Major spoilers for the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones to follow. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here who have yet to watch "The Winds of Winter."
Last week's Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards," was one of the most thrilling hours in the series' history, full of large-scale action and bloody fun payoff. How would showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wrap up Season 6 with even half as much fire? By blowing up the story from the inside -- courtesy of the worst kept secret in King's Landing.
"The Winds of Winter," the longest Thrones episode to date, pulled the trigger on the telescoped explosion of King Aerys II Targaryen's secret stash of wildfire -- and that was just the first 10 minutes. Nearly every scene in this satisfying hour-plus provided some twist or turn that shook the very foundations of George R.R. Martin's world. Here are the moments that'll keep our imaginations racing over the long, cruel months until Season 7 arrives.