9. The Kiss of Death (Season 7, Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice”)
Revenge is a central theme to Game of Thrones, a theme often explored through the futility of it. When Cersei (Lena Headey) visits the imprisoned Ellaria (Indira Varma) and Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) in their cell, the entire tragedy of revenge comes together in a haunting, stunningly acted sequence. Ramin Djawadi’s somber notes echo throughout the background as the viewer realizes just how cyclical the nature of revenge is, how far it goes, and how much tragedy it continues to lay without flinching.
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