Winterfell (Game of Thrones episode)

"Winterfell"[1] is the eighth season premiere episode of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 68th overall. It was written by Dave Hill and directed by David Nutter. It aired on April 14, 2019.

Game of Thrones episode
Episode no.Season 8
Episode 1
Directed byDavid Nutter
Written byDave Hill
Featured musicRamin Djawadi
Original air dateApril 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
Running time53 minutes[1]
Guest appearances
Episode chronology
"The Dragon and the Wolf"
"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"
Game of Thrones (season 8)
List of episodes

The episode centres on Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow arriving in Winterfell with Unsullied and Dothraki forces, after Jon Snow has pledged his allegiance to her. It also reunites Jon with his Stark siblings Bran and Arya for the first time since the first season's second episode.

"Winterfell" received positive reception from critics, who listed Jon Snow and Daenerys's arrival at Winterfell, Jon's long-awaited reunion with Arya, the destruction of Last Hearth, Sam's revelation to Jon Snow about his true lineage, Jaime and Bran's tense encounter, and the performances of Sophie Turner and John Bradley as highlights of the episode. The episode received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series and was Sophie Turner's pick to support her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.[2]

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Winterfell (Game of Thrones episode), and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.