25 Best 'Game of Thrones' Episodes – Updated

From Blackwater to the Battle of the Bastards, we count down the HBO fantasy epic's most memorable hours

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'Kissed by Fire' (Season 3, Episode 5)
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4. 'Kissed by Fire' (Season 3, Episode 5)

The perfect Game? Without a shocking death or spectacular battle, this Season Three deep cut might get overlooked – which would be a crime against the old gods and the new. Three star-crossed couples provided the high points: Arya begged her older friend/crush Gendry to stay with her, plaintively telling him "You could be my family"; arrogant Jaime Lannister let his guard (and clothes) down while bathing with his frenemy Brienne, revealing the secret of how he killed a king to save a city; and the red-headed, hot-blooded wildling Ygritte seducing Jon Snow with powerfully sexy directness. "I want you to see me," she says. "All of me." A jewel in the crown, this one.

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