Kill the Boy

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Kill the Boy
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 5, Episode 5
Airdate May 10th, 2015
Director Jeremy Podeswa
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"Kill the Boy" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 45th overall. The episode was written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Jeremy Podeswa. It aired on May 10th, 2015.[1]


Dany makes a difficult decision in Meereen. Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally. Brienne searches for Sansa. Theon remains under Ramsay’s control.



"Kill the Boy" was written by Bryan Cogman, based on the original series by George R. R. Martin.[1]

The episode is adapted from the following chapters from the A Song of Ice and Fire series: Samwell V from A Storm of Swords, Samwell IV from A Feast for Crows, Jon II, Daenerys II, Tyrion V, Jon V, Tyrion VI, Daenerys IV, The Lost Lord, Reek II, Tyrion VIII, Daenerys VI, The Prince of Winterfell, Jon VIII,, Tyrion IX, Jon IX, Jon XI and Jon XIII from A Dance with Dragons.

Regular cast members

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

Seventeen out of twenty-seven members for the fifth season appeared in this episode. Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen I Baratheon), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Conleth Hill (Varys), 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][2]