After watching the last few episodes of “Game Of Thrones,” I reached out to other friends who had watched it so that we could commiserate. But I couldn’t really say much other than just emojis.
My friends didn’t miss a beat, and knew exactly what I meant. I realized that I could sum up many of the show’s shocking episodes with emojis. So, I thought I’d revisit some of the most iconic, memorable, or downright WTF-able episodes of the show. Of course, it should go without saying, but spoilers are coming.
Originally aired May 22, 2011
It was a big episode for the Targaryen siblings. Dany ate a horse's heart! Viserys finally got his golden crown!
Originally aired June 12, 2011
Ned loses his head.
Originally aired May 27, 2012
The entire episode is dedicated to the Battle of the Blackwater, in which a lot of people and ships are blown up by the green napalm-like "wildfire."
Originally aired June 2, 2013
This is the famed Red Wedding episode.
Originally aired April 13, 2014
Dubbed "The Purple Wedding," we get to see the brief marriage of Margaery and Joffrey.
Originally aired June 1, 2014
Oberyn Martell fights The Mountain on behalf of Tyrion. It does not go well.
Originally aired June 15, 2014
Tyrion strangles Shae and shoots Tywin with a bow and arrow ... while Tywin is sitting on the toilet.
Originally aired June 14, 2015
Jon Snow is killed by other members of the Night’s Watch.
Originally aired May 22, 2016
We learn how Hodor became Hodor.
Originally aired June 19, 2016
Ramsay kills Rickon with an arrow, and then Ramsay becomes dog food.
Originally aired June 26, 2016
Cersei blows up the sept with wildfire and becomes the queen.
Originally aired August 20, 2017
When Daenerys and Jon Snow's raiding party fights the Night King and the White Walkers, the Night King kills Viserion and turns him into a zombie dragon. As one does.
Originally aired May 12, 2019
Daenerys and her army take on King's Landing. But once the battle is seemingly won, Dany and Drogon lay waste to the city and many of its citizens.
Originally aired May 19, 2019
Jon kills Daenerys, Drogon flies off, Bran becomes the king, and the story of the series gets documented in book form as "A Song of Ice and Fire."
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