Talisa's just pure eye candy I must say... I felt like her scene dragged for too long, but it established her and Stark's relationship perfectly in just 10 minutes. I'm guessing the two will still have another sex scene in Episode 10, since I recall Madden saying something like: "You know it's going to be a bad day at work when they only give you a small silk pouch..."
Brienne and Jaime! Two of my favorite characters paired together- Season 3, get here already! There was no Sansa on this episode, hopefully they'll show us The Hound and Sansa having that scene from the books- I need more San/San!
And I LOVED that Cersei/ Tyrion scene! "Bring me my brother's *****!"
*Ros walks ins* But maybe she actually does know that Tyrion is hiding Shae, and she only brought Ros in- to scare him in a way... if I'm making sense.. Varys talking to Tyrion about Daenerys...hmm..
Personally I would have ended the episode differently... I guess some non-book readers are relieved, but idk... I would have ended it with Daenerys walking in to The House of the Undying or something..
EDIT: OH- it has come to my understanding that Stark is a "one pump chump" since Talisa is his first. Now I understanding the sex scene....still...