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The best episodes of Game of Thrones

Explore the comprehensive ranking of Game of Thrones episodes, meticulously evaluated through thousands of fan votes. Uncover the top-rated moments that define the brilliance 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 icy horrors beyond.
The Winds of Winter
9.3

#1 - The Winds of Winter

Season 6, Episode 10, 6/26/2016
Tyrion counsels Daenerys on the upcoming campaign. Jon and Sansa discuss their future. Trials begin in King's Landing.
Hardhome
9.3

#2 - Hardhome

Season 5, Episode 8, 5/31/2015
Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.
The Rains of Castamere
9.2

#3 - The Rains of Castamere

Season 3, Episode 9, 6/2/2013
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.
Battle of the Bastards
9.2

#4 - Battle of the Bastards

Season 6, Episode 9, 6/19/2016
As the Starks prepare to fight, Davos loses something dear. Ramsay plays a game. Daenerys faces a choice.
The Laws of Gods and Men
9.0

#5 - The Laws of Gods and Men

Season 4, Episode 6, 5/11/2014
Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Meanwhile, Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq and her other supplicants. And the day of Tyrion's trial has come where Tyrion faces his father.
Baelor
8.9

#6 - Baelor

Season 1, Episode 9, 6/12/2011
Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.
The Lion and the Rose
8.9

#7 - The Lion and the Rose

Season 4, Episode 2, 4/13/2014
Tyrion lends Jaime a hand. Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos. Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.
The Children
8.9

#8 - The Children

Season 4, Episode 10, 6/15/2014
Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall. Dany must face harsh realities. Bran learns more about his destiny. Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.
The Door
8.9

#9 - The Door

Season 6, Episode 5, 5/22/2016
Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.
The Dance of Dragons
8.8

#10 - The Dance of Dragons

Season 5, Episode 9, 6/7/2015
Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past. Dany reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.
Blackwater
8.8

#11 - Blackwater

Season 2, Episode 9, 5/27/2012
Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.
The Mountain and the Viper
8.8

#12 - The Mountain and the Viper

Season 4, Episode 8, 6/1/2014
Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town. With assistance from Theon, Ramsay proves himself to his father, Lord Bolton. Littlefinger's motives are questioned when Sansa reveals the fate of Lysa Arryn to other lords of the Vale. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Tyrion's fate is decided.
Fire and Blood
8.7

#13 - Fire and Blood

Season 1, Episode 10, 6/19/2011
With Ned dead, Robb vows to get revenge on the Lannisters. Jon must officially decide if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Daenerys says her final goodbye to Drogo.
Valar Morghulis
8.7

#14 - Valar Morghulis

Season 2, Episode 10, 6/3/2012
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.
And Now His Watch Is Ended
8.7

#15 - And Now His Watch Is Ended

Season 3, Episode 4, 4/21/2013
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.
The Spoils of War
8.7

#16 - The Spoils of War

Season 7, Episode 4, 8/6/2017
Daenerys fights back. Jaime faces an unexpected situation. Arya comes home.
The Watchers on the Wall
8.6

#17 - The Watchers on the Wall

Season 4, Episode 9, 6/8/2014
Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face a big challenge.
The Dragon and the Wolf
8.6

#18 - The Dragon and the Wolf

Season 7, Episode 7, 8/27/2017
A meeting is held in King's Landing. Problems arise in the North.
The Wolf and the Lion
8.5

#19 - The Wolf and the Lion

Season 1, Episode 5, 5/15/2011
Catelyn has captured Tyrion and plans to bring him to her sister, Lysa Arryn, at The Vale, to be tried for his, supposed, crimes against Bran. Robert plans to have Daenerys killed, but Eddard refuses to be a part of it and quits.
You Win or You Die
8.5

#20 - You Win or You Die

Season 1, Episode 7, 5/29/2011
Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.
Mother's Mercy
8.5

#21 - Mother's Mercy

Season 5, Episode 10, 6/14/2015
Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.
Book of the Stranger
8.4

#22 - Book of the Stranger

Season 6, Episode 4, 5/15/2016
Tyrion strikes a deal. Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task. Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.
A Golden Crown
8.3

#23 - A Golden Crown

Season 1, Episode 6, 5/22/2011
While recovering from his battle with Jamie, Eddard is forced to run the kingdom while Robert goes hunting. Tyrion demands a trial by combat for his freedom. Viserys is losing his patience with Drogo.
Second Sons
8.3

#24 - Second Sons

Season 3, Episode 8, 5/19/2013
King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Daenerys tries to persuade the Second Sons to join her against Yunkai. Stannis releases Davos from the dungeons. Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.
Mhysa
8.3

#25 - Mhysa

Season 3, Episode 10, 6/9/2013
Bran and company travel beyond the Wall. Sam returns to Castle Black. Jon says goodbye to Ygritte. Jaime returns to King's Landing. The Night's Watch asks for help from Stannis. Daenerys waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.
Mockingbird
8.3

#26 - Mockingbird

Season 4, Episode 7, 5/18/2014
Tyrion gains an unlikely ally; Daario asks Dany 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.
The Gift
8.3

#27 - The Gift

Season 5, Episode 7, 5/24/2015
Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.
What is Dead May Never Die
8.2

#28 - What is Dead May Never Die

Season 2, Episode 3, 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.
Garden of Bones
8.2

#29 - Garden of Bones

Season 2, Episode 4, 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.
The Old Gods and the New
8.2

#30 - The Old Gods and the New

Season 2, Episode 6, 5/6/2012
Theon seizes control of Winterfell. Jon captures a wildling, named Ygritte and is given a chance to prove himself. At King's Landing, after the Lannisters send Myrcella off to be married, the people begin to turn against King Joffrey. Arya comes face to face with a surprise visitor. Daenerys looks to buy ships to sail for the Seven Kingdoms.
Kissed by Fire
8.2

#31 - Kissed by Fire

Season 3, Episode 5, 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.
The Bear and the Maiden Fair
8.2

#32 - The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Season 3, Episode 7, 5/12/2013
Daenerys exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside of Yunkai. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion’s new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.
Breaker of Chains
8.2

#33 - Breaker of Chains

Season 4, Episode 3, 4/20/2014
Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin extends an olive branch. Sam realizes Castle Black isn’t safe, and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.
Home
8.2

#34 - Home

Season 6, Episode 2, 5/1/2016
Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven. In King’s Landing, Jaime advises Tommen. Tyrion demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne. Ramsay Bolton proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy entertains other proposals.
Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
8.1

#35 - Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

Season 1, Episode 4, 5/8/2011
Eddard investigates Jon Arryn's murder. Jon befriends Samwell Tarly, a coward who has come to join the Night's Watch.
The Pointy End
8.1

#36 - The Pointy End

Season 1, Episode 8, 6/5/2011
Eddard and his men are betrayed and captured by the Lannisters. When word reaches Robb, he plans to go to war to rescue them. The White Walkers attack The Wall. Tyrion returns to his father with some new friends.
The North Remembers
8.1

#37 - The North Remembers

Season 2, Episode 1, 4/1/2012
As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons, and the khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.
The Ghost of Harrenhal
8.1

#38 - The Ghost of Harrenhal

Season 2, Episode 5, 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.
A Man Without Honor
8.1

#39 - A Man Without Honor

Season 2, Episode 7, 5/13/2012
Jamie meets a distant relative. Daenerys receives an invitation to the House of the Undying. Theon leads a search party. Jon loses his way in the wilderness. Cersei counsels Sansa.
Valar Dohaeris
8.1

#40 - Valar Dohaeris

Season 3, Episode 1, 3/31/2013
Jon meets the King-Beyond-the-Wall while his Night Watch Brothers flee south. In King's Landing, Tyrion wants a reward, Margaery shows her charitable nature, Cersei arranges a dinner party, and Littlefinger offers to help Sansa. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys starts her journey west.
Walk of Punishment
8.1

#41 - Walk of Punishment

Season 3, Episode 3, 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.
The Queen's Justice
8.0

#42 - The Queen's Justice

Season 7, Episode 3, 7/30/2017
Daenerys holds court. Tyrion backchannels. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.
Beyond the Wall
8.0

#43 - Beyond the Wall

Season 7, Episode 6, 8/20/2017
Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.
Dragonstone
8.0

#44 - Dragonstone

Season 7, Episode 1, 7/16/2017
Jon organizes the defense of the North. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys comes home.
Lord Snow
8.0

#45 - Lord Snow

Season 1, Episode 3, 5/1/2011
Lord Stark and his daughters arrive at King's Landing to discover the intrigues of the king's realm.
The Prince of Winterfell
8.0

#46 - The Prince of Winterfell

Season 2, Episode 8, 5/20/2012
Betrayal befalls Robb. Jon and Qhorin are taken prisoner by the wildlings. Theon receives a visitor at Winterfell and must make an important decision. Meanwhile, Stannis is just days away from reaching King's Landing and Tyrion prepares for his arrival. At Harrenhal, Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie plan their escape.
Two Swords
8.0

#47 - Two Swords

Season 4, Episode 1, 4/6/2014
Tyrion welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome. Dany is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old friend.
First of His Name
8.0

#48 - First of His Name

Season 4, Episode 5, 5/4/2014
After Tommen is crowned the King of the Seven Kingdoms, Cersei and Tywin plan the Crown's next move. Meanwhile, Dany weighs her future plans regarding Westeros and Slaver's Bay. Sansa and Lord Baelish arrive at the Eyrie and Jon Snow along with men from the Night's Watch attacks Craster's Keep.
Sons of the Harpy
8.0

#49 - Sons of the Harpy

Season 5, Episode 4, 5/3/2015
The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime and Bronn head south. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.
High Sparrow
8.0

#50 - High Sparrow

Season 5, Episode 3, 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.
Stormborn
7.9

#51 - Stormborn

Season 7, Episode 2, 7/23/2017
Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces a revolt. Tyrion plans the conquest of Westeros.
Eastwatch
7.9

#52 - Eastwatch

Season 7, Episode 5, 8/13/2017
Tyrion tries to find a way to make Daenerys listen to reason while Jon plans a dangerous new mission.
Winter Is Coming
7.9

#53 - Winter Is Coming

Season 1, Episode 1, 4/17/2011
Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, is dead. King Robert Baratheon plans to ask his oldest friend, Eddard Stark, to take Jon's place. Across the sea, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister to a nomadic warlord in exchange for an army.
The Climb
7.9

#54 - The Climb

Season 3, Episode 6, 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.
Oathkeeper
7.9

#55 - Oathkeeper

Season 4, Episode 4, 4/27/2014
Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne with his honor. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor stumble on shelter.
Oathbreaker
7.9

#56 - Oathbreaker

Season 6, Episode 3, 5/8/2016
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.
The Wars to Come
7.8

#57 - The Wars to Come

Season 5, Episode 1, 4/12/2015
Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings.
Kill the Boy
7.8

#58 - Kill the Boy

Season 5, Episode 5, 5/10/2015
Dany makes a difficult decision in Meereen. Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally. Brienne searches for Sansa. Theon remains under Ramsay's control.
The Kingsroad
7.8

#59 - The Kingsroad

Season 1, Episode 2, 4/24/2011
While Bran recovers from his fall, Ned takes only his daughters to Kings Landing. Jon Snow goes with his uncle Benjen to The Wall. Tyrion joins them.
The Night Lands
7.8

#60 - The Night Lands

Season 2, Episode 2, 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.
Blood of My Blood
7.8

#61 - Blood of My Blood

Season 6, Episode 6, 5/29/2016
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.
The Broken Man
7.8

#62 - The Broken Man

Season 6, Episode 7, 6/5/2016
The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.
No One
7.8

#63 - No One

Season 6, Episode 8, 6/12/2016
While Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request. Tyrion's plans bear fruit. Arya faces a new test.
The House of Black and White
7.8

#64 - The House of Black and White

Season 5, Episode 2, 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.
Dark Wings, Dark Words
7.7

#65 - Dark Wings, Dark Words

Season 3, Episode 2, 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.
The Red Woman
7.6

#66 - The Red Woman

Season 6, Episode 1, 4/24/2016
The fate of Jon Snow is revealed. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter once again.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
7.5

#67 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Season 5, Episode 6, 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.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
7.5

#68 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Season 8, Episode 2, 4/21/2019
The battle at Winterfell is approaching. Jaime is confronted with the consequences of the past. A tense interaction between Sansa and Daenerys follows.
Winterfell
7.2

#69 - Winterfell

Season 8, Episode 1, 4/14/2019
Arriving at Winterfell, Jon and Daenerys struggle to unite a divided North. Jon Snow gets some big news.
The Long Night
6.9

#70 - The Long Night

Season 8, Episode 3, 4/28/2019
The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins. Arya looks to prove her worth as a fighter.
The Bells
6.1

#71 - The Bells

Season 8, Episode 5, 5/12/2019
Daenerys brings her forces to King's Landing.
The Last of the Starks
5.8

#72 - The Last of the Starks

Season 8, Episode 4, 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.
The Iron Throne
4.6

#73 - The Iron Throne

Season 8, Episode 6, 5/19/2019
In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

Summary

The best rated episodes are:
S6E10 - The Winds of Winter - 9.3
S5E8 - Hardhome - 9.3
S3E9 - The Rains of Castamere - 9.2
S6E9 - Battle of the Bastards - 9.2
S4E6 - The Laws of Gods and Men - 9.0
S1E9 - Baelor - 8.9
S4E2 - The Lion and the Rose - 8.9
S4E10 - The Children - 8.9
S6E5 - The Door - 8.9
S5E9 - The Dance of Dragons - 8.8

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