The Gift

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The Gift
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 5, Episode 7
Airdate May 24, 2015
Director Miguel Sapochnik
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"The Gift" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the HBO medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 47th episode of the series. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and directed by Miguel Sapochnik, it aired on May 24, 2015.[1][2]


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



"The Gift" was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the original series by George R. R. Martin.[2]

The episode is adapted from the following chapters of A Feast for Crows: Samwell II, Samwell IV, The Princess in the Tower, Alayne III and Cersei X from A Feast for Crows, and Daenerys IV, Daenerys V, The Prince of Winterfell, The Watcher, Jon VIII, The Turncloak, The King's Prize, Daenerys VII, A Ghost in Winterfell, Tyrion X, Jon X, Tyrion XI and Jon XIII from A Dance with Dragons.

Regular cast members

The following regular cast members appeared in this episode:[2]

Twenty-one out of twenty-seven members for the fifth season appeared in this episode. Nathalie Emmanual (Missandei), Conleth Hill (Varys), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.

Guest cast

The following guest appearances were made in this episode:[2][3]

References and Notes