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 Old Gods and the New' (Season 2, Episode 6)
Jack Gleeson in 'Game of Thrones.' Paul Schiraldi/HBO14/25

14. 'The Old Gods and the New' (Season 2, Episode 6)

There's a riot goin' on. When King Joffrey's arrogance ignites an angry crowd in the streets, the mighty Hound goes on a killing spree to rescue Sansa from sexual assault, while uncle Tyrion slaps the shit out of his royal nephew for almost singlehandedly ending the Baratheon dynasty. The grounds of Winterfell, meanwhile, get just as bloody when its turncloak conqueror Theon Greyjoy finds himself forced to execute an old friend. Composer Ramin Djawadi's aching strings, along with Alfie Allen and Isaac Hempstead-Wright's gut-wrenching performances, combine for a deadly, devastating scene.

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