Am patiently waiting for Linda's take on the episode, but I have to say this is the first episode in a reallllllyyyyyyyy long time that I loved. It took me a long time to be ok with the show being the show (totally different from the books) and the books being the books. The Stark reunion brought tears to my eyes and the pink letter was better than I had hoped. The entire Wall scenes really got my juices flowing, enough so in fact, that I could ignore the stupid KL plot.
Am super happy that they are not killing the Iron Islands like they killed Dorne. Loved the Asha/Yara-Theon reunion. As they are both in Stannis's camp (in the books) I can see them somehow joining forces (the 2 of them) and doing something. I have always been under the impression that D&D will make Theon's character Victarion.
As for Dany, well I am trying to keep an open mind. I don't think that her arc will follow the same path in the books. First off she is with Drogon when they find her, but having said that, it fits with "Show Dany" that she did what she did. IMO show Dany is much different than book Dany and has been so almost from the beginning. That is all I have to say about that.
Am over the extra Tyrion scenes. The GOT fans love Tyrion and they use him as much as they can for that reason. Having said that I think D&D are trying to find a way to start the war outside Mereen. Tyrion's 7 year speech might have done the trick. Also, the show is really making me think that Messandrei is going to betray Dany. Maybe she is the Harpy in the show??????
I think that the spoiler here is LF joining the fray (I had to ask my husband what fray meant, lol. I thought he said Frey...) Question? Does anyone else think Sansa and LF will go to the Riverlands (with Davos and Brienne) to try and rally her grandfather's bannermen? That would be something. The Riverlands, the Vale and the wildlings vs the Boltons and the North. Also could the GNC be the Northerners with the Boltons now change sides mid battle? Once they see Sansa?? I would LOVE to get a sighting of LSH but am pretty sure D&D are making Sansa LSH.