What I liked:
Margaery Tyrell and dowager Queen Cersei: These two ladies have been sniping at each other the second Margaery became betrothed to Joffrey way back then. They’ve never grown attached, maybe because Cersei just can’t share family. Now Margaery is married to Tommen, and Tommen is incredibly happy with his new wife. Cersei knows that boys will choose certain things over their mothers, and that irritates her endlessly. She finds way to annoy her new daughter in law and Margaery finds ways to reference Cersei’s age and lack of power all the time – and this magnificent bitch feast makes great television.
Tyrion’s change of company to Daenerys Targaryen. I really do enjoy Varys and his oddities, and thought the interaction between him and Tyrion is really entertaining. I do like him being kidnapped by Jorah – I’ve been waiting for him to find a way in with Daenerys again.
OMFG JON SNOW HAS BALLS. I never thought he would behead Slynt. I thought he would back out and look like a wuss in front of Stannis and the entire Watch, but he didn’t do it and I was cheering – that guy was a constant problem in the Watch and would just have caused drama.
That scene where Arya Stark buries Needle. Oh, be quiet my weeping heart. That scene was really emotional and Maisie Williams did a great job there.
What I didn’t like:
Ramsay Bolton and Sansa Stark??? HOW CRUEL CAN LIFE BE TO THIS GIRL? She’s gone through so much, she survived Joffrey and Lysa Arryn, and THAT is what Petyr Baelish has in store for her? I am so reassured that Brienne and Podrick being just around the corner, but really, this plot direction terrifies me.
Game of Thrones Season 4 picks up some speed with episode three. I really enjoyed it and I hope this continues!