With 67 episodes under their belt, and being the most popular show on television today, some might think that all Game of Thrones episodes are as equally as good as the others.
Fans of the show believe Game of Thrones is like pizza; there is no bad pizza, some pizzas are just better than others. With such an in-depth series, many of the episodes are “transition” episodes, which progress the story along, or catch you up on what is happening, or build to get you from episode to the next. There are those “impact” episodes that take your breath away or make you cheer, or leave you cursing HBO for allowing you to get hooked on a show that is so cruel, but those are the episodes that got us addicted in the first place.
So, when ranking an episode, you have to view through the eyes of someone seeing the show for the first time, if they were to start watching the series out of order, what episode would bore them or keep them from watching another episode? Which episode would leave them intrigued and make them want to see the show from the beginning?
So, with under a month left before the Final season, we will break down all 67 episodes and their rankings, and without saying:
WARNING: There are SPOILERS in this post! If you have not watched Game of Thrones and intend to do so, you may not want to read past this point.
67- Season 5 Episode 6 “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Lancel Lannister: Step carefully, Lord Baelish. You’ll find there’s little tolerance for flesh peddlers in the new King’s Landing.
Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish: We both peddle fantasies, Brother Lancel. Mine just happen to be entertaining.
For fans of the show, the entire Dorne storyline was a bit of a bore, and this episode spent too much time focused on the Sand Snakes battling it out with Jaime and Bronn. The episode was redeemed with Sansa’s marriage to Ramsay, but even that couldn’t save the time wasted in Dorne.
66- Season 5 Episode 2 “The House of Black and White”
Directed by Michael Slovis
We are still catching up with our main characters in this episode, the best part of this episode was Jon Snow becoming the new commander of the Night’s Watch, the rest of the episode lagged with Sansa making bad decisions and creepy flirting with Littlefinger, and Arya trying to meet up with Jaqen H’ghar.
65- Season 2 Episode 8 “The Prince of Winterfell”
Directed by Alan Taylor
“The Prince of Winterfell” was the most significant transition episode in Season 5. It left us wondering what was going to happen to Theon, where Dany’s dragons were and who had taken them, who the freaky woman was who talked to Jorah in the previous episode, and what was going to happen with Jon and Qhorin Halfhand, leaving us more questions than answers.