I've read through the entire thread and didn't see this addressed so ... Surely I'm not the only one bothered by the reaction of the Hound to being burned during his fight with Beric. I thought the fact that Arya witnessed him "crying like a baby" and pleading for help was a defining moment for Sandor in the book, as it gives the readers a glimpse at what lies beneath the bad-ass butcher of men. It struck me as odd (not to mention wildly out of character) that he was written as having the exact opposite reaction, laughing and cracking a really tasteless joke instead. And that after several reminders from Blackwater on that Sandor is really wigged out by fire. It's like they created the build-up to this moment and then changed their minds and made it appear that he really isn't all that freaked out by fire after all - in fact, he laughs about being burned again. Aside from Sandor's reaction, which soured the rest of the scene for me, it was a fabulous hour of television. One of the best of the series so far.