Time for me to jump on the "Forum of Ice and Fire" train. I didn't particularly dislike this episode, but I disliked the changes more than in episode 1. I don't really see why they should have inserted that Jon/Craster ending, because it creates an artificial conflict, and God knows how they'll handle it in the next episode. But non-book viewers probably needed to be reminded that the Others exist and all that. Bronn becoming Captain of the City Watch was OK, because a new character would only take up space. Rakharo should not have been killed off, but if there are scheduling conflicts, what are you gonna do? But the most grave "sin" the writers have commited in this episode is combining Shireen and Selyse, which I think is totally bonkers. I mean, they could have mentioned Shireen without showing her, although I kinda have been waiting to see what the greyscale looks like. But in spite of all this, I thought it was an OK episode.