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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'The Door' (Season 6, Episode 5)

9. 'The Door' (Season 6, Episode 5)

"Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold the door!" The jaw-dropping, heartbreaking revelation of how Hodor became the duosyllabic gentle giant we knew and love – Bran Stark’s time-travelling consciousness burned this command into his brain as a kid – dominated this horror flick of an episode, directed by Lost veteran Jack Bender. But the episode's numerous emotional reunions – between Sansa and Littlefinger in the North, between Daenerys and Jorah in the East – were each devastating in their own right.

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