Episode nine of a series of Game of Thrones is where the exciting stuff happens, traditionally.
That, to be honest, is going to be a bit of a struggle with season five. It has its detractors, but I think that actually it has showcased the very best of the series yet. The darkness is closing in on all sides, and the story marches along like the White Walkers themselves are snapping at its heels.
Quite what can be pulled out of the hat as a season crowning moment remains to be seen. I, for one, will be very disappointed though if it doesn’t see a whole new crowd swearing off the series entirely.