Recap / Game of Thrones

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    Season 1 

Season One (April 17th, 2011 through June 19th, 2011)
First Ranger Benjen Stark: Direwolves south of the Wall, talk of the walkers, and my brother might be the next hand of the king. Winter is coming.
Lord Eddard Stark: Winter is coming...

The first season of Game of Thrones is based off Book One of the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. The book title, A Game of Thrones, is being used as the overarcing title for the whole TV series. The first season consists of ten episodes, written by the show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as Jane Espenson, Bryan Cogman and the author of the novels himself, George R.R. Martin (who wrote episode #8, "The Pointy End").

  1. Winter Is Coming
  2. The Kingsroad
  3. Lord Snow
  4. Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things
  5. The Wolf and the Lion
  6. A Golden Crown
  7. You Win or You Dienote 
  8. The Pointy End
  9. Baelornote 
  10. Fire and Blood

    Season 2 

Season Two (April 1st, 2012 through June 3rd, 2012)
Ser Jaime Lannister: Three victories don't make you a conqueror.
King Robb Stark: It's better than three defeats.

The series was renewed for a second season only a few days after the premiere of the first episode. The season is based off of Book Two, A Clash of Kings. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss continued to write most of the episodes, with George R.R. Martin writing one episode as well (#9, entitled "Blackwater"). There are ten episodes.

  1. The North Remembers
  2. The Night Lands
  3. What is Dead May Never Dienote 
  4. Garden of Bonesnote 
  5. The Ghost of Harrenhalnote 
  6. The Old Gods and the Newnote 
  7. A Man Without Honornote 
  8. The Prince of Winterfell
  9. Blackwaternote 
  10. Valar Morghulisnote 

    Season 3 

Season Three (March 31st, 2013 through June 9th, 2013)
Tyrion Lannister: How long does it go on?
Cersei Lannister: Until we've dealt with all our enemies.

The show's ratings actually improved in season two, so that a third ten episode season was quickly green-lit. As the third book, A Storm of Swords is too long to properly fit into that time (having a similar word count to the entirety of The Lord of the Rings), and the ambitious scope of the series precludes making more within a year, Season Three does not contain the entirety of the third book. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair." Though it should be noted that the writing credits for this season aren't exactly accurate, as many scenes got swapped between episodes.

  1. Valar Dohaeris
  2. Dark Wings, Dark Words
  3. Walk of Punishmentnote 
  4. And Now His Watch Is Endednote 
  5. Kissed By Fire
  6. The Climb
  7. The Bear and the Maiden Fairnote 
  8. Second Sons
  9. The Rains of Castamerenote 
  10. Mhysanote 

    Season 4 

Season Four (April 6th, 2014 through June 15th, 2014)
"The Starks have always ruled the North. If they're alive, the North will rally to their side."
Ramsay Snow

The ratings exploded in season three, setting a new record with almost every episode, so naturally a fourth season was quickly approved. It covers roughly the last third of A Storm of Swords, and also adapts some elements of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, which take place simultaneously. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #2, "The Lion and the Rose."

  1. Two Swordsnote 
  2. The Lion and the Rosenote 
  3. Breaker of Chainsnote 
  4. Oathkeepernote 
  5. First of His Name
  6. The Laws of Gods and Men
  7. Mockingbirdnote 
  8. The Mountain and the Viper
  9. The Watchers on the Wall
  10. The Childrennote 

    Season 5 

Season Five (April 12, 2015 through June 14, 2015)
"There's no justice in this world. Not unless we make it."
Lord Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish

Season Five adapts A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, consolidating the events into one linear narrative instead of separating the story by location as the books did. Beginning this season, however, the series also begins to move beyond the source material, featuring events that (at time of broadcast) had yet to occur within the books, and in several cases story arcs belonging to characters not featured in the TV series are reassigned to established TV characters.

  1. The Wars to Come
  2. The House of Black and Whitenote 
  3. High Sparrownote 
  4. The Sons of the Harpynote 
  5. Kill the Boynote 
  6. Unbowed, Unbent, Unbrokennote 
  7. The Giftnote 
  8. Hardhomenote 
  9. The Dance of Dragonsnote 
  10. Mother's Mercynote 

    Season 6 

Season Six (April 24, 2016 through June 26, 2016)
"Are you afraid? ... Good. You're in the great game now. And the great game is terrifying."
Tyrion Lannister

Season Six adapts some content from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, as well as the not-yet-released The Winds of Winter, but largely consists of original content.

  1. The Red Womannote 
  2. Homenote 
  3. Oathbreakernote 
  4. Book of the Strangernote 
  5. The Doornote 
  6. Blood of My Bloodnote 
  7. The Broken Mannote 
  8. No Onenote 
  9. Battle of the Bastardsnote 
  10. The Winds of Winternote