With season 4 of “Game of Thrones” starting Sunday, it’s a good time to head back to Westeros and find out which episodes are “Game of Thrones” best.
Using GraphTV, we can see just how popular “Game of Thrones” has been in the last three years (the best episode is almost a perfect 10, while the worst episode is still rated a very high 8.5).
Among the best-reviewed fan episodes, most share two common themes — they had a lot of death and dragons.
6. Season 1, Episode 9: “Baelor”
Synopsis: “Baelor” continues Rob Stark’s attempt to save his prisoner father from the Lannister family. Daenerys goes to great magical lengths to save her beloved Khal Drogo. However, the episode is best remembered for the surprise beheading of season 1′s hero and lead character, Ned Stark.
5. Season 1, Episode 10: “Fire and Blood”
Synopsis: The impact of Ned’s death affects a lot of storylines in the season 1 finale as Rob pushes forward as the new “King of the North” while Jon Snow realizes he’s a true member of the Night’s Watch, a sacred brotherhood in charge of protecting the realm. The episode ends with Daenerys bringing three-fire breathing dragons to life.
4. Season 2, Episode 10: “Valar Morghulis”
Synopsis: In the season 2 finale, Tyrion recovers from battle wounds as his father Tywin becomes the new advisor to the throne, the Hand of the King. Robb secretly marries, Arya receives a special coin from Jaquen H’ghar as he leaves her for the mysterious Braavos, and Daenerys sets off for Westeros after saving her stolen dragons.