We've had a few days to digest series two's barnstorming finale - which means for Borgen fans, the withdrawal symptoms are starting to kick in. There's a long wait for series three on BBC4, too: we're not expecting it until the back end of 2013 at the earliest, if not next year in its traditional, icy January slot. Tomorrow night there's some French rubbish called Spiral on instead. Bøø.
But Borgen III is already running in Denmark, so we asked the lovely people at DR, Borgen's home broadcaster, for a little taster. It's here, it's exciting, and if you want absolutely no spoilers at all you might not want to read it - but we've been pretty careful. We don't think this ruins anything.
The first thing to know is that we don't see the election that was dramatically called by dreamy, embattled Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) at the end of series two. The action picks up two-and-a-half YEARS later.
There have been some big changes, of which the most important surely is that Kasper (Pilou Asbaek) has shaved off his beard and changed his hair, with devastating but sexy results. See below.