If there’s anything “Game of Thrones” can do, it shocks audiences.
The epic series of fantasy, drama and tragedy, from the start, crafted extremely complex characters who participated in well-constructed arcs and with constant twists, placing them now as heroes, now as villains – not to mention parallel plots that actively participated in the dynamism and the succession of events in production.
To celebrate the work’s imminent tenth anniversary, CinePOP has prepared several special articles. The second covers the ten most shocking moments in “GoT”, from surprising events to unacceptable deaths.
Check out our picks (and beware of spoilers):
12. CERSEI AND THE MARCH OF SHAME
Episode 05 × 10: Mother’s Mercy
In the fifth season finale, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) reveals that she committed adultery, but denies committing incest or participating in the death of King Robert. In order to return to Porto Real, Alto Pardal (Jonathan Pryce) forces him to perform the Walk of Shame, one of the series’ most agonizing scenes – in which the ruthless character shows his vulnerability for six torturous minutes, humiliated by people.
11. DAENERYS FACING THE KHALS
Episode 06 × 04: The Stranger’s Book
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) had already won over audiences by emerging from the flames of her late husband’s pyre with three newborn dragons – but her maximum power would be shown in “Book of the Stranger”. The fourth episode of the 6th season brings her face to face with the Khals, burns them inside the coven itself, and earns the loyalty of her subjects.
10. I LOVE A HAPPY HAND
Episode 03 × 03: Punishment Walk
In the Riverlands, Jaime convinces Locke (Noah Taylor) that the father of warrior Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) is extremely wealthy, preventing his men from raping her. Jaime then promises that he will make up for it with jewelry and gold if he comes back alive – but Locke, deceiving him, pulls him free and pulls a knife out of his pocket to cut off Jaime’s sword hand.
9. ARYA KILLS THE KING OF THE NIGHT
Episode 08 × 03: The Long Night
Despite the ups and downs of Season 8, “The Long Night” has emerged as one of the show’s main episodes – and contains one of the production’s most shocking scenes. During the battle against the Night King, in which all seemed lost, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) united all the arduous practice to become a Person and assassinate the episode’s main executioner, killing him with one blow. knife.
8. DAENERYS BURNS PORTO REAL
Episode 08 × 05: The Bells
In the fifth episode of season 8, Cersei, realizing that she was about to lose the battle against Daenerys and her huge army, rang the bells of Porto Real by surrendering and calling for mercy. What was our surprise (or not so much) when Khaleesi took flight on his dragon and destroyed every square inch of the city, setting anyone in their path ablaze.
7. JOFFREY POISONED DEATH
Episode 04 × 02: The Lion and the Rose
After the tragic end of season three, “Game of Thrones” fans witnessed one of the show’s most joyful and fulfilling moments with the death of psychotic King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). In “The Lion and the Rose”, the character inadvertently takes a powerful poison that causes him to choke to death, dying in the arms of his own mother, Cersei.
6. DEATH OF RAMSAY
Episode 06 × 09: Battle of the Bastards
Besides Joffrey, another very satisfying death for the public was that of Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). The psychotic character, who constantly tortured young Theon (Alfie Owen-Allen), found his end in the hands of Sansa (Sophie Turner), who took him hostage and gave him food for hungry wild dogs. .
5. THE BRAN IS PUSHED FROM THE TOWER
Episode 01 × 01: Winter is Coming
From the first episode, “ Game of Thrones ” has already shown that it won’t be just any fantasy series: at the end of the pilot, young Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) surprises Cersei and Jaime in an incestuous sexual act and, in response, is pushed by Coster-Waldau’s character from the top of a tower – falling into a coma and becoming paralyzed.
4. THE GREAT EXPLOSION OF SEPTO
Episode 06 × 10: The Winds of Winter
With just one gesture, Cersei Lannister managed to destroy all her enemies and those who had humiliated her: “The Winds of Winter”, the final episode of the sixth season, was met with universal success by critics and, at this day is considered one of the best episodes of all time. The reason? An extremely well executed plan that resulted in the cathartic explosion of the Big Seven of Baelor.
3. STANNIS BURNS HIS OWN DAUGHTER
Episode 05 × 09: Dance of the Dragons
The religious madness of Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) reaches catastrophic and overwhelming proportions with “The Dance of Dragons”, ninth episode of season 5. Here, in sacrifice to the Lord of Light and nourished by the promises of the dangerous and enveloping Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis burns his own daughter, Shireen (Kerry Ingram), on an altar.
2. THE NED STARK EXECUTION
Episode 01 × 09: Baelor
“Game of Thrones” showed that he would have no qualms about sacrificing the most beloved characters in the ninth episode of the first season, “Baelor”. Here, after confessing his betrayal, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was sentenced to death by beheading at the behest of King Joffrey.
1. THE RED WEDDING
Episode 03 × 09: The Rains of Castamere
Fittingly, at the top of our list, Red Wedding went down in history as one of the most shocking and agonizing chapters in television history. The sequel, incorporated into the episode “The Rains of Castamere”, promotes an unprecedented massacre at the behest of Walder Frey (David Bradley), bringing a brutal resolution to characters like Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin) and Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley).
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