Well, winter finally came and is about to over soon too, but the Game Of Thrones fever has gripped the whole world and things don’t seem to change at least for now. And why not? Game of Thrones is the biggest show we have ever seen and would continue to remain in our hearts forever.
Half of the final season is over and unless you are living under a rock you should be knowing that the last episode just blew our minds off. And, this is not the first time and neither it is the last, the show makers have been consistently pulling it off for the last eight years.
Best Game Of Thrones Episodes
Game of Thrones has given us some all-time classic episodes. Some moments that we wouldn’t mind watching over and over again because of their sheer brilliance and the way they took our hearts away. I know it’s hard to pick favourites but there are a few episodes that just raised the bar so high, it would hardly be ever matched.
So, let’s have a look at 10 best episodes from the Game of Thrones series. Are you ready?
Number 10: The Mountain and the Viper Season 4, Episode 8
Tyrion’s strategy of having a trial by combat almost proved fatal as Oberyn Martell (his representative in the combat) met a deadly end. The Mountain cracked his skull and his eyes popped out.
The moment came as a shocker to viewers as Oberyn’s was considered a great warrior and moreover, his rage was fuelled by vengeance for his sister Elia Martell’s rape.
Along with that, one key plot twist was Daenerys’ acknowledgment that Jorah Mormont is spying on her and she was being betrayed all this while.
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Number 9: The Laws of Gods and Men Season 4, Episode 6
The courtroom of Tyrion Lannister (who is charged for the King Joffrey) made this episode a fan favourite. Tyrion is every fan’s joy and the brilliance with which Peter Dinklage performed in this scene speaks volumes about the actor’s sheer acting prowess.
The episode revealed other plotlines too like Yara trying to rescue her brother Theon at Winterfell but the highlight was the revelation that Danny is not able to control her growing dragons.
Number 8: Baelor Season 1, Episode 9
Baelor was the first episode that set the bar and gave the viewers an idea that Game of Thrones is no ordinary TV show.
The sudden beheading of the then central protagonist, Ned Stark, gave the message that anything can happen when you play the game of thrones.
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Number 7: The Dragon and the Wolf Season 7, Episode 7
The season 7 finale converged all the plotlines that have been built for so long to a point that we saw all the major characters of the show sharing a screen for the first time.
This ‘Clash of the Titans’ was something that fans had been waiting for so long when two ruthless superpowers (read Cersei and Daenerys) faced each other for the first time. But nothing came close to the moment when the Night King got a dragon of his own and made it clear that winter is finally here.
Number 6: Hardhome Season 5, Episode 8
Before Hardhome, the concept of White Walkers seemed a far-fetched one as the plotline was often subdued by other storylines.
But this episode brought the ‘dead’ right in the central theme of the show as it featured the first clash between Wildlings and The Night’s Watch pitted against the army of the dead and its commander.
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Number 5: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Season 8, Episode 2
Probably the most emotional episode of the entire series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms beautifully captures the true essence of the oncoming death.
The greatest warriors of Westeros gather in Winterfell and each one of them has its own way to embrace death. Moreover, the knighting ceremony of Brienne of Tarth is something that’ll soothe your sobbing heart.
Number 4: The Rains of Castamere Season 3, Episode 9
The Rains of Castamere or popularly known as The Red Wedding depicts the lengths of betrayal characters could go for the lust of power. The episode played a crucial role in establishing Game of Thrones as a cult classic.
The Starks face betrayal from Frey, Bolton, and Lannister which results in the horrifying murder of Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa Stark along with many others. Remembering the Red Wedding still sends shivers down my spine.
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Number 3: Blackwater Season 2, Episode 9
The penultimate episode of the second season forayed into an all-new storyline, the great battles of Game of Thrones. Stannis Baratheon’s army being destroyed up in green flames by Tyrion Lannister and the spectacle of men burning alive is something really hard to forget.
The dwarf leads King’s Landing into the battle proving that he is much more than just being the god of tits and wine.
Number 2: The Long Night Season 8, Episode 3
Well, you might find it a bit controversial but according to me, The Long Night is the greatest episode of GOT in recent times. The longest battle sequence between the living and the dead would leave you biting your nails.
The finesse with which Arya Stark takes on the Night King is something only Game of Thrones can pull off. And did I miss the brilliant cinematography? Though many will believe that this episode leaves much to be desired and the battle with the dead should run for some more time, but still this episode will make the list.
Number 1: Battle of the Bastards Season 6, Episode 9
With over 25 days of shoot with 500 extras, 600 crewmembers and 70 horses, Battle of the Bastards even out shadows The Long Night.
Battle scenes featuring Jon’s armies felling short in front of Ramsay Bolton’s followed by Rickon’s death span almost the entire episode and when Sansa and Littlefinger jump in to help Jon. It’s nothing less than a triumphant glory. Mix all these together and what you will get is the greatest Game of Thrones episode ever.
So these are some of the best Game Of Thrones Episodes which you can watch any number of time. Which one is your pick as the best episode of the series?