Game of Thrones

The WORST episodes of Game of Thrones

Every episode of Game of Thrones ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Game of Thrones!

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.

Last Updated: 8/8/2022Network: HBO
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The Iron Throne
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6.68
11402 votes

#1 - The Iron Throne

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/19/2019

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

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The Bells
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7.61
10119 votes

#2 - The Bells

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/12/2019

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

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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The Last of the Starks
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7.70
10558 votes

#3 - The Last of the Starks

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/5/2019

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

Directors: David Nutter
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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
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7.72
14210 votes

#4 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/17/2015

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

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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High Sparrow
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7.87
15221 votes

#5 - High Sparrow

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/2015

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.

Directors: Mark Mylod
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Kill the Boy
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7.90
13992 votes

#6 - Kill the Boy

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/10/2015

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.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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The House of Black and White
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7.91
15467 votes

#7 - The House of Black and White

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/19/2015

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.

Directors: Michael Slovis
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Sons of the Harpy
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7.91
15389 votes

#8 - Sons of the Harpy

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/3/2015

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

Directors: Mark Mylod
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The Ghost of Harrenhal
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7.93
21296 votes

#9 - The Ghost of Harrenhal

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/29/2012

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.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Dark Wings, Dark Words
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7.93
19825 votes

#10 - Dark Wings, Dark Words

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2013

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.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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First of His Name
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7.93
17094 votes

#11 - First of His Name

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2014

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.

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The Broken Man
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7.95
20553 votes

#12 - The Broken Man

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/5/2016

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

Directors: Mark Mylod
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Lord Snow
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7.96
27381 votes

#13 - Lord Snow

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/1/2011

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.

Directors: Brian Kirk
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The Climb
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7.96
18581 votes

#14 - The Climb

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/5/2013

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.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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The Wars to Come
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7.97
16478 votes

#15 - The Wars to Come

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/12/2015

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.

Directors: Michael Slovis
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The Night Lands
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7.97
22184 votes

#16 - The Night Lands

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/8/2012

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.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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The Prince of Winterfell
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7.97
20600 votes

#17 - The Prince of Winterfell

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/20/2012

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.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
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7.97
26137 votes

#18 - Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/8/2011

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.

Directors: Brian Kirk
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Garden of Bones
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7.98
21511 votes

#19 - Garden of Bones

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/22/2012

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.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Kissed by Fire
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7.98
18914 votes

#20 - Kissed by Fire

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/2013

The Hound is judged by the gods. Jaime is judged by men. Jon proves himself. Robb is betrayed. Tyrion learns the cost of weddings.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Walk of Punishment
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7.98
19889 votes

#21 - Walk of Punishment

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/14/2013

Tyrion shoulders new responsibilities. Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys meets with the slavers. Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.

Directors: David Benioff
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What is Dead May Never Die
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7.98
21342 votes

#22 - What is Dead May Never Die

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/15/2012

At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own, but King Renly, his new wife Margaery, and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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The Kingsroad
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7.99
29837 votes

#23 - The Kingsroad

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/24/2011

Having agreed to become the King’s Hand, Ned leaves Winterfell with daughters Sansa and Arya, while Catelyn stays behind in Winterfell. Jon Snow heads north to join the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch. Tyrion decides to forego the trip south with his family, instead joining Jon in the entourage heading to the Wall. Viserys bides his time in hopes of winning back the throne, while Daenerys focuses her attention on learning how to please her new husband, Drogo.

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Winter Is Coming
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7.99
35331 votes

#24 - Winter Is Coming

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/17/2011

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.

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The Red Woman
star
7.99
21314 votes

#25 - The Red Woman

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/24/2016

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

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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