The Best Episodes of Game of Thrones

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the icy horrors beyond.

Battle of the Bastards

#1 - Battle of the Bastards

Season 6 - Episode 9

Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton battle for Winterfell. In Mereen Daenerys deals with old foes and new alliances.

star 8.92
20,056 votes
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The Winds of Winter

#2 - The Winds of Winter

Season 6 - Episode 10

Cercei and Loras are about to face their trial. In Winterfell Davos confronts Melisandre. Bran has another glimpse into the past. Daenery makes a decicion before leaving Mereen. And winter has come.

star 8.84
20,152 votes
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The Spoils of War

#3 - The Spoils of War

Season 7 - Episode 4

The Lannisters pay their debts. Daenerys weighs her options.

star 8.77
18,741 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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The Dragon and the Wolf

#4 - The Dragon and the Wolf

Season 7 - Episode 7

House Lannister, Stark and Targaryen meet at the Dragonpit and negotiate the future of Westeros ...

star 8.75
17,216 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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The Rains of Castamere

#5 - The Rains of Castamere

Season 3 - Episode 9

Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride. Jon faces his harshest test yet. Bran discovers a new gift. Daario and Jorah debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.

star 8.70
10,296 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Lion and the Rose

#6 - The Lion and the Rose

Season 4 - Episode 2

A who’s who of honored guests turns out for Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding in King’s Landing, but the king’s taste in entertainment rubs many of them the wrong way. Meanwhile, Bronn gives a lesson to an unlikely pupil; Bran’s vision helps map out his journey; Stannis loses patience with Davos; and Ramsay takes a perverse delight in his new pet.

star 8.68
11,033 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: George R. R. Martin
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Beyond the Wall

#7 - Beyond the Wall

Season 7 - Episode 6

Jon's mission continues north of the wall, but the odds against his ragged band of misfits may be greater than he imagined.

star 8.67
16,613 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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Hardhome

#8 - Hardhome

Season 5 - Episode 8

Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.

star 8.65
11,067 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Children

#9 - The Children

Season 4 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.62
10,706 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Mountain and the Viper

#10 - The Mountain and the Viper

Season 4 - Episode 8

Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town. Sam questions his decision regarding Gilly. Littlefinger's motives are questioned. Sansa is interrogated by Lord Royce. Arya and The Hound arrive at the Bloody Gate. Ramsay tries to prove himself to his father. Tyrion's fate is decided.

star 8.58
10,585 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Fire and Blood

#11 - Fire and Blood

Season 1 - Episode 10

As tragic news spreads across the Seven Kingdoms, Bran and Rickon share a prophetic dream, Catelyn interrogates Jamie about her son's fall, and Robb's destiny is forever changed. After a surprising decision by his father, Tyrion heads south. Arya assumes a new identity in an attempt to escape King's Landing, and Sansa is terrorized by Joffrey. At the Wall, Jon is forced to choose between the Night's Watch and the family he left behind. Across the sea, Dany pays a terrible price for her love, but finds new hope.

star 8.56
9,144 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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And Now His Watch Is Ended

#12 - And Now His Watch Is Ended

Season 3 - Episode 4

Trouble brews among the Night's Watch at Craster's. Margaery takes Joffrey out of his comfort zone. Arya meets the leader of the Brotherhood. Varys plots revenge on an old foe. Theon mournfully recalls his missteps. Daenerys deftly orchestrates her exit from Astapor.

star 8.55
9,789 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Laws of Gods and Men

#13 - The Laws of Gods and Men

Season 4 - Episode 6

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room. Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy. Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.

star 8.49
10,421 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Bryan Cogman
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Blackwater

#14 - Blackwater

Season 2 - Episode 9

Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.

star 8.48
8,502 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: George R. R. Martin
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Valar Morghulis

#15 - Valar Morghulis

Season 2 - Episode 10

Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime. Arya receives a gift from Jaqen. Dany goes to a strange place. Jon proves himself to Qhorin.

star 8.46
8,268 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Watchers on the Wall

#16 - The Watchers on the Wall

Season 4 - Episode 9

The Night's Watch attempts to defend Castle Black against Mance Rayder's massive wildling army, who plan to siege the fortress from the north, while a secret garrison of wildlings, including Ygritte, are poised to launch a surprise attack from the south.

star 8.46
10,537 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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The Door

#17 - The Door

Season 6 - Episode 5

Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.

star 8.45
17,788 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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The Dance of Dragons

#18 - The Dance of Dragons

Season 5 - Episode 9

Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past. Daenerys reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.

star 8.44
10,579 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Mhysa

#19 - Mhysa

Season 3 - Episode 10

Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Daenerys waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.

star 8.37
9,170 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Two Swords

#20 - Two Swords

Season 4 - Episode 1

Tyrion welcomes a surprise guest to King’s Landing for the royal wedding, but fears he’s come to the Red Keep for something else. Meanwhile, Jon warns his skeptical Night’s Watch superiors about an impending attack. Jaime struggles to regain his status at home. Arya encounters a face from her past, and Daario Naharis discusses strategy with Daenerys on the journey to the slave city Meereen.

star 8.36
11,125 votes
Directors: D.B. Weiss
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Book of the Stranger

#21 - Book of the Stranger

Season 6 - Episode 4

Tyrion strikes a deal. Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task. Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

star 8.35
16,852 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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The Queen's Justice

#22 - The Queen's Justice

Season 7 - Episode 3

Daenerys holds court. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.

star 8.35
17,750 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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Mockingbird

#23 - Mockingbird

Season 4 - Episode 7

Tyrion gains an unlikely ally. Daario asks Daenerys to allow him to do what he does best. Jon's warnings about the vulnerability of the Wall are ignored. Brienne follows a new lead. Arya and The Hound come across Rorge. Sansa discovers Littlefinger's true intentions for The Eyrie.

star 8.34
10,169 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Mother's Mercy

#24 - Mother's Mercy

Season 5 - Episode 10

Stannis marches on Winterfell. With Daenerys missing, Meereen has to find a new custodian. Cersei seeks forgiveness for her sins. Jon deals with life back behind the wall.

star 8.33
11,009 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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Baelor

#25 - Baelor

Season 1 - Episode 9

With Sansa's life in danger, Ned makes a fateful decision. Catelyn brokers an unsavory deal with the slippery Walder Frey. Tyrion acquires a mistress and is forced by his father to fight on the front lines. Robb wins his first major victory and captures a prized prisoner. Jon is rewarded for his valor and discovers a dark secret about Maester Aemon. As Drogo's wound festers, Dany defies her bloodrider Qotho and puts her trust in the enslaved witch Mirri Maz Duur.

star 8.33
9,075 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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