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BEST EPISODE

Just when we thought it couldn’t get big­ger than the “Bat­tle of The Bas­tards”, sea­son fi­nale “The Winds of Win­ter” (6.10) steps it up an­other gear with Cer­sei’s ex­plo­sive power play.

NIT­PICK

It does some­times feel like char­ac­ters travel around at light­speed, but story ed­i­tor/ writer Bryan Cog­man has an ex­pla­na­tion: “The time­lines of the var­i­ous story threads don’t nec­es­sar­ily match up all the time.”

BEST MO­MENT

Hodor’s “Hold The Door” death (6.05) isn’t just an in­stant in­ter­net meme – it’s ut­terly heart­break­ing, all the more tragic be­cause the gen­tle gi­ant’s demise was al­ways his des­tiny.

BEST MO­MENT 2

or for pure po­etic jus­tice, it has to be Ram­say Snow’s death by hounds – and Sansa’s lit­tle grin af­ter let­ting the dogs out (6.09).

FI­NALLY!

“Win­ter is com­ing!” Ned promised back in 2011, and here it is at last. Maybe the Met of­fice should con­sider us­ing white ravens on TV?

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