The first plenary of the year followed a head-to-head debate the previous evening between First Minister Carwyn Jones and UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the UK's membership of the European Union.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood asked Mr Jones whether his performance in the debate would "help or hinder the campaign".
Mr Jones replied that was for others to decide.
At that point, the only certainty was that a referendum on whether the UK should remain within the EU or leave would be held before the end of 2017.
It was to prove one of the defining issues of the year for the Welsh Assembly...