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21 ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes you should watch before Season 8 premieres

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It’s not too late to get caught up…

By Kara Harris

PHOENIX – Can you believe Game of Thrones returns for its final season in just four days?! 

The only downside to the countdown is that it’s NOT enough time to binge the whole series if you’re looking for a refresher or to get into the show. On a side note, if you haven’t seen the show, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? 

Thankfully for people in both of those categories, Game of Thrones executive producer and writer Bryan Cogman has released the ultimate episode guide to the series.

Cogman’s list condenses all 67 episodes to a total of 21 must-watch episodes.

Here’s the list:

  • Season 1: E1, E2, E9 & E10
  • Season 2: E3, E6 & E9
  • Season 3: E3, E4, E5 & E9
  • Season 4: E6, E8 & E10
  • Season 5: E8
  • Season 6: E5, E9 & E10
  • Season 7: E3, E4 & E7

The reaction to the so-called “Cheat List” has been mixed among Game of Thrones fans.

Some believe the list gives unloyal fans a fastpass, while others are pumped to refresh their memory.

Those left wanting a more detailed explanation of the list can read Cogman’s Entertainment Weekly article. 

Episode one of Season 8 will air Sunday at 6 p.m. (Arizona time). I never thought I’d be saying that. It’s finally here, guys! CW6 KASW

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