Best Game of Thrones Episodes

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 release date: The seventh season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO on July 16, 2017, and conclude six weeks later on August 27, 2017.

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Battle of the Bastards (Season 6)

Recent addition of the series, it takes the leading positions in any Game of Thrones episodes list. We are finally given a chance to witness a huge, gruesome and violent battle between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton. Impressive CGI, Bolton’s death to his own dogs underline perhaps the biggest episode for the “good guys”.

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The Lion and the Rose (Season 4)

A long-awaited moment in Game of Thrones. Jon Snow is becoming a murder target for Ramsay, setting the future Battle of the Bastard, but it's the wedding between Joffrey and Margaery that steals the show. Young hated king dies in front of his guests, choking from poison and relieving millions of fans across the globe.

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The Mountain and the Viper (Season 4)

Pretty far down the list of Game of Thrones episodes that make us die from shock and reanimate next Sunday. Daenerys banishes Jorah Mormont and the Mountain clashes with Oberyn Martell. The latter injures the opponent and starts giving victorious speech, getting his head cracked by the giant in a few seconds. Ouch.

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And Now His Watch Is Ended (Season 3)

This one is ranked high on many lists of best Game of Thrones episodes. It is unpredictable and heartbreaking at the same time, leaving you with mixed emotions for hours. We see young dragons burn Astapor masters, realize that Theon’s escape was a setup made by Ramsay and mourn the lifeless Lord Commander Mormont. Crazy.

OK, I definitely missed that clue. And yes, I am a faithful non-reader of the books, so I am thoroughly unspoiled. But apparently those Boltons are everywhere this season as Locke, the dude who has Jaime, is also sworn to that House. I never thought that House was important at all, but apparently I'm wrong.

the last sentence on the first paragraph made me crack! totally agree jon and dany ftw

MJ30 500 4/24/13 6:51 PM Report I guess I'm in the minority here but I would absolutely HATE if Dany and Jon end up together, also, unpopular opinion coming, I'm team Stannis for the iron throne. Having said that, I did love Daenerys actions in this episode and think is one of the most memorable and amazing moments in the (book and tv) series.

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Baelor (Season 1)

Sean Bean is dead, this time as Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, Jon Snow wants to leave the Wall, Daenerys loses his child to the dark magic and Robb Stark makes a promise to Walder Frey which will lead him to death. Splendid and terrifying at the same time, that’s why we love GoT.

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The Winds of Winter (Season 6)

A classy ending to an extraordinary season 6. Each Game of Thrones episode list instantly included it as a huge arc conclusion and plot-twists. Cersei chooses violence and blows the Baelor’s Sept with literally anyone important in the King’s Landing and becomes a queen. King Tommen commits suicide and Dany sets sail for Westeros. Good times.

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The Rains of Castamere (Season 3)

A proud winner of the list of Game of Thrones episodes that cause rage, insomnia, crying and broken television. The Red Wedding is probably the most violent group murder ever shown on TV and is so jaw-dropping that many people even swore to quit watching the show. More screen time for the other characters, right?

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Blackwater (Season 2)

IGN’s second pick among the best Game of Thrones episodes, the Blackwater is the decisive moment for title claimants. It is the moment when Tyrion is not afraid to stand against the foe, use the wildfire and burn Stannis’ army to the ground. While all the Lannisters flee, the smallest of them is the bravest.

What an incredibly epic episode. Part of what makes it so awesome is that you don't really know wich side to root for. Of course you don't want Joffrey and Cersei to win, but Tyrion is on their side and how can you not root for Tyrion? On the other side there's Davos (a personal favorite) and Stannis who was just an incredible BAMF this episode (first to land, first to enter the city wall, has to be drag out the fight). Either way someone you like probably got screwed at the end. Oh, and the guy who injured Tyrion was a Kingsguard, they're suppose to be in the same side, so that's not good.

Just epic. Martin should really consider the possibility writing the screenplay for the whole season, not just one episode. The characters, the battle, the dialogues, everything was the way it was meant to be. Oh, and Rains of Castamere <3

A few things: The single archer was Bronn. The Hound wasn't upset about the battle or the killing, he's just terrified of fire. His older brother shoved his face into fire when he was just a kid, and it is his biggest phobia. They made a bunch of references to it, him ducking from the fire, his i'm-gonna-be-sick expression when the wildfire burns, him warning the archer not to shoot any fire arrows near him, and then his expression when a guy on fire comes at him. Another thing I noticed the show didn't focus on, is that the Tyrells are a very powerful House, technically equal in rank to the Starks, Lannisters and Baratheons. They are the second richest great House in Westeros, and they were the ones financing Renly's war. Love the recaps!

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Hardhome (Season 5)

A winner of the most shocking Game of Thrones episodes list. Night’s Watch cooperates with the Wildlings and they get swarmed by the White Walkers. Thousands of undead attack people and the epic Night King summons the dead to his service. Goosebumps guaranteed, as we see that politics doesn’t matter when the death stalks you.

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The Children (Season 4)

The list of Game of Thrones episodes would be empty without “The Children”. Finale of Season Four, it shows Stannis helping Jon, Tyrion having his revenge and killing Tywin and Shae and Daenerys hiding her dragons underground. Battle between Brienne and Hound with Aria refusing to end the latter’s misery is cream on the crop.

It kills me to see the Dragons in (emotional) pain but I got a sick sense of satisfaction out of Shae being strangled... I should probably see a psychiatrist..

In the book it is never confirmed that Jojen dies but most readers suspect it. Jojen was very sick when he arrived. Some people even think Jojen's blood is in the mix they give bran to consume.

I like the way GOT deviates slightly from what is written in the book. It kind of answers the "what if" questions that the book hints at. E.g. What if Cersei had confessed? What if Jojen had died? That way it keeps the readers of the books on their toes too.

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Epic. Just...pure freaking awesomeness. I get so worked up over this show it's not even funny. I had a feeling something bad would happen to Tyrion. I don't think he will die, but if he ever does I have a feeling I'll be a wreck for days. God this show..WILDFIRE! DRUNK CERSEI! SCARED HOUND! BAMF TYRION! Oh Game of Thrones, what do you do to me?? *Throws Emmys at them* Oh and yes. Needle would absolutely DESTROY Hearteater =) Joffrey can suck it.

Epic is the only word for this. Seriously, wow! Cersei and Sansa dialogues, The Hound, Tyrion's pre-war speech, Tywin's entrance.. Only because of Tyrion I wanted Lannisters to successfully defend King’s Landing. But Stannis -who is the first one into the battle and the first one up the ladder- is the true king.

They topped my expectations...and they were really high! It was just as I imagined when I read the book!

Who's torturing Theon? You know better than to ask us book readers - we're salivating at he mouth to discuss stuff like this. I hate people who spoil things, so I won't. But you may have missed it - the show has shown their emblem, which is the flayed man - e.g House of Bolton (Roose Bolton, sworn to Robb Stark). So presumably someone from that house. Any more...I'll say you'll find out soon. The reason we don't tell you because it's important for you not to know right now. There are machinations at work.

I have always been hoping that Dany ends up with Jon... and they both rule the 7 kingdoms

Most people who have read the book think the guy who rescued (only to lead him to another torturing) is the !$#!# of Bolton, a guy who has a really bad reputation of torturing people.

oh oops, my comment got bleeped. I was meant to say that he is the bast ard of Bolton.

Also relevant: take a look at the kid's face. Does he look like anyone we know?

I like the season finale but, as I read the books, I expected more. Why? Book 3 os perfect and the show didn't quite make it honor. Bit, more importante, there are importante changes that I still haven't decided whether I like them or not: Differences with the book: be careful: these are not spoilers but... close: Jojen doesn't die. Brienne never meets Arya and te Hound. The Hound's "death" it's like that in the books, but not as a result of a fight with Brienne. The reason why Tyrion goes to kill Tywin is cuz Jaime shoots an awful truth at him while saving him about Tyrion's 1st wife, Tysha. Cersei's confesion never happens. I don't remember that Jon burns Ygritte in the North but ir was a nice touch. The epiloge of book had an unexpected and shooking return, which didn't happen at all. This is probably what upsets me the most, cuz it was just... OMG! Should have been there. Anyway, the most importante things are there.

I loved this episode. I loved the changes to Jamie and Tyrion's conversation I always hated how Jamie betrayed Tyrion with Tysha so I'm glad they left that out. Excited for Jon-Red woman interactions next year. I'm worried about where they are going to go with Brienne's storyline. Right now Brienne's storyline is almost caught up with where she is at the end of book 5 except for the dead woman exclusions. Soon Brienne's storyline will become filler or enter into unwritten storyline unless they kill her off. In the books always felt like she would never live to see the end but in the show they've made her a main character so I don't know.

I loved the episode and was quite pleased to see Tywin die at the hands of his son...on Father's Day no less. Sadly Shea wound up dead because of her turn on Tyrone but could that be after the way he talked to her to get her to leave town??? The fact that she was in his father's bed made it ok to me. On another note...great scene with Stannis on the other side of the wall but how did they get to the other side of the wall so quickly...don't the have to go through the "tunnel" All those horses that fast. Amazing. Loved the eopisode but now we need to wait nine more months :(

I almost cried when the dragons were locked up. I wish the Reed girl died instead of Jojen, he seemed like a stronger character. I don't know what her role will be now that he is gone.

that fight scene between the hound & brienne was brutal! makes me want to read the books. but what is the point of the massive wall if there is a hole in it??