Winter has officially come (and gone) on Game of Thrones.
The HBO fantasy epic wrapped up its final season with a shocking death, a few more plot twists, and some heart-wrenching goodbyes to fan favorite characters. The end of George R.R. Martin’s beloved series may not have pleased everyone, but it certainly delivered memorable moments on par with previous seasons — moments that have come to define the show and cement its greatness in the annals of television history. We’ll remember the story of Ice and Fire through these moments and the episodes that chronicled them.
Regardless of placement in the unfolding story of the seven kingdoms, this list stands as our definitive ranking of where the best episodes stack up. It also serves up 15 standalone greats that are capable of giving fans a taste of Thrones goodness whenever they need a quick hit. Here are our choices for the best Game of Thrones episodes.
Warning: There are spoilers ahead, and you won’t agree with all our picks (yet we’re pretty sure there are more than a few no-doubters). Let us know where we erred in the comments section.