Who here expected a large-scaly military battle in the first few minutes? I didn't!
And Sinbad-style skeletons bursting from the ground, blown to bits by a fireball-lobbing elf? Nope.
And a clifftop battle between two of the show's most physically imposing characters? Nuh-uh.
And the biggest, most vicious human being in Westeros history, about to come back to life as some sort of steampunk cyborg super-soldier, or something? Not that either.
This was excellent television. Every scene was gripping.