The House of Black and White

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The House of Black and White
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 5, Episode 2
Airdate April 19th, 2015
Director Michael Slovis
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"The House of Black and White" is the second episode of the fifth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 42nd overall. The episode was written by David Bennioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Michael Slovis. It aired on April 19th, 2015.[1]


Arya Stark arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Queen Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany.



"The House of Black and White" 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 chapters from the A Song of Ice and Fire series: Daenerys VI, Jon XI, Samwell V, and Jon XII from A Storm of Swords, The Captain of Guards, Samwell II, Arya I, Cersei II, The Soiled Knight, Jaime II, Cersei IV, Arya II, Cersei V, Samwell III and Jaime III from A Feast for Crows, and Tyrion I, Jon I and Tyrion II from A Dance with Dragons.

Regular cast members

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

Nineteen out of twenty-eight members for the fifth season appeared in this episode. Alfie Allen (Reek), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen I Baratheon), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.

Guest cast

The following guest appearances were made in this episode:[1]