Game of Thrones is done and fans will have to wait at least another year for the final season to reach their screens.
In this week's episode a GoT obsessive and a viewer blissfully free of any attachment to the series react to the events of season seven after a two day binge.
What lies behind the appeal of the television series?
Has fantasy fiction gotten darker to draw in a wider audience and what does that mean for the genre?
And with the war of the five kings ended - seeing as the kings are all dead and only women are left in positions of power - how does Game of Thrones treat its women characters?
Can an ice-zombie be an effective villain?
Spoilers for season 7 - we go deep on this episode.