I was actually a little disappointed with this week's ep. Too many coincidences, not enough logic.
The Arya plot has become a bit convoluted. So let's ignore the fact that where she was stabbed won't heal with a bit of sleep and laudinum. This is TV after all. So she wakes up from her drugged sleep without the slightest bit of sleepiness just as she's about to be killed. Excellent timing, but I suppose we can chalk it up to her would be killer waiting around until Arya awoke because she wants her to be conscious when she dies. Ok so the girl who wants her dead chases her through the streets, causing her to reopen her old wounds, but just as it appears all is lost, she ends up exactly where she stored Needle in a windowless building with a conveniently lit candle she could quickly put out... what are the odds of all that just falling together like that? Then they don't show the fight! I felt so cheated! And then her mentor's reaction to the older apprentice he sent to kill the younger apprentice being killed by the younger apprentice, congratulations! Everything is ok, her refusal to kill the actress is forgiven, her killing of her older sister assassin is no big deal and he won't stop her if she wants to leave. What is this? The GoT version of Highlander's "There can only be one...apprentice?"
The Hound scenes were the best part of the ep IMHO. It was good to see Berric Donderrion again. I'm curious to see where the show takes this, especially now that King Tommen has made Trial By Combat illegal, and the Hound is hanging with followers of the Lord of Light instead of The Seven, so the CleganeBowl may be put off for the time being.
Given how precarious the situation in Mereen is, I was kind of surprised that they sent Varys away. I didn't think they were in a position to get by without his spying abilities. Then there was the way an entire fleet just appeared out of nowhere. That was a bit odd. You'd have thought that some of the guards would have notified the leadership before the ships got that close. Furthermore you'd think that the Unsullied would have had time to mobilize instead of sending a single spearman out of the central room to see what was going on. And then the way Dany appeared out of nowhere. You'd think someone would have noticed the giant dragon approaching the pyramid and passed word to them, or maybe there'd be guards outside of the central room in the pyramid guarding the pyramid who'd spread the word and escort her inside, but no... she's got to appear all stealth-like, never mind that she flew in on a dragon while they were all on alert.
With Tommen falling completely under the High Sparrow's spell, I'm starting to give more credence to the fan theory that maybe it will be the FrankenMountain who overreacts and kills Tommen after he insults his own mother for her sinful ways. I thought this theory unlikely before, but now I'm not so certain, especially with the Trial by Combat made illegal, and the CleganeBowl put on hold.
What happened to the Blackfish was sad. Another great character, one said to be a military genius, was killed before he was able to show what he could do. I bet those guards who obeyed Lord Edmuire now regret letting him in. And this all assumes he really is dead...we didn't see him die or see the body...so who knows...
Jaimie, Briene and Bron were all well played as usual. Jaimie even managed to come across as sympathetic despite his ruthless handling of Lord Edmuire.