Well, nitpick mode on: Where do I start? Firstly, there's the ... oh, I don't have the heart for that. This was excellent! Yes, there were some changes from the book, but I fully accept that it's an adaptation. Adaptations have to have some changes - the medium is so different. The ones that annoy me are changes that detract, changes that are unnecessary or gratuitous, changes that throw you out of the world its trying to depict. In my opinion, there was none of that in this episode and some of the changes added to the storyline. Yoren, "Arry", Hot Pie and Lommy, Gendry ... all worked very well (my wife commented that Arya is going to have to start binding her chest to pass for a boy much longer, though, but that's not a criticism of the adaptation or Maisie Williams) The grief of Cat and Robb - worked very well. The Winterfell scenes worked very well. The little lad playing Rickon was very impressive for such a young actor - he carried off his scene perfectly. The Night's Watch scenes were excellent - I'd feared we might lose these ones in the adaptation but they were very powerful. The recitation of the oath to Jon genuinely got my blood tingling. The scene of them riding beyond the Wall was great. Joffrey was perfect - someone give that kid an Emmy. The scene with Sansa and the heads - and her near-attack on Joffrey (only seen - and stopped - by the Hound) worked very, very well. Plus, it set up the Hound for next season. I'd learned that there was a Ros sexposition scene. With Pycelle, no less, and when it started, my heart started to fall. But it actually worked - getting over the history of Aerys, showing Pycelle's pretences, without degenerating into a soft-core porn flick. No cringing required. Great relief from me. The King in the North. Yes! Dany - worked very well. I had feared that the dragons wouldn't come out too well, but that was unfounded. I have no choice but to rate this a solid 10/10, like Episode 8. An excellent capstone to the season. Kudos to Benioff and weiss and all who worked on it.