Ok, so finally in front of a computer to offer some thoughts. Here we go:
1. I loved all the dialog between the magnificent 7. They sortof paired up and had conversations. They were mostly cool, but the 2 that I really enjoyed were Torrmund and The Hound talking about Brienne, and Jon and Jorrah talking about Long Claw. Both were outstanding exchanges between characters that we like.
2. The confrontation between Ayra and Sansa was great. I can totally see where Arya is coming from, but for basiclaly the first time in the entire run of the show, I'm on Sansa's side. I think since essentially day 1, we have all been fans of Arya. We root for her, with the hound, with the faceless men, against the waif... She kills all the Frey's, and we rejoice. She's been a character that the audience is used to rooting for. Until this scene. At least for me. And I found it SO strange to be taking "the other" side in a scene with Arya. Of the entire episode, this felt most "GRRM-y." He loves to take a character who is bad, humanize them, and actually have you rooting for them (think Jamie), and a character that is good, and show their weaknesses. Sansa really has done nothing wrong, and Arya comes at her with both barrels. I thought for a second that she was going go murder Sansa and take her face. I'm really interested to see where this goes, because it was a hell of a scene.
3. I don't believe we saw Cercei or Kings Landing at all this episode. Or Bran.
4. 1 line was missing. And _I_ could have written the line. And it would have made the entire Benjen scene make sense. "The 3 eyed raven sent me." That's it. That's all it would have taken to end all of he teeth mashing about how Benjen appeared at exactly the right place at the right time, just like he did when he saved Bran after The Door. I don't know why they didn't do that. If they wanted to be even more obvious about it, they could have shown Bran warged into a raven watching the battle.
5. I am going on record saying I don't honestly give a damn where they found big chains.to pull up a dragon. Or how they got the chains on the dragon. FWIW, I watched an episode of Deadliest Catch where the Nortwestern dragged a chain on the bottom of the sea looking for it's anchor (the line had snapped the night before), they caught it, and reeled it up, and nobody went swimming. We're talking about an all-powerful, all-knowing Night King. I'm willing to go with the fact that he could gt chains and pull up a dragon. If we're going to suspend our disbelief about dragons, then we can suspend our disbelief about chains.
6. I also don't care that it probably takes a raven a bit longer to get to Dragonstone, and then Danny to get to Jon than they showed in the show. Whatever. More jet packing, and I just didn't care that much. I think that I've just come tot he realization that because fat ass didn't finish the books and give D&D material to adapt, they ended up spending the entire season 5 stalling, season 6 positioning people, and now they're just trying to get on with their lives. People will appear in places where they need to be, and I'm good with it. I don't need 1 battle to last 3 episodes because it takes 8 days to do a round trip to Dragonstone.
7. Has Tyrian gotten 1 thing right this season? And Danny called him out for it.
8. The end scene with Danny and Jon was pretty cool. I especially picked up on the "I hope I'm worth it" from Danny. That's the first show of humility we've seen from her in a while. I also liked Jon calling her "Danny." That was kindof cute. Also, if I almost freeze to death in a lake and am rescued by my half-alive uncle, then pass-out, and wake up, I really wouldn't mind waking up to Emelia Clarke looking down at me. Hot damn she looked good. Fully clothed.
9. Going back to Winterfell, if Baelish sneaks out of this one with Bran the All Seeing and Arya the human lie detector, that's going to be harder to suspend my disbelief than the jet packing ravens.
10. Ice Dragon. Cool. Damn.
Honorary mentioned to Drogon who has learned to juke and jive.
More likely Bran.