Geekly Goods Top 5: Alex's Favorite Game of Thrones Episodes Geekly Goods Top 5: Alex's Favorite Game of Thrones Episodes

28 May , 2019

Well, it’s official: Sundays suck again.

The last episode of Game of Thrones came out more than a week ago, and I got this weird twitch on Sunday afternoon...the only way to stop the twitch was to begin a full rewatch of the series. No matter how you feel about season 8, we can all agree that Game of Thrones was the best TV series ever. So, here it is: my 5 favorite episodes of Game of Thrones. These are in no particular order, by the way. It’s hard enough to narrow it down to the 5 best episodes, I’m not even going to try to pick one winner.

I’m about to spoil the entire show, so watch it if you haven’t, and then come back.

5. “THE WINDS OF WINTER” SEASON 6 EPISODE 10

I’m a complete sucker for Cersei and how cunning she is. Watching Cersei blow up the Sept of Baelor to the song “Light of the Seven” by composer Ramin Djawadi was haunting and poetic. That scene alone is possibly my favorite scene in the entire series, and it really showed how far Cersei was willing to go to destroy her enemies. I think it’s some really powerful character building.

There are also a few other things to love in Winds of Winter. A victory for the good guys and Jon Snow was named King of the North, which made me cheer pretty hard. We also finally see Dany with her ships and her army. I’m still a little heartbroken by Dany’s death, but watching her rise throughout the series was incredible, and I still root for her, even though I know how everything ends.

4. “THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE” SEASON 3 EPISODE 9

We all know what episode this is. Before I understood what the show was about, people were describing this episode to me as one of the craziest things to ever happen on a TV show. Losing Ned Stark in season 1 feels like a sitcom compared to the Red Wedding. This episode proved that the show was completely fearless. Not a single person is safe in Game of Thrones!

Even better, this episode wasn’t just killing characters for shock value, it served a huge purpose plot-wise for the rest of the show. It really paved the way for the rest of the series to play out as it did.

3. “BLACKWATER" SEASON 2 EPISODE 9

Tyrion Lannister was my favorite character and this episode really proves how great Tyrion is. We get to watch Stannis’ army get destroyed by wildfire and then Tyrion gloriously leads the army into battle, until he gets knocked out. 

Plus, we see Cersei go off her rocker, get really drunk, and make Sansa extremely uncomfortable. I think one of the best Cersei moments in the show is when she almost poisons her son. This episode really defined both Cersei and Tyrion. 

2. "BATTLE OF THE BASTARDS” SEASON 6 EPISODE 9

I’ll admit it, I have only seen this episode three times because of how insane it is. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen anything in a TV show or movie that made my palms sweat as badly. Jon Snow makes a lot of bad decisions in this episode (yup, just ride straight towards your brother, that can’t end badly), but it’s not frustrating because he pays for each of them. I think this is easily the best battle shown in the whole series, and arguably on all of TV, and I don’t think it’s going to be topped for quite awhile.

 

One of the best moments is Sansa riding in with the Knights of the Vale when things are looking especially grim for Jon. And, my favorite death of the whole show, Ramsay. 

1. “THE BELLS” SEASON 8 EPISODE 5

I know that the storytelling aspect of this episode was widely criticized, but this episode was straight up fun to watch. How ever you may feel about Dany’s snap, watching her destroy King’s Landing on her dragon was incredible. The whole episode was shot so well, and the fact that we witness the nightmare from the ground made it completely horrifying.

Plus, we finally got Cleganebowl, and it was every bit as epic as I expected it would be. Not to mention the moments we got between the Hound and Arya. Let’s also not forget watching Arya struggle her way out of King’s Landing, and the shockingly unshocking deaths of Jaime and Cersei. The brief moments we see of Tyrion and Jon in the aftermath really make this episode, too. It was all more beautifully done than most movies I’ve ever seen.

I understand people are pretty unhappy with how it all ended, but Game of Thrones is a show that’s never done what we thought it would. It’s been jam packed since season 1 with crazy character deaths and plot twists. It’s a show that really forced us to pay attention, and though the end was controversial, I think few would argue that this was the best TV show we have ever seen.

Well, it’s official: Sundays suck again.

The last episode of Game of Thrones came out more than a week ago, and I got this weird twitch on Sunday afternoon...the only way to stop the twitch was to begin a full rewatch of the series. No matter how you feel about season 8, we can all agree that Game of Thrones was the best TV series ever. So, here it is: my 5 favorite episodes of Game of Thrones. These are in no particular order, by the way. It’s hard enough to narrow it down to the 5 best episodes, I’m not even going to try to pick one winner.

I’m about to spoil the entire show, so watch it if you haven’t, and then come back.

5. “THE WINDS OF WINTER” SEASON 6 EPISODE 10

I’m a complete sucker for Cersei and how cunning she is. Watching Cersei blow up the Sept of Baelor to the song “Light of the Seven” by composer Ramin Djawadi was haunting and poetic. That scene alone is possibly my favorite scene in the entire series, and it really showed how far Cersei was willing to go to destroy her enemies. I think it’s some really powerful character building.

There are also a few other things to love in Winds of Winter. A victory for the good guys and Jon Snow was named King of the North, which made me cheer pretty hard. We also finally see Dany with her ships and her army. I’m still a little heartbroken by Dany’s death, but watching her rise throughout the series was incredible, and I still root for her, even though I know how everything ends.

4. “THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE” SEASON 3 EPISODE 9

We all know what episode this is. Before I understood what the show was about, people were describing this episode to me as one of the craziest things to ever happen on a TV show. Losing Ned Stark in season 1 feels like a sitcom compared to the Red Wedding. This episode proved that the show was completely fearless. Not a single person is safe in Game of Thrones!

Even better, this episode wasn’t just killing characters for shock value, it served a huge purpose plot-wise for the rest of the show. It really paved the way for the rest of the series to play out as it did.

3. “BLACKWATER" SEASON 2 EPISODE 9

Tyrion Lannister was my favorite character and this episode really proves how great Tyrion is. We get to watch Stannis’ army get destroyed by wildfire and then Tyrion gloriously leads the army into battle, until he gets knocked out. 

Plus, we see Cersei go off her rocker, get really drunk, and make Sansa extremely uncomfortable. I think one of the best Cersei moments in the show is when she almost poisons her son. This episode really defined both Cersei and Tyrion. 

2. "BATTLE OF THE BASTARDS” SEASON 6 EPISODE 9

I’ll admit it, I have only seen this episode three times because of how insane it is. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen anything in a TV show or movie that made my palms sweat as badly. Jon Snow makes a lot of bad decisions in this episode (yup, just ride straight towards your brother, that can’t end badly), but it’s not frustrating because he pays for each of them. I think this is easily the best battle shown in the whole series, and arguably on all of TV, and I don’t think it’s going to be topped for quite awhile.

 

One of the best moments is Sansa riding in with the Knights of the Vale when things are looking especially grim for Jon. And, my favorite death of the whole show, Ramsay. 

1. “THE BELLS” SEASON 8 EPISODE 5

I know that the storytelling aspect of this episode was widely criticized, but this episode was straight up fun to watch. How ever you may feel about Dany’s snap, watching her destroy King’s Landing on her dragon was incredible. The whole episode was shot so well, and the fact that we witness the nightmare from the ground made it completely horrifying.

Plus, we finally got Cleganebowl, and it was every bit as epic as I expected it would be. Not to mention the moments we got between the Hound and Arya. Let’s also not forget watching Arya struggle her way out of King’s Landing, and the shockingly unshocking deaths of Jaime and Cersei. The brief moments we see of Tyrion and Jon in the aftermath really make this episode, too. It was all more beautifully done than most movies I’ve ever seen.

I understand people are pretty unhappy with how it all ended, but Game of Thrones is a show that’s never done what we thought it would. It’s been jam packed since season 1 with crazy character deaths and plot twists. It’s a show that really forced us to pay attention, and though the end was controversial, I think few would argue that this was the best TV show we have ever seen.

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