The Children

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The Children
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 4, Episode 10
Airdate June 15th, 2014
Director Alex Graves
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"The Children" is the tenth episode of the fourth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 40th overall. The episode was written by David Bennioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Alex Graves. It aired on June 15th, 2014.


Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall. Daenerys must face harsh realities. Bran learns more about his destiny. Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.



"The Children" was written by David Bennioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the original series by George R. R. Martin.

The episode is adapted from the following chapters from the A Song of Ice and Fire series: Jon X, Arya XIII, Jon XI and Tyrion XI from A Storm of Swords, Cersei II, Brienne III, Brienne VI and Brienne VII from A Feast for Crows, and Tyrion I, Daenerys I, Daenerys II and Bran II from A Dance with Dragons.

Regular cast members

Eighteen out of twenty-six members for the fourth season appeared in this episode. Alfie Allen (Reek),Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.

Guest cast