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GoT writer reveals the 21 episodes you should rewatch before season eight

If you don’t have time to catch up on all seven seasons

You're probably well aware Game of Thrones season eight is HERE. So this means the next week or so is going to consist of as much cramming of season one to seven as possible, in a desperate attempt to recap. Or you might have completely missed the GoT obsession, and now have horrendous fomo – and want to watch as much as you can to get back in the loop. To be honest, don't waste your time – because here is a condensed list of Game of Thrones episodes you should watch so you're ready for the big day, curtsey of the show's writer.

Season one to eight is 67 episodes long, which is a lot of hours to desperately squeeze, so how does 21 sound instead? Doable, right? Bryan Cogman is a writer and co-executive producer on the show – along with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he has picked his 21 favourite Game of Thrones episodes he thinks you need to rewatch before season eight.

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These are the key Game of Thrones episodes you need to rewatch:

Winter is Coming & The Kingsroad (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2)

Baelor (Season 1, Episode 9)

Fire and Blood (Season 1, Episode 10)

What is Dead May Never Die (Season 2, Episode 3)

The Old Gods and the New (Season 2, Episode 6)

Blackwater (Season 2, Episode 9)

Walk of Punishment (Season 3, Episode 3)

And Now His Watch is Ended (Season 3, Episode 4)

Kissed By Fire (Season 3, Episode 5)

The Rains of Castamere (Season 3, Episode 9)

The Laws of Gods and Men (Season 4, Episode 6)

The Mountain and the Viper (Season 4, Episode 8)

The Children (Season 4, Episode 10)

Hardhome (Season 5, Episode 8)

The Door (Season 6, Episode 5)

Battle of the Bastards (Season 6, Episode 9)

The Winds of Winter (Season 6, Episode 10)

The Queen's Justice (Season 7, Episode 3)

The Spoils of War (Season 7, Episode 4)

The Dragon and the Wolf (Season 7, Episode 7)

If you're even shorter with time, Den of Geek has made an eight-episode list, those picks are:

Baelor (Season 1, Episode 9)

The Rains Of Castamere (Season 3, Episode 9)

The Lion And The Rose (Season 4, Episode 2)

Hardhome (Season 5, Episode 8)

The Door (Season 6, Episode 5)

The Winds Of Winter (Season 6, Episode 10)

Beyond The Wall (Season 7, Episode 6)

The Dragon And The Wolf (Season 7, Episode 7)

Happy binging, and you're welcome x

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