Tonight is the fourth episode of Game of Thrones and the beginning of the second half of the final season. Yes, Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 is here and after tonight there are only two episodes left in the series. Last week was the big battle and this week is the aftermath. You’ll likely want to watch tonight’s episode live so no one spoils you on what happens. When does Game of Thrones start, what channel is it on, and how can you watch it? Read on below for more details about episode 4, including details about channels where you can watch it all around the world.
DATE: Sunday, May 12, 2019
TV CHANNEL: Game of Thrones will air exclusively on HBO and its affiliates. To find what channel HBO is on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel HBO is on in your region.
|Arab League||OSN, MBC4|
|Asia||HBO Asia in 23 territories|
|Austria||Sky Atlantic HD, TNT Serie, RTL II|
|Belgium||2BE, beTV, Prime, La Deux|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||HBO|
|Canada||HBO Canada, Super Écran, Showcase|
|China||CCTV-1 (censored version)|
|Czech Republic||HBO, CT2|
|Denmark||HBO Nordic, C More, TV3|
|Estonia||Fox Life, ETV2|
|Finland||HBO Nordic, C More, Yle TV2|
|France||OCS Choc, Canal+|
|Germany||Sky Atlantic HD, TNT Serie, RTL II|
|Greece||NovaCinema 1, NovaCinemaHD, Skai TV|
|India||HBO India, Star World, Star World Premier HD|
|Italy||Sky Cinema 1, Sky Atlantic, Rai 4|
|Netherlands||Ziggo Movies & Series, RTL 4|
|New Zealand||SoHo, Prime|
|Norway||HBO Nordic, C More, NRK|
|Russia||Fox Life, Ren-TV|
|Slovenia||Kanal A, HBO|
|Spain||Canal+, Antena 3, laSexta|
|Sweden||HBO Nordic, C More, SVT1|
|Switzerland||TNT Serie, Radio Télévision Suisse|
|Turkey||CNBC-e, e2, tvyo|
|United Kingdom||Sky Atlantic, Sky1|
EPISODE 5 PREMIERE TIME: 9:00 p.m. Eastern (8:00 p.m. Central) on May 12 in the U.S.
In the UK, the show will air at 2 a.m. BST on May 13 on Sky (simultaneously with the U.S. premiere) and then again May 13 at 9 p.m. BST. In France and Germany, it looks like the premiere is at 3 a.m., but you’ll want to double check your time zone to make sure. (In Germany, you can also watch the next day when it’s released on iTunes.)
In Asia, it airs Monday, May 13 at 9 a.m. (Sin)/8 a.m. (Jkt). (HBO Asia contacted Heavy and let us know about the timing.)
By the way, if you watch on HBO NOW or GO in the U.S., you might get to start watching about three minutes before everyone else. The episodes sometimes premiere about 8:57 p.m. Eastern on HBO NOW or GO.
AFTER SHOW SPECIAL: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan are hosting a Game of Thrones after show that will air on Twitter immediately after each show airs on the East coast. This show is called Talk of Thrones.
PREPARING FOR THE FIFTH EPISODE: To get ready for tonight’s episode, you’ll want to watch this preview below.
And here are some teasers that have aired.
Here’s a spoiler-filled review of what happened over the last three weeks.
The first two weeks were focused on character development and growth. Jon Snow rode a dragon in the premiere and found out about his true lineage. In the second episode, he told Dany the truth about who he is and Dany immediately worried about losing her claim to the Iron Throne. Of course, knowing Jon, he’s not really interested in that at all. This didn’t stop Dany from saving Jon when the Night King and Viserion fought him and Rhaegal in Episode 3, hurting Rhaegal pretty bad.
Sansa, meanwhile, had been viewing Dany with a lot of suspicion. Arya and Gendry finally hooked up, and Missandei and Grey Worm made plans for their lives after the war. They all survived the Battle of Winterfell, but Dany lost Jorah. Theon also gave up his life to try to save Bran, but in the end it was Arya who unexpectedly bested the Night King.
By Episode 4, things hadn’t improved. Arya turned down Gendry’s marriage proposal, in a scene that reminded us of Robert Baratheon and Lyanna Stark. Sansa and Arya are even more suspicious of Dany (without any good reason), as is Varys. Dany begged Jon to keep his lineage a secret, but he told his sisters and Sansa promptly told Tyrion despite promising not to tell anyone.
Arya is off to King’s Landing (presumably to kill Cersei) and the Hound is off to King’s Landing (presumably to kill his brother.)
Meanwhile, Cersei hired Bronn to kill Jaime and Tyrion, but Bronn agreed to hold off if Tyrion can guarantee him Highgarden. Brienne is now a knight, thanks to Jaime. She and Jaime then had a love connection in Episode 4, but Jaime left her for Cersei. The key question is whether Jaime left to be with Cersei or to kill Cersei.
And Euron bested Daenerys in a sneak attack at Dragonstone, killing Rhaegal. Missandei was kidnapped in the sneak attack and later beheaded at King’s Landing, with Dany and Grey Worm watching. Missandei’s last words were: “Dracarys.”