THE Night King is now a dragon rider, and the future of Westeros hangs in the balance after today's season seven finale of Game of Thrones.
As fans predicted after last week's dramatic episode, the Night King used his resurrected dragon to create a hole in the ice wall to allow his army of the dead to march south.
And the great houses of Westeros seem woefully under-prepared for the fight.
Tyrion Lannister's plan to strike a truce between his sister Cersei and his Queen Daenerys Targaryen appeared to be successful after the wight Daenerys and Jon Snow had sacrificed so much to get managed to scare the pants off everyone.
But as she later revealed to her brother Jaime, Cersei's promise to send her troops north to help in the 'great war' was just empty words.
It was the final nail in the coffin of the incestuous siblings' relationship, with Jaime declaring he would not go back on his word. He was seen riding north just as snow began to fall on the capital.
Two siblings who are doing much better after today's episode are Sansa and Arya Stark. While much of this season had been building tension between the two long-lost sisters, thanks to the meddling of Littlefinger, it was finally revealed they are stronger than ever.
In a masterstroke, Sansa successfully ambushed Littlefinger, accusing him of a myriad of past crimes before Arya dispatched him with lethal efficiency.
The show's creators finally confirmed in words what fans have long known - that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark's bastard but in fact the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Bran Stark is last seen telling Samwell Tarly that Jon needs to know the truth about himself - something that may make things awkward considering he and Daenerys (his aunt) finally gave in to their feelings for each other.
Fans will have to wait more than a year, though, to see that in the eighth and final season.
Here are the key scenes from today's season final, The Dragon and the Wolf:
The much-anticipated meeting of some of the series' biggest names, the stories we've followed since the first season, was one of the early, major highlights of the seventh season finale.
While it allowed for the first meeting of some - Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryean and Cersei Lannister the most obvious - it also paved the way for several reunions we never expected to see again.
Tyrion and Poderick Payne. The Hound and Brienne. Tyrion and Bronn. Sandor and Gregor Clegane. Theon and Euron Greyjoy. Jorah Mormont and King's Landing. Brienne and Jaime.
While the Mother of Dragons is small in physical stature, her arrival aboard Drogon certainly speaks volumes.
As expected, bickering over power and position starts one of the largest gatherings of primary characters this season.
But that conversation quickly changes when the Hound delivers the package.
The package, the wight Jon Snow, Jorah, the Hound and company captured in the penultimate episode, is a game-changer.
Its presence swings the majority of attendees - Euron checked out immediately. Once learning they can't swim, he left to return to the Iron Islands but not before extending another offer to Daenerys.
But it wasn't quite as clear cut.
Cersei demanded Jon not swear an allegiance to either she or Dany, and the Stark bastard's admission of already swearing allegiance to Daenerys tipped the Queen over the edge.
She left, the deal off, and it was left to Tyrion to salvage what he could.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage provided one of the best exchanges in the series.
Their characters, Cersei and Tyrion Lannister, despise each other (Cersei seemingly more than the dwarf). Cersei blames Tyrion for the deaths of her three children and father Tywin, the latter of which the dwarf freely admits was him.
It was the verbal duel three seasons in the making, and it didn't disappoint due to Headey and Dinklage's command.
Story-wise, it was a tense stand-off.
Tyrion challenged Cersei to have him killed, and by doing so retook control of negotiation.
He learned of her motivation behind her decisions and used that to his advantage.
It was a huge moment in terms of the Tyrion's development.
He found his choices and wisdom questioned by Daenerys in recent weeks, which led to her completely disregarding her counsel.
But this moment, in which he not only salvaged the meeting but secured Cersei's support in a battle against the undead army, has restored his reputation.
The mind games
Littlefinger's plan is taking more shape.
Sansa and Arya's reunion started on the right foot, but the sisters have been increasingly pushed apart in the weeks since.
Some of that is due to their differences.
Sansa, who has always been a prim, proper woman. She has aspired to be a Queen, and has been through more hell through her time at King's Landing and then with the sick and twisted Ramsay Bolton than she could have ever wished.
Arya was the total opposite.
She, with the blessing of her father, learned how to brandish and use weapons as a girl, and has evolved into a deadly assassin in the time since.
Petyr Baelish saw a different relationship.
He has seemingly played the sisters against each other, using his adept skill with mind games and possibly planting evidence to drive them further apart.
His plan seemingly works, as Sansa brings Arya before the Great Hall.
She delves into the charges which are seemingly against Arya, but, in a moment of which fans have waited for years, turns to Baelish.
It is a masterful sequence, as Littlefinger gets his comeuppance for more than seven seasons' worth of treachery.
As he protested his innocence, Stark siblings Sansa, Arya and Bran worked together to undo his proclamations. They revealed the truths, from his dealings with Ned Stark, to the murder of Jon Arryn (which triggered Robert Baratheon's request for Ned Stark to be his Hand in the first-ever episode).
While the sequence was slow and deliberate, his demise was anything but. Arya, with the blade Littlefinger previously said belonged to Tyrion (which was used in an attempt on Bran's life), dealt a swift and powerful blow to end Aidan Gillen's character.
"The rebellion is built on a lie".
It's taken more than 20 years of novels and seven series, but the popular theory behind Jon Snow's identity was finally revealed.
The reunion of Bran Stark, the Three-Eyed Raven, and the returning Samwell Tarly, put the finally pieces of the much-hyped puzzle together.
Bran led, saying Jon was not Ned's son but Rhaegar Targaryen, making his surname Sand.
But Sam, who has spent much of his time at the Citadel learning of Westerosi history and studying texts, revealed Lyanna Stark's marriage was annulled and she was remarried.
At Sam's behest, Bran goes back in time to witness the marriage of Rhaeger and Lyanna.
Jon Snow isn't a bastard at all: he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
During that reveal, we see Jon and Daenerys together romantically for the first time.
Beric Dondarion and Tormund are atop the wall, keeping watch to the north.
The undead army arrives, hundreds of thousands of wights and white walkers, who hold a position some distance from the wall.
A sound, which Tormund instantly recognises, spells trouble.
They flee as the Night King rides a resurrected Viserion.
Now breathing a blue flame, Viserion destroys a large section of the Wall, which crumbles almost instantly.
The undead army, with numbers in the hundreds of thousands, marches without a worry south of the Wall as the Night King and Viserion ride ahead.
Of course, that's where the season ends.
We're left to wait at least 12 months to theorise what happens next as the series approaches its final season. Who lives until the end? Who will meet an early end? Who will sit on the Iron Throne come the end of the story?
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