The Game Of Thrones season finale episode was always going to struggle to entertain and shock to the extent of last week's episode.
In the penultimate episode, a number of the show's key characters were killed off in a shocking Red Wedding massacre.
Fans were horrified when Robb Stark, Catelyn Tully, Talisa ‘Stark’, Robb’s direwolf, Grey Wind and every member of the Stark army were killed off.
The credits rolled to appropriate silence and Game Of Thrones followers struggled to contain their excitement for the final episode.
The season finale - Mhysa - aired last night in America and hits the UK tonight, but it seems US audiences were left a little unsatisfied by the season's end.
The episode saw the Night's Watch finally find out about the White Walker threat beyond The Wall, a revelation made after the Onion Knight Davos Seaworth tells Stannis Baratheon about the fateful message, just after he's condemned to death.
His adviser Melisandre, who is a priestess of the Lord of Light, tells him: "This war of five kings means nothing.
"The true war lies to the north my king. Death marches on the wall only you can stop him."
When the pretender to the Iron Throne decides he wants to kill his most trusted man-at-arms for his treason, Melisandre stops him when she says ominously: "You need him. He has a part to play in the war to come."
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen is embraced as a saviour by the freed people of the slave city of Yunkai, her three dragons flying overhead in celebration.
It becomes clear that the Mother of Dragons will be the key to the land's survival in the wake of the White Walker threat.
Many other loose ends were tied up in the episode, which kicked off in dramatic fashion with the army of Robb Stark slain by torchlight as his headless body was paraded through the streets.
Arya Stark sees her brother dragged in front of the mob, but her captor Sandor Clegane takes her away before she can make a foolish decision.
But she gets her revenge when she slays a group of soldiers boasting about the massacre.
And we did, of course, get to see the Lannister family's reaction to the tragic Red Wedding.
Tyrion Lannister is called to a meeting of the small counsel, when he's given a coded message - and is shocked to learn of its meaning.
Joffrey tells him: "Robb Stark is dead, and his bitch mother. Write back to Lord Frey, thank him for his service and command him to send Robb Stark's head.
"I'm going to serve it to Sansa at my wedding feast."
The cruel ruler is deadly serious and tells Tyrion he could have his tongue when he threatens him.
Other storylines include Jon Snow managing to make it back, but not before he's shot in the back by his former lover Ygritte.
And it seems long-suffering Theon Greyjoy could be rescued from torture when his sister Yara vows to save him after the family receive a part of his body in a box.
She tells her father: "I'm going to pick the fastest ship in our fleet. I'm going to choose the 50 best killers on the Iron Islands. I'm going to sail up the narrow sea all the way to the weeping water.
"I'm going to march on the Dreadfort I'm going to find my little brother and I'm going to bring him home."
It may not have been as dramatic as the previous week, but the season finale has left us gagging for series four!
Though the episode was praised by critics, it received mixed reactions from fans on Twitter.
One wrote: "Is this season finale? This is a sorta slow episode. After last week, I need it to be going down on Game of Thrones!!"
And another said: "@GameOfThrones What kind of season finale was that?!?! So disappointed."