In truth, Game of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon feels more like a comma than a full stop. It’s a huge step up from the previous episode in terms of story progression and payoff, but some players may be left feeling disappointed that it unfolds more like the end of a chapter in an ongoing story than the final page. The source material is both a blessing and a curse – the television show is well known for ending its seasons with more questions than it provides answers and The Ice Dragon is no different. Hopefully there will be a second season to address these issues and provide further payoff further down the line, rather than this truly being the end. Regardless, this is an exciting season finale that drives home the point: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.