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The Laws of Gods and Men 

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Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.


Alik Sakharov


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 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
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Snow
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Pedro Pascal ... Oberyn Martell
Julian Glover ... Grand Maester Pycelle


At the Dreadford, Yara Greyjoy and her men invade the castle to rescue her brother, but she discovers that Theon is completely brainwashed and telling that he is Reek. Yara leaves him behind and returns home. Daenerys listens to the petitions of supplicants and takes decisions. Stannis and Davos go to Braavos seeking a loan. Tyrion's trial begins and Jaime makes a deal with his father to save his brother. But when Shae is summoned to testify, Tyrion is totally devastated. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

11 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode not to feature any Stark family member, or even one of their closest allies (like Brienne of Tarth or Samwell Tarly). This was not a deliberate choice. Normally, scenes shot for one episode are often used in others, so there would usually be a short scene featuring one of the Stark children in every episode. However, in this case, the Lannister plot took so much focus that they couldn't find a place to feature the Stark family or their allies. See more »


In the courtroom scene, when Tywin asks Tyrion if he wishes to confess, the camera shifts to Jamie momentarily. You can see Nikolaj Coster-Waldau move the fingers on his right hand as he is not wearing the gold prosthetic. See more »


Jaime Lannister: You condemned your own son to death.
Tywin Lannister: I condemned no one. The trial is not over.
Jaime Lannister: This isn't a trial, it's a farce. Cersei has manipulated everything and you know it.
Tywin Lannister: I know nothing of the sort.
Jaime Lannister: You always hated Tyrion.
Tywin Lannister: He killed his king!
Jaime Lannister: As did I! Do you know the last order the 'Mad King' gave me? It was to bring him your head. I saved your life so you could murder my brother?
Tywin Lannister: It won't be murder it will be justice.
Jaime Lannister: Justice?
Tywin Lannister: I am performing my sworn duty as Hand of the King. If Tyrion is found ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks (2019) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Tyrion's hearing is finally underway and it's not as satisfying as he hopes.
9 January 2015 | by champion_qusaiSee all my reviews

Best episode. The writing, the directing, the intense drama and most of all the standout acting by Peter Dinklage makes this episode the best of the season. Thoroughly improvised, so I've heard, and beautifully written. Shae delivers the performance of her role and gives the proper support to Tyrion Lannister's breakout scene. It's exciting to see the events that lead on from this episode. Tyrion's outburst is the highlight of the entire episode. On the other side we see The City of Braavos.

A must-watch episode of the series.


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