The crowning scene is one of the most memorable in the books, and the build up to it in this episode was terrific, I thought. Both in the scene where Mormont catches Viserys trying to steal the eggs and at feast itself were fantastic, right up until Drogo pours the gold over his head. The looks Viserys gave Dany were perfect, great acting all around. The actual crowning seemed a bit anti-climatic though. I thought it would be, I don't know, more gruesome
I guess. It was over in like 2 seconds. Not that I'm some kind sadist, but I felt there could've been more to it. It was a tough scene for the FX team, I'm sure, and drawing it out may have been too much, even for HBO. I'm not even sure what I would change about it, it just felt like it was lacking something at the very end there.
Overall, aside from a few things that felt rushed - necessary given how much plot they covered - I really
liked this episode. Dany chowing on the horse heart, the fight between Bronn and Ser Vardis, the bonus non-book Needlework scene, Sansa's line "I don't want someone noble, I want Joffrey" and Arya's subsequent reaction, Ned being a total badass (albeit a foolish one) on the Iron Throne. So. Much. Awesomeness. I daresay it all together made up for the lack of direwolves in the wolfswood.
Tyron's "confession" had me in stitches. "When I close my eyes, I can still see her t!^s bouncing." I LOL'ed.