Mole's Town gets attacked. Theon helps Ramsey seize Moat Caillin. Sansa invents a story to protect Lord Baelish. Various plot lines are advanced. It's very violent--and no, this was not a surprise. It's why this is the first time I've watched an episode of Game of Thrones. It did not draw me in.
But fear not, fans of the show. It's not clear I'm going to be able to see enough of the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form nominees to vote in this category. And If I do, I'll simply leave this off my ballot. The commentary I hear about it convinces me the series as a whole is much, much better than a single episode viewed out of sequence with no real context.