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The Watchers on the Wall 

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The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.


Neil Marshall


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:
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Peter Vaughan ... Maester Aemon
Owen Teale ... Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter ... Janos Slynt
Mark Stanley ... Grenn
Ben Crompton ... Eddison Tollett
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Styr
Josef Altin ... Pypar
Brenock O'Connor ... Olly
Joseph Gatt ... Thenn Warg
Ian Whyte ... Dongo the Giant


Jon and Samwell are on duty on top of the Wall. Ygritte wants to be the one who kills Jon Snow. A petrified Gilly returns with her baby to Castle Rock, reporting about the wildling attack at Mole's Town. The Nights Watch prepare for battle. The wildling army attack the wall in the night, with giants riding mammoths. Jon sets out on a dangerous journey to help set things right. Written by Shuvam Nandi

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Release Date:

8 June 2014 (USA) See more »


Box Office


GBP7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,464,932, 1 February 2015

Gross USA:


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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?


Similar to Game of Thrones: Blackwater (2012), this episode takes place entirely in one location, the Wall, and does not include any parallel story lines. See more »


Styr recognizes Jon during the battle, although he joined Tormund's party after Jon ran away from the wildlings, therefore could not have recognized him. See more »


Pypar: I got one. Right through the heart. He's dead.
Samwell Tarly: Oh, is it over?
Pypar: No.
Samwell Tarly: [hands him another crossbow] Well, then!
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) See more »


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Beats Battle of Black Water
10 June 2014 | by MrSelfPaidSee all my reviews

Epic... simply epic.After watching this episode I had to express myself somehow and writing a review no matter how brief is the best way to do it. This episode is simply astonishing in the way the fight scenes are filmed. At times it's like third dimensional and you feel part of the carnage displayed on screen. The scale at which the episode is filmed is of epic proportions; Peter Jackson would have been proud. There are some flaws but those flaws cant be avoided when filming fight scenes involving many men. It is really a character driven episode because somehow you get the feeling that you wont be seeing some of these characters alive again. All in all a great episode and I place in the top three of my favorite game of thrones episodes.

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