Agreed the first ep this season that I didn't hate. In fact I liked it. No Cartoon Loras, No honorless Jaime on mission unfathomable, no batfinger and no Sand Snakes. Even though I don't like the dreadfort sansa plot for logistic/plotting reasons all the scenes there were great. Too bad next ep seems like it'll focus on all the parts of Game of Thrones I find tiresome.