Well... you were right! Holy crap!!!
For people who haven't read the comics, I'm sure it's a great twist (my wife and parents thought it was sad, but a huge impact)... I told them that in the books, she was still alive.
Yikes! They really, really are moving things around with that, because what happens in the books, still hasn't happened yet (and those who have read, know exactly what I'm referring to). They really, really set up this latest episode to LOOK like that pivotal event was going to happen. I thought it was... but it didn't. And in a way I'm glad, because that character is adding so much tension to the show. I think they're making a hell of a good call in pushing that event back, because it's always in the back of my mind that it's GOING to happen, but who the hell knows when at this point?
Wow, wow, wow. I think the last 10 minutes of this episode were so feaking amazing. I'm astonished by how well they are adapting this to a television series. And I have to say, I am okay with how they are changing some things - the freaking tension now in the series is so damn high, the characters are so well developed... really, how are they making this so compelling?
Too bad we have to wait until February for more episodes!