11. The Walk of Shame
Season 5, Episode 10: "Mother's Mercy"
"Shame! Shame! Shame!" Instantly infamous and punishingly long, the nude "walk of atonement" Cersei Lannister is forced to endure after entering a partial guilty plea was as shocking as any death the show has served up. Why? On one hand, it's a crystal-clear illustration of the brutal misogyny of Westerosi society, even toward those in a position of privilege. On the other, it humanized the series' greatest villain. If you couldn't feel empathy toward the Queen Mother despite all her crimes as she was harried through the streets, exposed and humiliated courtesy of the High Sparrow, you're watching the wrong show.