Again, i haven't read the books, so whether or not they squeeezed all that stuff into an episode does nothing for me. re: the Cersei character development - we've already seen that shit in other episodes. Yes, we know the suckiness of being a woman, the fact that Robert was a wanker, the fact that all her dad cared about was his legacy, the fact that she's an overprotective mother...etc. Already seen some limited justification for her actions. I know you can't expect too much in terms of battle scenes vs movies, it was just the scale of things that seemed bad. That's what i'm comparing to helm's deep - yes it had some lame bits (e.g. Gimly on the bridge killing everyone) but at least the sheer size and numbers wat kinda inspiring. Whether they had the budget or not for that doesn't change the point that it's disappointing. Also i'm not talking about Tyrion's awesomeness as a warrior - just the fact that he's a) funny and quick witted b) 100% morally sound c) an epic stategist d) also apparently an amazing leader of men. It's cool and all cause I like him, i'm just getting tired of him. I guess next episode will focus more on others so it's all good.