Probably been touched on in this thread (or rather, the previous one)...but no time to read it all through. What about Lyanna & Ned's dreams of her? I understand the time constraints, but there are some scenes that could have been cut to add that in. She is a pretty important Stark figure even though she is never around, and pretty key to Ned's character. All in all a solid episode but I think this was an episode where the squeezed in a bit too much in order to ramp up to the final two hours. I really hope next season gets 12 episodes. I also wonder (and hope) if there will be extended editions of each episode on the Blu-Ray/DVD?