That's how you do a finale.
I'm of the opinion that season 6 — asides from a few terrible episodes, mostly consisting of Tyrion Lannister sitting around drinking and telling shit jokes — has been the best one yet. It's moved at a tremendous pace, it's had memorable scenes, and you can really feel the momentum pushing towards some sort of conclusion. I'm loving it.
Reaction seems to have been mixed. It's been a tough one, I suspect, for fans of the books. Especially with plot lines being all over the shop in terms of timelines and whatnot. Also: for the first time readers have had to be wary of spoilers.
Anyway, to last night's episode. As a friend of mine tweeted, it was sort of like watching a high level game of Civilization play out in real time. Factions are aligning. Things are happening.
Next season could (and should) be wild.
What were your thoughts?