The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
7. The Battle at the Cave of the Three-Eyed Raven
Episode: Season 6, Episode 5, “The Door”
Not only is this another thrilling glimpse at the White Walker army, it’s also an incredibly emotional battle. We learn, finally, why Hodor (Kristian Nairn) can only say his name, which is really the metamorphosized version of “hold the door.” This is the order given to him at this battle as he tries to protect Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead) from an army of wights sent to destroy the boy that is the new Three-Eyed Raven. His door-holding as the rest frantically escape from the cave leads to his death and the most heartbreaking reveal of all time that this event, manipulated by Bran’s Warg powers, changed his life from childhood onward.