Yup. Have yet to watch the episode but based on this and last season I think the books will be far superior. They were already better when the show was based on them but now the gap is huge. I sincerely hope GRRM can finish them and effectively give fans a true remake of the showYeah I really hope he does get around to them so I can see how this story was really supposed to go, the butchered version by D&D is just so sad now.
IMDb for the ep. is 4.7/10, by far the lowest GoT episode. Hate train is at full speed I guess. Was a 7/10 ep for me, probably third best of the season because not much dumb shame happened, but the build up to this was so poor it lets it down, nothing that happens feels earned or satisfying. Also there is still quite a lot of dumb shame.