“Beyond the Wall” provides the tragedy and spectacle that penultimate episodes of Thrones are known for, but sacrifices logistics on a level we haven’t seen before.
“Eastwatch” delivers the best table setting episode of Thrones to date, highlighted by Gendry’s return, a return to prominence for Littlefinger, a huge revelation about Jon’s heritage, and the formation of the Fellowship of the King.
“The Spoils of War” proves itself to be an all-time great Thrones episode with a heartwarming Stark reunion in Winterfell and an absolutely thrilling battle between Lannister and Targaryen.
“The Queen’s Justice” delivers the very first meeting between Ice and Fire and strongly hints at an alliance between the two as Cersei continues to devastate Daenerys’ forces.
“Stormborn” sees Cersei draw first blood as Euron proves himself capable of being the villain of the season, and we draw ever so close to the long awaited meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.
“Dragonstone” expertly balances table setting with character development in a surprisingly normal paced premiere for a shorter season.
“The Winds of Winter” delivers amazing character moments and payoffs that have been years in the making, in what can only be described as the best episode of Game of Thrones ever and a masterful episode of television.
“Battle of the Bastards” pits Ramsay Bolton against Jon Snow in a battle that holds up with the great battles in television and film history, and will go down as one of the best Game of Thrones episodes ever.
“No One” gets dragged down by a confusing and anticlimactic ending to Arya’s story in Braavos in what otherwise could have been a great episode.
“The Broken Man” brings back Sandor Clegane and gives him new purpose as the episode also makes preparations for other story lines’ climaxes.