After thinking about why this episode felt a little fluffy to me, I started to compare how I felt after S1E10, since a lot of folks are comparing the two. Aside from the kickass moment of the birth of Dany's dragons, the shock wave of Ned's death was explored far more. You saw all the Stark kids' reactions. While in this episode, we really only see Arya's reaction (really well done) and Sansa's (a little less well done cuz of previous BFF scene w Tyrion). Bran talks about the Rat cook, but did he green see it? We don't see John getting the news or Theon, which I thought were big missed opportunities. Jamie and Brienne's reactions would have been welcomed as well, not to mention the Tyrells. Instead there were wasted airtime on Shae, Balon and Dany doing some crowd surfing.