I don't understand why some things are done differently than from the books, especially the parts above the wall... basically from the moment Jon meets Ygritte it's all done differently, however I don't see the point at all. The attack on the fist was completely unsatisfying, the 'Others' didn't seem scary at all, he just looked like a whitepainted ruffian, they shouldn't be naked and with wild hair IMHO, I imagined them statuesque with ice-armor and the wights were just zombies, in the books they actually kick ass and are fast, the suspense of the three blasts was entirely lost on me. Why was it filmed by day? The way it was filmed felt like yet another stupid zombie B-movie, zooming out over the crawling zombies... I don't mean to be too harsh, but I just don't understand any of the decisions they made at all concerning the parts above the wall, to me the way it was written in the books was perfectly translatable to the series. They also missed out on Jon's warging dream... It's like the director of this episode couldn't admit GRRM wrote the novels extremely well and just HAD to do it differently, like a little child. I'm waiting to see what my non-reader friends think of this episode.