Do you feel it? The yawning void of empty Sunday nights opening up beneath your feet? That’s the sensation of knowing we have at least ten months before new Game of Thrones episodes air on HBO. Nearly a year of waiting looms with quiet menace, taunting you with unanswered questions.

Questions left behind during the Season Six finale, “The Winds of Winter.” The show is well and truly ahead of the books now, leaving all fans on even ground. What will happen next? Who will be the next unexpected death? What are the power alliances of tomorrow? Above (and below) HitFix asks six questions in honor of the sixth finale of Thrones.

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