The BEST Episodes of Game of Thrones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2019

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 8.91
21,063 votes
Writers:
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. Daenerys makes a decision before leaving Mereen. Winter has come.

star 8.84
21,116 votes
Writers:
The Spoils of War

#3 - The Spoils of War

Season 7 - Episode 4

The Lannisters pay their debts. Daenerys weighs her options.

star 8.76
19,948 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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 8.74
18,773 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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
11,284 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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
11,971 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: George R. R. Martin
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 8.66
17,969 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
Hardhome

#8 - Hardhome

Season 5 - Episode 8

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

star 8.64
11,992 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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
11,568 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
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
11,481 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Long Night

#11 - The Long Night

Season 8 - Episode 3

Arya looks to prove her worth as a fighter.

star 8.57
10,459 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Fire and Blood

#12 - 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
10,235 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
And Now His Watch Is Ended

#13 - 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 8.54
10,752 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Laws of Gods and Men

#14 - 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
11,328 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Bryan Cogman
Blackwater

#15 - Blackwater

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.48
9,485 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: George R. R. Martin
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
11,438 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Valar Morghulis

#17 - 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 8.45
9,222 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Door

#18 - 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
18,698 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
The Dance of Dragons

#19 - 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
11,470 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Mhysa

#20 - 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
10,077 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Two Swords

#21 - 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 8.35
12,055 votes
Directors: D.B. Weiss
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Mother's Mercy

#22 - 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 8.35
11,850 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Book of the Stranger

#23 - 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 8.34
17,724 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
The Queen's Justice

#24 - The Queen's Justice

Season 7 - Episode 3

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

star 8.34
18,909 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
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 8.34
10,162 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss