The WORST Episodes of Game of Thrones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 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.

The Iron Throne

#1 - The Iron Throne

Season 8 - Episode 6

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

star 6.67
9,307 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Bells

#2 - The Bells

Season 8 - Episode 5

Varys betrays his queen, and Daenerys brings her forces to King's Landing.

star 7.62
8,353 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

#3 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Season 5 - Episode 6

Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.

star 7.69
10,463 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: Bryan Cogman
The Last of the Starks

#4 - The Last of the Starks

Season 8 - Episode 4

In the wake of a costly victory, Jon and Daenerys look to the south as Tyrion eyes a compromise that could save countless lives.

star 7.72
8,955 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
High Sparrow

#5 - High Sparrow

Season 5 - Episode 3

In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God; In King's Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband; Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

star 7.87
11,207 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Kill the Boy

#6 - Kill the Boy

Season 5 - Episode 5

Daenerys makes a difficult decision in Meereen; Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally; Brienne searches for Sansa; Theon remains under Ramsay’s control.

star 7.90
10,242 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The House of Black and White

#7 - The House of Black and White

Season 5 - Episode 2

Arya arrives in Braavos; Podrick and Brienne run into trouble on the road; Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon; an adviser tempts Daenerys.

star 7.92
11,508 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Sons of the Harpy

#8 - Sons of the Harpy

Season 5 - Episode 4

The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime and Bronn head south. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.

star 7.95
11,259 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Dave Hill
The Broken Man

#9 - The Broken Man

Season 6 - Episode 7

The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.

star 7.97
17,796 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Bryan Cogman
The Wars to Come

#10 - The Wars to Come

Season 5 - Episode 1

Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin; Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion; Daenerys faces a new threat to her rule; Jon is caught between two kings.

star 8.01
12,443 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Gift

#11 - The Gift

Season 5 - Episode 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.

star 8.01
10,730 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Red Woman

#12 - The Red Woman

Season 6 - Episode 1

Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.

star 8.02
18,478 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
Lord Snow

#13 - Lord Snow

Season 1 - Episode 3

Arriving at King’s Landing, Ned is shocked to learn of the Crown’s profligacy from his new advisors. At Castle Black, Jon Snow impresses Tyrion at the expense of greener recruits. Suspecting the Lannisters had a hand in Bran’s fall, Catelyn covertly follows her husband to King’s Landing, where she is intercepted by Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. “Littlefinger,” a shrewd longtime ally and brothel owner. Cersei and Jaime ponder the implications of Bran’s recovery; Arya studies swordsmanship. On the road to Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.

star 8.03
11,658 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
First of His Name

#14 - First of His Name

Season 4 - Episode 5

Jon starts a new mission. Cersei and Tywin consider the next move for the Crown. Daenerys makes plans for the future after hearing the latest news from King's Landing. Lord Baelish and Sansa reach their destination.

star 8.04
10,922 votes
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Dark Wings, Dark Words

#15 - Dark Wings, Dark Words

Season 3 - Episode 2

Sansa says too much. Shae asks Tyrion for a favor. Jaime finds a way to pass the time, while Arya encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners.

star 8.04
10,256 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Vanessa Taylor
The Night Lands

#16 - The Night Lands

Season 2 - Episode 2

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

star 8.05
9,881 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Prince of Winterfell

#17 - The Prince of Winterfell

Season 2 - Episode 8

Theon receives a visitor. Arya asks her third and last death from Jaqen. While Stannis' army is reaching its destination, Davos is offered a reward. Betrayal befalls Robb.

star 8.05
9,056 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

#18 - Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ned looks for clues to the death of his predecessor, and uncovers one of King Robert’s bastards. Robert and his guests witness a tournament honoring Ned. Jon takes measures to protect Sam from further abuse at Castle Black; a frustrated Viserys clashes with Daenerys in Vaes Dothrak; Sansa imagines her future as a queen, while Arya envisions a far different future. Catelyn rallies her husband’s allies to make a point, while Tyrion finds himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

star 8.06
11,127 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Bryan Cogman
Blood of My Blood

#19 - Blood of My Blood

Season 6 - Episode 6

An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.

star 8.07
17,803 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Bryan Cogman
Garden of Bones

#20 - Garden of Bones

Season 2 - Episode 4

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, and Tyrion scrambles to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her khalasar arrive at the prosperous city of Qarth. Tyrion coerces a relative into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives are in the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane. Stannis orders Davos to smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

star 8.07
9,532 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Vanessa Taylor
Oathbreaker

#21 - Oathbreaker

Season 6 - Episode 3

Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.

star 8.07
17,532 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
No One

#22 - No One

Season 6 - Episode 8

While Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request. Tyrion’s plans bear fruit. Arya faces a new test.

star 8.08
17,762 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
The Ghost of Harrenhal

#23 - The Ghost of Harrenhal

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Baratheon rivalry ends, driving Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s defense plan - and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. At Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of the prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient ringfort where they hope to stem the wildings' advance.

star 8.08
9,397 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
The Climb

#24 - The Climb

Season 3 - Episode 6

Tywin plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre pays a visit to the Riverlands. Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton decides what to do with Jaime Lannister. Jon, Ygritte, and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.

star 8.08
9,897 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Winter Is Coming

#25 - Winter Is Coming

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell learns that his mentor, Jon Arryn, has died and that King Robert is on his way north to offer Ned Arryn’s position as the King’s Hand. Across the Narrow Sea in Pentos, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister Daenerys to the nomadic Dothraki warrior leader, Khal Drogo to forge an alliance to take the throne.

star 8.08
16,170 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss