Game of Thrones gave viewers an explosive (yep) season finale that both met and exceeded audience expectations with “The Winds of Winter.”
It also set up a violent confrontation between several factions. It's all about “fire, fire!”
WARNING: SPOILERS FROM BOTH THE HBO SERIES AND BOOK REFERENCES FOLLOW!
First, let's pause for a moment to enjoy Cersei's now-infamous wildfire moment set to Frozen's “Let it Go.”
That is somehow perfect, and wildfire isn't a weapon to be trifled with.
As we saw in the season 6 finale, and again in the video above, Cersei has access to wildfire and is willing to use it. She's also lost the final vestiges of her humanity with the death of her last living child, Tommen.
She has taken the Iron Throne and looks set to be a mad, ruthless queen. Meanwhile, Jon Snow — who the show has confirmed is the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark — is the King in the North and will likely be rallying support for the coming of the Night's King from beyond the wall.