Hello forum. New poster here. Maidenhead voyage, may the gods protect me. This episode felt exceedingly lame to me. Lame for Sullied and Unsullied alike. I suppose Lady Lysa wins for most compelling character, but she seems to have graduated from the same Supervillain Finishing School as Littlefinger. Riverrun surely had a varied curriculum in Lord Hoster's day, and apparently a Fat Camp for teenaged Cat. The other usually engaging and often layered story lines felt trite and inconsequential this week, and didn't offer any of the historical world-building or effective table-setting that these sort of midseason transitional episodes are typical of. Arya misses Syrio, the Hound tells her he died because he lacked armor and a big sword ( side note: Try to analyze the text, Sandor, and not make assumptions based on emotion! So frustrating!). Cersei misses her daughter and has commissioned a ship as a birthday present; she tells Oberyn that his House has been listed as the shipping address, please send a confirmation raven back when it arrives. Locke and Karl, HBO employees only, now their watch is ended and neither with any consequence to the season, unless either or both of Hodor, Bran, or Jon's wounds mortify (which they never do for roster guys). I missed a few interactions in between, none terribly important, but this isn't a recap, only one Bastard's reaction. The most redeeming part of this episode was that D&D didn't try to slip another scene of uncharted canon in at the conclusion to make up for all the Michelle McLaren-ness; I'm hoping one metaphorical middle finger to book readers will suffice for Season 4. Let's keep up the extended travelogues, invented small talk between major characters, and drawn-out reveals when actually adhering to the terrific source material. Now who's playing Nimble Dick?