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r/naath is a simple subreddit. We love (and even live) Game of Thrones, all the way through to the end. How do we rank each episode individually? Well, continue reading, and you’ll be sure to find out. There may be a few surprises!

73. Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (s5e6) [65.8]

“This is probably the worst episode of the series and it’s still pretty damned good.”

“I don’t hate Dorne, as a non reader (knowing the books story could make big difference). Okay, not the best storyline, but still.”

72. The Last of the Starks (s8e4) [72.0]

“Perhaps should have spread across a couple of episodes, maybe even three. A lot happens and you don’t…

In May 2019, Game of Thrones aired its final episodes. A year later, and a year after ranking them for the first time, I’ve decided to reappraise every episode.



73. No One (season 6, episode 8)
Well, we had to start somewhere. Arya Stark miraculously recovers from deep stab wounds before being allowed to leave the Faceless Men because her assassin tutor decides he likes her best after all, even after telling Arya to forget her personal desires for two seasons. Hmm. Daenerys returns to Meereen in a rather chaotic scene that feels like a dress rehearsal, while Tyrion tells…

And so it came to an end. On May 19th, 2019, Game of Thrones aired its final ever episode and left our lives forever. How did it say goodbye?

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in a destroyed King’s Landing throne room.

David Bordwell once said that “TV is like a long relationship that ends abruptly or wistfully — one way or another, TV will break your heart.” In other words, to commit oneself to a television show is to be doomed to misery. The show will either cease production and take with it the excitement of anticipating new episodes, or it will change into something you no longer recognise and continue on…

It’s been a year since HBO aired what has arguably become Game of Thrones’ most infamous episode, ‘The Bells’.

Daenerys Targaryen, atop the walls of King’s Landing.

Just as it was for ‘The Last of the Starks’, my experience in the week leading up to ‘The Bells’ — at least in relation to the Game of Thrones fandom — was mostly uneventful. It arrived at the end of an incredibly busy week in my personal life, but the build-up to the episode itself was quiet. As I said, I was busy with other things, so I was able to ignore a lot of the reaction to the previous…

With the Army of the Dead defeated, Game of Thrones took a bold turn in its very final stages. A year ago today, ‘The Last of the Starks’ aired on HBO.

The Hound and Arya Stark leave Winterfell and head to King’s Landing.

As far as my experiences with ‘The Last of the Starks’ go, there is no great personal anecdote. It wasn’t a season premiere that I’d waited eighteen months to see (which was the case for ‘Winterfell’), I wasn’t away from home and forced to watch it in a converted shed (‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’), and I didn’t accidentally sleep through the simulcast (‘The Long Night’). Nope, for…

It’s been a year now since Game of Thrones’ aired its biggest ever battle, constructed and filmed across fifty-five consecutive night shoots.

Jon Snow on the battlefield outside of Winterfell.

Ahead of ‘The Long Night’, I was fully aware of its running time. 82 minutes, the longest episode in Game of Thrones history. Knowing the Sky Atlantic simulcast would run beyond 3.30am in the UK, I had a decision to make. Was I to fight sleep and stay awake until the sun came up, or was it best to set an alarm for 2am and get some shut-eye first? Somehow, I managed to do both and neither. I…

It’s been exactly a year since ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ aired on HBO. Let’s have a look at how Game of Thrones faced and embraced its end.

Theon and Sansa eat on the eve of the battle with the Army of the Dead.

Remember when this episode leaked? Huh, what a night.

It’s been exactly a year since ‘Winterfell’, the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones, aired on HBO. Have we cooled down yet?

Arya Stark and Jon Snow reunite in the Winterfell godswood.

A year. So long, so short. Being an active member of the Game of Thrones fandom has been a test of patience during this time. On how many occasions can I lay witness to the same argument before I lose it? A lot, apparently. Still, the calendar tells me it’s definitely been a full year since the eighth and final season aired. Maybe someone fast-forwarded my life. You’ll have no doubt heard that the final episodes split…

A selection of wonderful moments from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.

Tyrion Lannister (with Jon and Davos) walks the streets of King’s Landing.

8.1 Winterfell

Best moment: Beric, Edd, and Tormund find a message from the Night King.

Why? ‘Winterfell’ might well be a season opener stuffed with expository dialogue to catch the audience up (and low levels of tension), but there’s a real sense of finality and dread lingering over the relatively relaxed introductions taking place at the episode’s eponymous castle. That’s because, elsewhere, we’re given the clearest warning yet of the doom facing our heroes if they struggle to band together. Having escaped from Eastwatch-by-the-Sea following the Night King’s destruction of the fortress in the season 7 finale, Beric Dondarrion…

The Longest Night

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