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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'Mockingbird' (Season 4, Episode 7)
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24. 'Mockingbird' (Season 4, Episode 7)

Melisandre bathing au naturel, Daenerys ordering the sexy sellsword Daario Naharis to strip on command: There's hot stuff aplenty in this one, if that's what you're after. But "Mockingbird" is memorable for what children say rather than what grown-ups show. Arya Stark delivers the series' most nihilistic line, about the big nothing that awaits us after death: "Nothing isn't better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing." But her old friend Hot Pie unintentionally utters an optimistic alternative when holding forth about the importance of condiments: "You cannot give up on the gravy." Hope, the episode argues, goes well with any dish.

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