Game of Thrones has been home to many a shocker over its six seasons and counting. So why not celebrate season 7 — which premieres Sunday, July 16 — by looking back at some of them?
As you can see in the intro to the PEN special on the Top 10 Game-Changing Game of Thrones Moments (above), many of these scenes, like season 3’s Red Wedding or Jon Snow coming back to life in season 6, have not only been complete jaw-droppers, but they’ve also made the race for the Iron Throne a lot more interesting.
“For a moment to be truly game-changing, it has to reset the board in some way,” explains TIME TV critic Daniel D’Addario. “Take a player off the board, or change the state of play substantially to put a character really far ahead or really far behind. That’s what a truly game-changing moment is.”
And as the video illustrates, there have been more than 10 big moments throughout the course of the show’s run thus far. “It was extremely hard to narrow down this list,” says Entertainment Weekly: The Show host Lola Ogunnaike. “Something impactful happens every single episode.”
Watch the clip above and see what made the list in the full special, available here or download the free People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) app on your favorite device.
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