I was disappointed, but it was a foregone conclusion I would be. I have stated here many times I did not like the departures from the books. As I put it to my friends who say 'yeah, but they got the high points.' Yeah, but look at it this way. If I take a trip to LA from Philly, and I fly, is that a very different experience than if I drive via the Southern route? To me, stories are very much about the journey, not just the destination. The killing of Tywin is a great example. By cutting the story about Tyrion's first wedding, and his father's reaction to it, the rage might seem a little misplaced over the use of the word 'whore' as it does here. The other thing I hated about the changes is having characters meet that haven't in the books - a la Brienne and the Hound. By creating that scene, the tv show asks us to believe the characters are pretty dumb. Bri doesn't mention Sansa to Arya? Doesn't give them information about it? It seems to me in such a dangerous world, they would have exchanged more information before bashing each other, since ultimately that is the quest they were both on: information regarding what next to do with Arya/Sansa. This storyline read more like 'Rambo' and less like 'Game of Thrones.' As did the whole skeleton debacle. And where the fuck is Coldhands? And Lady Stoneheart? Again, the show did hit the 'high points' of the book, but the journey is less than satisfying. I really hope they heed the criticism leveled by many that they are departing from the books too much (like Cersei's conversation with her father), and get back to what made the series great: the actual story.