Game of Thrones delivered not only its biggest battle yet, with last week’s episode, “The Spoils of War." It also landed its highest ratings ever. A number of the smaller moments helped to make an engaging episode of television. But it’s hard to deny the sheer power of the climactic confrontation between Daenerys’ forces and the combined might of the Lannisters and Tarlys.
The series has mostly moved past the storytelling of the books.