The giant looked fantastic for a television show. Having Petyr do Dontos' bidness to reduce the number of characters is no big loss, except for one part that would be in the fourth season of the show. Losing the Arstan mystery is even less of a loss. Overall, it was a good episode but I just wasn't feeling the excitement I usually get. Maybe it was just all the setup. That said, I loved every scene with Tyrion in it, as usual, especially the loving conversation he had with his father. Margaery working up an image of a woman of the people was great. Jon Snow's scenes did very little for me, nothing happened in Robb's scene, and Arya, Jamie, and Bran were MIA. Melisandre is always entertaining at least. The Shae/Roz chat just felt like an excuse to give the two actresses some dialogue, outside of maybe pointing out that Roz is well aware of what Petyr is.