'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Revisit the best 5 episodes from the HBO series so far
The screenplay and writing for 'The Game of Thrones' gets so complex that the only way to truly not miss a single detail is to rewatch, rewatch and rewatch.
'Game of Thrones' is arguably one of the most well-made drama series ever to hit the small screen. The screenplay and writing for the show gets so complex that the only way to truly not miss a single detail is to rewatch, rewatch and rewatch. The eighth and final season of 'Game of Thrones' is currently in production, with fans eagerly awaiting what promises to be a thrilling climax.
Since first airing in 2011, the show has shocked audiences with its unexpected narrative twists and ruthless acts of barbarism, and the fans just can't get enough of this award-winning series. Keeping in mind plot lines, and just how entertaining an episode it can be, we've narrowed down 5 of what we think are the best episodes of the series.
Winter is Coming (Season 1 Episode 1)
The first episode of the series is so well known that even viewers who have never even heard of the show, have at least heard of the 'Winter is Coming' meme that was the craze back in 2011. This is where it all began. This is where people realized that this masterpiece of a show has just begun, it is here that we first saw just how twisted the series is, and we see Daenerys being sold off to the Dothraki army and a family of Starks find a bunch of cute dire wolf cubs. The episode was pretty informative to those who paid attention, and we get just a small taste of the wickedness that's yet to come. Ah, to be young and naive again.
The Bear and the Maiden Fair (Season 2 Episode 7)
By this episode, fans were already in tune with the amount of gore on the show, and one of the most memorable scenes was Theon Greyjoy getting castrated by Ramsay Bolton, after having tortured him in previous episodes. But the most famous scene of this one, however, was the ending in which Brienne squared off against a live bear with little more than a wooden sword to defend herself, forcing Jaime Lannister to intervene.
The Lion and the Rose (Season 4 Episode 2)
In this episode, Ramsay Bolton has successfully turned Theon Greyjoy into a beaten down, half-shell of a servant, who he named Reek. It also featured a fantastic scene in which Tywin verbally spars with Lady Olenna Tyrell, aka the Queen of Thorns. This episode is most memorable because, after 4 seasons of torment, we finally get to see the death of Joffrey Baratheon. There was something a little too satisfying about watching the boy king choke after consuming the poisoned wine.
Home (Season 6 Episode 2)
We got introduced Euron Greyjoy and the complex story behind who rules the Iron Islands, and we see Roose Bolton meet his end at the hands of his bastard son, son Ramsay. Bran also experiences a vision of Winterfell when his father was a child, seeing his uncle Benjen and aunt Lyanna as well. This was also the episode all fans were waiting for because a rumor had spread that Jon Snow would be brought back to life after being stabbed by his 'brothers' and to the relief of fans everywhere, he was!
Battle of the Bastards (Season 6 Episode 4)
Fans will have my head if I don't mention this important episode, and why wouldn't I? This episode is considered to have one of the best battle sequences that TV has ever seen, and we get to see Jon Snow beat the living daylights out of Ramsay Bolton, along with the injured Bolton being fed to his own hounds by Snow's sister, Sansa Stark. We also get to see Daenerys bring down hell upon the rulers of the slave cities and burn their ships to smithereens.
'Game of Thrones' will return for the season finale on 14 April, only on HBO