The Worst Episodes of Game of Thrones: A Dark Turn for Westeros

Are you a die-hard Game of Thrones fan who can recite every line of dialogue and sing the theme song in their sleep? Well, even the most dedicated fans have to admit that not every episode was a masterpiece. In fact, some of them were downright terrible. So, grab some popcorn and settle in as we take a trip down memory lane to revisit the worst episodes of Game of Thrones. From cringe-worthy dialogue to plot holes big enough to drive a dragon through, these episodes will have you questioning your loyalty to House Stark. So, let’s dive in and relive the moments we wish we could forget.
The Iron Throne

The Iron Throne

Season 8 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2019-05-19

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King’s Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

The Last of the Starks

The Last of the Starks

Season 8 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2019-05-05

In the wake of a costly victory, Jon and Daenerys look to the south as Tyrion eyes a compromise that could save countless lives.

The Bells

The Bells

Season 8 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2019-05-12

Daenerys brings her forces to King’s Landing.

The Long Night

The Long Night

Season 8 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-04-28

The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins. Arya looks to prove her worth as a fighter.

Winterfell

Winterfell

Season 8 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2019-04-14

Arriving at Winterfell, Jon and Daenerys struggle to unite a divided North. Jon Snow gets some big news.

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Season 5 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2015-05-17

Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.

The Red Woman

The Red Woman

Season 6 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2016-04-24

The fate of Jon Snow is revealed. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter once again.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Season 8 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2019-04-21

The battle at Winterfell is approaching. Jaime is confronted with the consequences of the past. A tense interaction between Sansa and Daenerys follows.

The Kingsroad

The Kingsroad

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2011-04-24

While Bran recovers from his fall, Ned takes only his daughters to Kings Landing. Jon Snow goes with his uncle Benjen to The Wall. Tyrion joins them.

Dark Wings, Dark Words

Dark Wings, Dark Words

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2013-04-07

Sansa says too much. Shae asks Tyrion for a favor. Jaime finds a way to pass the time, while Arya encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners.

Blood of My Blood

Blood of My Blood

Season 6 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2016-05-29

An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2011-04-17

Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, is dead. King Robert Baratheon plans to ask his oldest friend, Eddard Stark, to take Jon’s place. Across the sea, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister to a nomadic warlord in exchange for an army.

The Night Lands

The Night Lands

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2012-04-08

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

The Wars to Come

The Wars to Come

Season 5 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2015-04-12

Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings.

The House of Black and White

The House of Black and White

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2015-04-19

Arya arrives in Braavos. Podrick and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Daenerys.

Kill the Boy

Kill the Boy

Season 5 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2015-05-10

Dany makes a difficult decision in Meereen. Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally. Brienne searches for Sansa. Theon remains under Ramsay’s control.

The Broken Man

The Broken Man

Season 6 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2016-06-05

The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.

No One

No One

Season 6 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2016-06-12

While Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request. Tyrion’s plans bear fruit. Arya faces a new test.

Two Swords

Two Swords

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2014-04-06

Tyrion welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome. Dany is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old friend.

Oathkeeper

Oathkeeper

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2014-04-27

Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne with his honor. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor stumble on shelter.