I gave it an 8. I really liked it and thought it moved the story along well. It was nice to have a bit of plot building after the insane dramatics of last week.
Arya - Her giggling through Joff's death scene was great. I loved the advice she gave Lady Crane. "She would be mad that she didn't get to say goodbye...now I have to go see my father". And Needle...I got chills.
I think she'll kill Waif. The Waif's desire to kill Arya seems to go against the FM so I'm interested to see if Jaqen is setting up Waif or not.
Jaime - Looks like he never lost his hand. I was surprised by his dismissal and Cersei's indifference to it. Even though there's been a big divergence from the books it looks like his destiny is tied in with Brienne's in the Riverlands.
Marg - WTF?! Is she taking her situation into her own hands or has she been completely brainwashed?
HS - Ohhh, he know what's up. Playing their game well. Suckas!
ColdJen - He's back, yay! I knew it as soon as I saw his eyes. The scarf covering his mouth was indicative of CH. And when he was skinning the squirrel I was thinking of his Elk. And they did a good job of giving him Black hands. Nicely tied together. I like that we know he's "alive" but it'll be a different reveal in the books since they are different people. I'm glad he had answers for Bran.
Bran - HOLY SHIT those visions! Bloody Hand (Lyanna), Wildfire, the Mad King, so fricking much! Although I need to see some emotion from him soon about Hodor and Summer. Perhaps once they are out of immediate danger? The Bran we've all come to know, the sweet boy would be heartbroken over his loss.
I never thought I'd be so happy to see the Mad King. BURN THEM ALL!
Dany - Uh, is she paying attention to Daario? I don't think he's happy with his dragon love. When she burned down the temple in Vahes Dothrak he seemed hesitant to kneel with Ser Jorah. And his conversation with her this week wasn't complimentary. I think he was stating a fact that she's a conqueror and he didn't seem glad about it. Dany, what happened to your horse?
Lord Tarley - I expected him to be a HUGE dick. I was not disappointed. Lady Tarley is adorable! I love the way little Sam lite up and went to her easily. Kids and dogs know a persons true self.
Heartsbane - DAY-UM Sam, Coward my ass. He grew some stones!