly becoming one of my favourites. It totally lives up to the hype and not only does it do the brilliant source material justice (a rarity in television) it is on its own merits one of the finest, most addictive and consistently compelling shows in recent years and quality-wise it puts a lot of films in recent years to shame.

It is always a Herculean task following on from such greatness seen previously. "Oathbreaker" had a tough task succeeding, and being just as good as, the previous episode "Home" considering how superb that episode was (one of the best Season 6 and latter season episodes). A tough task that it almost succeeds completely in, it's not quite perfect and it's not as special but it has a vast majority of what makes 'Game of Thrones' so great and signs that one shouldn't give up on the show.

Tommen needs to develop a stronger personality and have more meat to his material before being considered as a love to hate character for me. Actually though there is hardly anything wrong with "Oathbreaker". It doesn't matter that it is not as action-packed as the previous two episodes (compared to "The Red Woman" actually that's a good thing), while not quite being a slow or quiet episode either. It also doesn't matter that it doesn't have as many reveals, shocks or cliff-hangers as "Home".

What "Oathbreaker" does brilliantly in is putting things in place for what is to follow, without feeling like filler, forwarding story momentum and advancing character development and interplay. Daenerys and Arya are particularly well done in this regard and it was wonderful to see some development to Khaleesi. The highlight of the episode though is the Tower of Joy, totally exhilarating.

Have nothing to fault the cast, who give uniformly never less than great performances. Iwan Rheon plays a true slimeball to perfection, now Ramsay is my definition of a love to hate character.

Visually, "Oathbreaker" looks amazing, as one would expect for 'Game of Thrones'. The scenery is throughout spectacular, the sets are hugely atmospheric and beautiful on the eyes with a real meticulous eye for detail and the costumes suit the characters to a tee. The make-up is beautifully done. As well the cinematography and editing, which are cinematic quality as well.

One cannot talk about "Oathbreaker" without mentioning the thematically, orchestrally and atmospherically multi-layered music scoring and the unforgettable main theme. Again, worthy of a high-budget fantasy/action/drama film.

The writing is thought-provoking and very rich in layers with plenty of passion and sensitivity.

Summing up, terrific. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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