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For anyone who’s keeping track, we’re now at part 6 of a 7 part season (not counting the ‘Christmas Special). Now I’m no showrunner, but to me, this is the point in the season where all the major ducks (‘plot points’ as they call it in the business) of the story are in place – which is probably why this episode felt a lot like everything was getting set up for a killer final ep of the season. (Or here’s hoping at least).