Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Ranks Among The Series’ Best Episodes (Photos)

Jeremy Fuster
Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Ranks Among The Series’ Best Episodes (Photos)

Something big has to be coming as season 6 of “Game of Thrones” comes to an end. HBO is so tight-lipped about this year’s final two episodes that it isn’t even releasing its usual cryptic episode summaries. The closing episodes of each “GoT” season have proven to be game changers, from episode-long battles to huge deaths. These are the 12 episodes that “Battle of the Bastards” must top.

12.) “Mhysa” — Following the shock of the Red Wedding, this episode was bound to be a letdown. The highlight of the season 3 finale was Daenerys being worshiped by the liberated slaves. It was a small respite from the parade of tragedy, but fans were more satisfied by seeing Arya slaughter Frey soldiers who desecrated Robb’s corpse.

11.) “Valar Morghulis” — The season 2 finale was also a little underwhelming, too, considering it mostly dealt with the fallout from the Battle of Blackwater. On the other hand, this episode left us with a giant cliffhanger beyond the Wall, as Jon was taken away by the wildlings and the White Walkers unleashed their first major attack on the Night’s Watch.

10.) “The Dance of Dragons” — This episode from the series’ most controversial season got intense backlash when the show deviated from the books by having Stannis sacrifice his young daughter to appease the Lord of Light. On a more positive note, the fight in Daznak’s Pit dazzled fans when Drogon made a grand entrance to save Daenerys from the Sons of the Harpy.

9.) “The Children” — A lot happened in this episode. The season 4 finale saw Bran finally reach the Three-Eyed Raven (which, in retrospect, some fans might wish had not happened). Meanwhile, Brienne and The Hound engaged in one of the best swordfights in the history of the show, and thanks to Tyrion, we discovered that there is no truth to the rumor that Tywin Lannister poops gold.

8.) “Watchers On The Wall” — Many fans expect “Battle of the Bastards” to have a format similar to this episode, which eschewed the usual jumps between stories to focus on an hour-long battle between the Night’s Watch and Mance Rayder’s wildling army. This is one of