Here are the best Game of Thrones episodes, as determined by voters like you. HBO's groundbreaking show based off the popular books by George R. R. Martin is a dazzling spectacle of some of television's best world building, character developments, performances and jaw-dropping surprises. Now that the finale has come and gone, you may be looking for more shows like Game of Thrones. But if your mind is still preoccupied with everything that went down, we've put together this list to help you process.
With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Game of Thrones episodes of all time are. Fans of Game of Thrones are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which GoT episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorite GoT episodes, and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.
This list of the greatest GoT episodes includes "The Spoils of War," "The Rains of Castamere," and "Hardhome." What is the best Game of Thrones episode of all time? Look below and find out.
Original Airing: June 19, 2016
Season 6 Episode 9: Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.
Original Airing: June 02, 2013
Season 3 Episode 9: Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.
(AKA The Red Wedding)
Original Airing: June 26, 2016
Season 6 Episode 10: Season 6 FInale. Cersei and Loras Tyrell stand trial by the gods. Daenerys prepares to set sail for Westeros. Davos confronts Melisandre. Sam and Gilly arrive in the Citadel. Bran discovers a long-kept secret. Lord Frey has an uninvited guest.
(AKA Arya's Red Wedding revenge.)
Original Airing: May 31, 2015
Season 5 Episode 8: Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.
Original Airing: May 27, 2012
Season 2 Episode 9: Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future.
Original Airing: June 01, 2014
Season 4 Episode 8: Theon helps Ramsay seize Moat Cailin. The wildlings attack Mole's Town. Sansa comes up with a story to protect Lord Baelish. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Oberyn Martell faces Gregor Clegane, the Mountain.
Original Airing: May 22, 2016
Season 6 Episode 5: Sansa and Jon make plans. Arya is given another chance to prove herself. Jorah confesses a secret to Daenerys. Tyrion meets with a red priestess. Yara finds her rule tested. Bran discovers the origin of the White Walkers.
Original Airing: June 8, 2014
Season 4 Episode 9: The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.
Original Airing: April 13, 2014
Season 4 Episode 2: Joffrey and Margaery's wedding has come. Tyrion breaks up with Shae. Ramsay tries to prove his worth to his father. Bran and company find a Weirwood tree.
(AKA The Purple Wedding)
Original Airing: April 28, 2019
Season 8 Episode 3: The White Walkers arrive at Winterfell and battle commences. Melisandre reappears and provides essential flames. Dany and Jon do dragon battle with the Night King high above. Lyanna Mormont kills a giant. Theon defends Bran to the bitter end and is redeemed. Arya and Catspaw save the day.
Original Airing: May 11, 2014
Season 4 Episode 6: Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Original Airing: April 17, 2011
Season 1 Episode 1: Series Premiere. 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.
Original Airing: August 27, 2017
Season 7 Episode 7: Season 7 Finale. A meeting is held in King's Landing. Problems arise in the North.
Original Airing: April 21, 2013
Season 3 Episode 4: Jaime mopes over his lost hand. Cersei is growing uncomfortable with the Tyrells. The Night's Watch is growing impatient with Craster. Daenerys buys the Unsullied.
Original Airing: June 15, 2014
Season 4 Episode 10: Season 4 Finale. Jon makes an important decision. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.
Original Airing: June 12, 2011
Season 1 Episode 9: 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.
Original Airing: August 20, 2017
Season 7 Episode 6: Jon and the Brotherhood hunt the dead. Arya confronts Sansa. Tyrion thinks about the future.
Original Airing: April 21, 2019
Season 8 Episode 2: Winterfell enjoys one last night before the White Walkers arrive. Brienne is knighted. Arya and Gendry consummate their friendship. Sam gives Jorah Heartsbane. Jaime is redeemed. Jon tells Dany his true identity. Everyone says how safe the crypts are.
Original Airing: May 22, 2011
Season 1 Episode 6: While recovering from his battle with Jaime, 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.
Original Airing: June 19, 2011
Season 1 Episode 10: Season 1 Finale. 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.
Original Airing: May 05, 2013
Season 3 Episode 6: Jon and the wildlings scale the Wall. The Brotherhood sells Gendry to Melisandre. Robb does what he can to win back the Freys. Tyrion tells Sansa about their engagement.
Original Airing: June 03, 2012
Season 2 Episode 10: Season 2 Finale. Joffrey puts Sansa aside for Margaery Tyrell. Robb marries Talisa Maegyr. Jon prepares to meet Mance Rayder. Arya says farewell to Jaqen H'ghar. Daenerys tries to rescue her dragons.
Original Airing: July 30, 2017
Season 7 Episode 3: Daenerys and Jon meet. Cersei gains a new ally. Sansa receives an unexpected visitor. Sam is confronted for his actions.
Original Airing: April 14, 2019
Season 8 Episode 1: Season 8 Premiere. Jon and Dany return to Winterfell, greeted by a suspicious North, skeptical of following a new queen. Jon rides a dragon and learns his true identity. Cersei and Euron consummate their relationship, even though he didn't bring the elephants. The White Walkers, having broken through the Wall, leave a spiral message at Last Hearth.
Original Airing: May 08, 2011
Season 1 Episode 4: Eddard investigates Jon Arryn's murder. Jon befriends Samwell Tarly, a coward who has come to join the Night's Watch.