Another stunning, spectacular season as the power struggle intensifies - complete with new contenders and highly dramatic gory exits.
So many have reviewed, some in splendid detail, I shall merely dwell here on the extras.
The lavishly presented box set is crammed with bonuses. (A full printed list of cast and characters would, though, have been appreciated.) A most helpful fourteen minute feature reminds us of the story so far. (Best, of course, seen before venturing on Episode 1). Interestingly we are introduced to the new faces. Twelve commentaries accompany the ten episodes. All contain fine anecdotes and help to clarify certain storylines. They are at their best when a director or writer is included - an overall view then possible, reducing long silences when only cast members are involved.
The series is gripping all the way through, right from surely the most inventive title sequences ever - they changing each episode to focus on the kingdoms about to be visited.
Fans will have their favourite moments, there so many from which to choose. Few would argue that one episode has particular impact. When first shown it had viewers gaping in disbelief - then rushing online to share their grief and horror. (No wonder two stars in the accompanying commentary become so emotional, one of them watching the events for the first time.)
Great talents have converged to produce one of television's most acclaimed drama series. Full concentration is needed in order to keep up. No problem, many only too grateful for a good reason to see everything again.