The Wars to Come

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The Wars to Come
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate April 12th, 2015
Director Michael Slovis
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"The Wars to Come" is the first episode of the fifth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 41st overall. The episode was written by David Bennioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Michael Slovis. It aired on April 12th, 2015.[1]


Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Tyrion and Varys arrive at Pentos. In Meereen, a new enemy emerges. Jon Snow is caught between two kings.


Prologue (Westerlands)

Twenty five years, in a forest, Cersei Lannister and a reluctant Melara Heatherspoon reach the lair of the Woods Witch, Maggy, and the former demands to know her future and Maggy relents after being threatened, taking a cut of her blood and offering the answer to three questions, which she answers cryptically: Cersei will marry the king instead of the prince, will bear three offspring while the king will father twenty and she will be queen for a time before being cast down by a more younger and beautiful queen, relishing her horror.

King's Landing



"The Wars to Come" was written by David Bennioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the original series by George R. R. Martin.[1]

The episode is adapted from the following A Song of Ice and Fire chapters: Daenerys VI, Samwell IV and Jon XI from A Storm of Swords, Cersei II, Jaime I, Cersei VIII and Alayne I from A Feast for Crows, and Tyrion I, Daenerys I, Tyrion II, Jon III, Daenerys II, Daenerys IV and Daenerys VI from A Dance with Dragons.

Regular cast members

The following regular cast members appeared in this episode:[1]

Twenty out of twenty-eight members for the fifth season appeared in this episode. Alfie Allen (Reek), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay 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:[1]