The white raven has arrived, winter is here, and now the long night begins.
With The Winds of Winter, another season of Game of Thrones was brought to a close, this time in brutal, beautiful fashion, and we embark on another torturous nine month wait before Season 7.
While the finale of Game of Thrones is generally reserved for a bit of cleaning up after the chaos of episode 9, and re-assembling the pieces on the board, this one was rather different. Yes, it concluded a number of storylines that had been building throughout Season 6, and left things in a tantalising place ahead of next year, but it wasn't so much interested in resetting the board as it was burning it to ash.
Cersei unleashed wildfire and took the Iron Throne, R+L=J was confirmed, Arya killed Walder Frey, and Daenerys finally sailed for Westeros. Hell, there were so many huge, incredible moments that Jon being crowned King in the North was only about the 5th best.
With a number of story arcs concluding, and a lot packed into the extended episode, there were - as has been the case so often this year - a number of Easter eggs and other hidden details within The Winds of Winter.
Part of Bran's vision came true, meaning he can indeed see the future, Tyrion committed to Dany, echoing the words of Jorah, and all of these were in there as well.