Usually by this time of year we'd "only" have to wait three months or so for a new Game of Thrones episode. But in 2017, we have to wait until at least June. Damn them for wanting to provide us with the best season yet.
So while we impatiently wait, who fancies a binge of the finest episodes in its six-season history? We've picked our 20 favourites from the 60 we've seen so far:Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
20. Oathbreaker (season 6, episode 3)
The one with: The Tower of Joy flashback
Not only was this Jon Snow's first full episode back from the dead and abandoning the Night's Watch, it had Bran's amazing flashback to his father at the Tower of Joy, a moment many fans of George RR Martin's novels had looked forward to ever since the series began. And it didn't disappoint. Though we had to wait until the finale to see what happened next.
19. Walk of Punishment (season 3, episode 3)
The one with: Jaime losing his hand
After two and a bit seasons of being a total douche, Jaime's journey back towards some form of redemption began when Westeros' greatest swordsman suddenly had his hand chopped off in the final few moments. Genuinely shocking for those who hadn't read the books.
18. Winter is Coming (season 1, episode 1)
The one with: The first one
The very first episode had to feature in our list, purely for kicking off our obsession in the first place. An impressive feat for a pilot that had to endure last-minute reshoots and recastings, and it remains a brilliant first chapter.
17. The Gift (season 5, episode 7)
The one with: Tyrion meeting Daenerys
It was quite the sight when Tyrion and Daenerys finally shared the screen (it's going to be even more intense when Jon Snow joins them), as Jorah returned to his queen while doing a Russell Crowe by taking out as many gladiators as possible to show his worth after being banished the previous season.
16. Mother's Mercy (season 5, episode 10)
The one with: Jon Snow's death
It may have angered us at the time for season 5 to end on such a dickish cliffhanger, but we can forgive them now, just about. The episode also saw the demise of Stannis, Arya was blinded and Theon helped Sansa escape the clutches of Ramsay once and for all.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
15. Fire and Blood (season 1, episode 10)
The one with: Baby dragons
The big takeaway from the first season finale was the game-changing moment where Daenerys not only survived a huge fire, but emerged with three baby dragons. This was the point where we all went "Okay, this show is nuts but we can't stop watching."
14. The Children (season 4, episode 10)
The one with: The Hound vs Brienne
Season 4's finale had so many action sequences it was almost hard to pick up. Not only was there Brienne and Sandor's epic fight to the (apparent) death, but also Bran's group battling an army of skeletons, Stannis warring with the wildlings and then Arya setting sail for an uncertain future in Braavos.
13. The Laws of Gods and Men (season 4, episode 6)
The one with: Tyrion's trial
Probably Peter Dinklage's finest moment out of many fine moments was when Tyrion faced a trial against his own family. Tyrion's utter rage at his father and sister and his former lover Shae is the moment he severs his ties with the Lannisters for good.
12. Baelor (season 1, episode 9)
The one with: Ned Stark's death
This was when everyone who hadn't read the books stood up (then sat down again, remembering they were in their living room) and realised this was no ordinary show. Did they really kill Sean Bean (again), the obvious main character, in the penultimate episode of the first season? Yep. Yep they did. Get used to it.
11. Two Swords (season 4, episode 1)
The one with: The Hound's chicken
We're including this on the list solely for The Hound and Arya's epic pub battle, where they tore down every Lannister loyalist in sight following a hilarious chat about poultry. Don't get in the way of The Hound and his chicken.
10. The Mountain and the Viper (season 4, episode 8)
The one with: The Mountain and the Viper (duh)
We already had a horrible time witnessing the Red Wedding and Ned Stark's death, but they went one further with this horrific moment. Gregor Clegane and Oberyn Martell's face-off was epic and tense, and then... yeah. Horrific. This episode would be higher up the list if we could bring ourselves to watch it again.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9. The Lion and the Rose (season 4, episode 2)
The one with: The Purple Wedding
But the bad guys don't always win, so let's relish it when we can. Dickhead 5,000 Joffrey finally got his comeuppance via a dose of poison at his own wedding, and we didn't even care who did it. Just thanks.
8. A Golden Crown (season 1, episode 6)
The one with: Bronn and the Moon Door
One of those episodes where nothing particularly massive occurred, but rather lots of great bits. The best of all was Bronn brutally destroying Lysa Arryn's champion via the Moon Door, but we also had Daenerys finally getting free of her awful brother Viserys thanks to a load of molten gold.
7. The Watchers on the Wall (season 4, episode 9)
The one with: Wildlings vs Night's Watch
The first of several huge battles involving Jon Snow, it was the kind of epic that deserved its IMAX screenings around the world. Not only was the battle between now-best buddies the Wildlings and the Night's Watch incredible to watch (especially as it took over the entire episode), but there was also the tragic death of Ygritte. Eugh, Olly.Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6. The Door (season 6, episode 5)
The one with: Hodor :(
As tough as this episode is to watch, it was handled so brilliantly that we can actually manage to do so, unlike poor Oberyn's demise. Loveable Hodor's death at the hands of a load of White Walkers was epic enough, but the fact that we finally found out why he could only say his name over and over (and where 'Hodor' came from in the first place), was a genuinely powerful moment.
5. Blackwater (season 2, episode 9)
The one with: Baratheons vs Lannisters
The penultimate episode of season two gave us a first glimpse of the kind of scope and power that GoT is capable of. The whole episode focused on the battle between Stannis and Joffrey's (well, Tyrion's) armies, full of incredible and explosive moments. And we were treated to our first load of wildfire.
4. The Rains of Castamere (season 3, episode 9)
The one with: The Red Wedding
This episode could have been number one if we weren't such sensitive little souls. Everyone who read the books knew it was coming, but the rest of us had no idea. Easily the most shocking moment in GoT history, the sight of Robb, Catelyn and Talisa (and the rest) getting butchered left us gagging for breath. Anything goes, and anyone can die.
3. The Winds of Winter (season 6, episode 10)
The one with: Er, loads of stuff
Traditionally, the season finales of GoT aren't as good as the one preceding it. But in season 6, it was the other way round. The best season finale yet saw so much stuff happen it was hard to keep up (but in a good way). You had Cersei's massacre and eventual rise to the throne, Tommen's tragi-comic suicide, Daenerys finally heading home, Jon Snow being declared King of the North, our discovering his true parentage, and Arya continuing her revenge tour. We've never looked forward more excitedly to the next season.
2. Hardhome (season 5, episode 8)
The one with: Jon Snow vs White Walkers
The second best insane battle involving Jon Snow was this amazing episode where he and his growing band of merry men discovered just how powerful the White Walkers really are. The few survivors' realisation of what they're truly up against was another game-changer, and we can't wait to see what their next match-up will be like.
1. Battle of the Bastards (season 6, episode 9)
The one with: Jon Snow vs Ramsay Snow
'Blackwater', 'Watchers on the Wall' and 'Hardhome' were incredible episodes of pure battle madness, but this one went up an even further notch, deserving comparison with the best battle scenes in Hollywood history. Jon Snow's army took on the ultimate baddie in Ramsay Snow, and he got the long-awaited comeuppance that we'd craved for so long. Oh, and it's easy to forget Daenerys riding a dragon as she took out Meereen's challengers in one go.
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