They killed us. And then we revived ourselves to die all over again everyday until the next season asking just one question, “Is Jon Snow actually dead?” We are right now at a stage, which feels very special in the world of this humongous fantasy. The book and series are on a same level. Now whatever we are going, will move at two different paces and directions. Even though, as the book lover, this is irksome at places when many important subplots are left out and the series is just pushed too fast but there is a strange type of enjoyment where you are getting almost new stories in the same land with the same beloved/hated characters. The last episode was truly a ride, with a bump here and there, but the end result was inevitably like it should be, leaving us dazed, and we have a body count to consider this time. The finale was very fulfilling to watch with the painful cliffhangers, some of it was expected while the others were surprising. The directors did not give us any dragging plotlines, instead we were at the edges of our seats with the constant blows of finality of the consequences each character faced because of their actions. This episode felt exactly like reading the 5th book, ‘A Dance with Dragons’ with the last few chapters giving us cliffhangers of each individual story back to back. The episode started with Stannis, ironically showing the end of his rule and the death of the pure Baratheon lineage of supposedly the chosen one to rule the kingdom. Brienne’s finally got her revenge, which was a formally merciful act to this long fallen king, with his last word being the only characteristic redemption he might ever get. Wielding the Valaryan steel, she is one of the few characters who announced the execution respectfully. Stannis’ beheading was not shown, is this actually the end of his story? With the Bolton army gone Sansa finally gets her chance at getting help but is countered by Myranda the menacing girlfriend with Reek. But Sansa, have no fear, Theon is finally here! He finally takes the right side as he throws off Myranda from the platform, just in time as the army marches back and they decide to jump. The two tortured souls, hand in hand, in the spur of the moment, finally choosing their side. Hopefully, the snow broke their fall. Where did Sansa get those nifty lock picking skills? Wonder how Ramsay with react to the news of his dead girlfriend and missing wife? The painstakingly slow and almost useless story of Dorne comes to an end with Jamie and Bronn finally leaving for King’s Landing and another innocent daughter looses her life to the conflicts of the kingdom. The second child of Cersei to die unoriginally by poisoning. Why did the series have to acquaint us with the character throughout this season just to kill her off in the same season ultimately? Was that weird flirting scene between Bronn and the Sand girl really necessary? The mother of the deceased on the other hand deals with her own set of sufferings. Cersei decides to confess, well, some of the sins, which she should atone for. Hence, the much awaited ‘walk of shame’. Stripped bare of all her dignity, we see a brilliant performance of a Queen, who, for her children is ready to face any obstacle and so she does. You are secretly rooting for her to kick some ass now, aren’t you ? Isn’t Qbryn a nice person, even though he is a bit twisted himself? Is it just me or does the new addition to King’s Guard, resurrected Mountain look like an ancient version of Bane from the old Batman and Robin movie? The finale also rewards us with one of the best scenes of this season with all the Dany supporter in one room deciding the course of action and maybe one of the most sensible conversation so far as well, which concludes to the Imp Lannister left to watch the throne and the Master of Spys conveniently appearing to help him out. A rare sight in history as Sir Friendzoned (Jorah) and Sir Boyfriend (Daario Naharis) walk hand in hand to look for the love of their lives and her not so well dragon, while the Queen herself is caught up in the sea of Dothrakis and no one knows how the Khaleesi will handle this situation. Or, will she even be allowed to handle this situation? Even though, the directors decided to quicken the pace of the story, wouldn’t putting Dany in the Dothraki territory, slow down and affect the whole plot? Meanwhile, on the other side, one name from Arya’s list gets cut off as she slices off Meryn Trant’s neck slowly and painfully while monologuing like a boss. This too was a short-lived victory just like every other when she is tricked in a face off (literally) and her eye sight taken from her which was seen fit by the God of Many Faces. How will Arya fulfill her destiny of being an assassin for the God of Many Faces and be the badass in Westros like everyone wants her to be? It looks like the Stark siblings’ sufferings won’t end very soon as another one is betrayed by his own brothers out of fear, insecurity and dislike. I still don’t realize why he supported Olly even though he had MURDER! scrawled all over his face almost half the season, you seriously know nothing Jon Snow. And Jon Snow’s lifeless dead body is all we are left to stare at till the end credits. Brutal much? Isn’t the Red Priestess nearby? Isn’t she one of the strongest under the God of Light? Where is Ghost when we really need him? Since he has Stark blood in him, can he warg (ability to transfer their soul into other beings) like Bran? Will Sam ever come to know that his best friend is dead since he left for South? Even if Jon is really dead, does this mean that the Wall has no meaning anymore? Or is Ser Alliser going to strategize the war with the White Walkers and be the savior of Westros? *which would be something* So many questions, so few answers and we’ll get to know more only after the online release of selective chapters will take place. And the later crediting bills of the HBO series. Valar morghulis in real sense.