In deference to Doc Naysay and others, most of my comments regarding the show will be in this forum, simply because it is almost impossible, having read the books, to not slip details here and there. So, book readers, there was a LOT of condensing last night in regards to Lady Stark's backstory. Her father is already dead. Once again, I applaud the decision, old George could have used an editor with a sharper hand at times. I absolutely hate the thought of watching the Reek's transformation. Since Theon was my fave character in the books it was hard enough when it was revealed post-tortures, but to watch it happen...ugh. So far I still think they have been remarkable with the casting. Darby disagrees with me, but I think Ciaran Hines was a briliiant choice as Mance. I never really twigged him to be young-ish...he was one of the characters that I never really had a firm vision of in my head. What say you guys????