There are 60 episodes in six seasons of Game Of Thrones. S7 has only seven episodes, but these seven are reported to have a lot more things going on and moves at a much quicker pace.
Recently, we had the opportunity to speak to some of the series’ actors in London. We asked three of them to name their favourite episodes in all the seasons so far. Here’s what they said:
John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
“Despite all the grandstanding, some of the record breaking sequences, my favourite episode is still Ep.9, S1 (titled Baelor) with the Ned Stark beheading. That was the moment when the world saw that this show is different.
“There are certain rules that are applied on TV, film and stage plays as well, where no matter how confusing it gets, you have one character that says, ‘Take my hand and I will lead you through all this’, the moral centre of the show.
“You think you have that (with) Ned Stark as the dependable character who is going to make everything OK … Then by Ep.9, he is gone, and all bets are off. Literally nobody is safe.
“Once you realise that, you get what kind of unpredictable and volatile world this is … That was the turning point where you realise you are not watching a safe and conventional piece of TV. You are watching something more dangerous than that.”
“Battle Of The Bastards (Ep.9, S6) was extraordinary. I also really loved when we did the battle in Blackwater (Ep.9, S2) because for many of the scenes, there wasn’t a lot said. There was brilliant camera- work and brilliant direction.
“And Neil Marshall, who is an old friend of mine, directed that, and he’s never done television before. The result of that, I thought, was just brilliant.
“And then you see the red wedding episode (The Rains Of Castamere, Ep.9, S3). What! It was extraordinary. Generally speaking, there are a couple of episodes per season where you’re gonna go, ‘Does it get any better?’.”
“The episode The Door (Ep.5, S6) is my favourite.
“I am sure I am not alone on this. It just came at you, all at once, from two different places, a very emotional way that was wrenching and the way they told that story, technically, was really surprising.
“Because I felt like I was pulled apart: I was really thrilled at the cinematic process that was happening right there but at the same time being gutted. So for me, it would be that one.”
Game Of Thrones is shown on HBO (Astro Ch 411) every Monday at 9am and 9pm.