Because we have to wait a year for new “Game of Thrones” episodes, I decided to rewatch all the old episodes. I’m going to create a series of top fives, where I will share with you the most epic moments in every season. This week, season 2.
5. Jon Snow meets Ygritte
Jon Snow encounters Wildlings and loses his group of Night’s Watch men. Finding out one of the Wildlings is a woman, he decides to behead her. Jon Snow wouldn’t be Jon Snow is his heart spoke. He can’t kill her and he takes her, Ygritte, as his prisoner.
4. Jaime’s Great Escape
Jaime Lannister spent most of the season as a prisoner of war, bound in Robb Stark’s stockade. Then, Jaime found himself in the company of his distant cousin, Alton Lannister. They have a chat, where Alton reminded Jaime that they had met before and Jaime reminisced about this time spent winning tournament and fighting wars. It’s a long, quiet scene that concludes with Jaime accepting that he’s only good at one thing: killing. He proves this to Alton firsthand by strangling him to death and escaping. Jaime may be a charming, hilariously sarcastic rogue who we love to hate, but he’s also a deeply damaged man.
3. The Wildfire
The entire battle of Blackwater is epic, but this particular moment made the most jaws drop. Vastly outnumbered by Stannis’, Tyrion gambles big and fills an entire ship with the highly flammable Wildfire. This causes a huge explosion and a flash of green light.
2. Tyrion puts Joffrey in His Place
Any scene with Tyrion Lannister could be put on this list and no one would complain. The same goes for King Joffrey, who is one of the most fun-to-hate villains in television history. When a riot breaks out in King’s Landing while Joffrey and his escort are returning to the castle, the entire party suddenly finds themselves in mortal danger. Once they’ve taken cover, Tyrion confronts the king, rightfully blaming him for the riot: “We’ve had vicious kings and we’ve had idiot kings, but I don’t know if we’ve ever been cursed with a vicious idiot king!” The Tyrion gives his nephew one of the most satisfying slaps we’ve ever seen. It’s a fist pumping moment, there is nothing like one of our favorite characters punching our least favorite.
1. Three Blasts
Samwell Tarly and his Night’s Watch buddies are collecting scattered feces to burn for warmth, when they hear the blast from the horn. But then they hear three blasts, that hasn’t been heard for thousands of years. Sam, unable to keep up with his friends, takes refuge behind a boulder and watches an army of walking corpses.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Robb Stark’s Wedding, Cersei Almost Kills Her son, Gendry Learns the Truth About Arya, Fire Breathing Dragons, Jon Snow Snuggles with Ygritte, Daenerys Teaches her Baby Dragon to Breathe Fire, Tywin and Arya, Theon Seals His Fate, The Birth of the Shadow Baby, Sansa and the Hound, The Beheading of Rodrik