Much better than last week. The Gendry diversion from the books is interesting but also a shame because it kind of closes off some avenues his story could have gone in my opinion. Melisandre is gorgeous and perfect in the role, Sam the Slayer was good and needed to be included, agree with people preferring this Daario to the on in the books and I don't see it as a huge loss to not have Ben Plumm and the Storm Crows just necessary trimming of minor characters. Wedding scenes were much as I expected and I didn't have a problem with them although I do feel it would undermine Cersei to actually have her go through with the marriage to Loras and I don't expect this to happen. Agree that the Hound was too nice but television is a less subtle medium and the viewers need to be pushed toward what I'm assuming will be a redemptive arc for Sandor. So far the only thing that is really worrying me is how the Jeyne Westerling/Talisa storyline is going to be tied up, why the Blackfish is seemingly going to be at the RW and where the blazes are all the Northmen!