Ok, I'm diving into this thread now as I'm caught up. It's a lot of set-up in this season so far. Let's churn every last piece of malignant plot that could ever happen to everyone you care about... then reap the hatred? I haven't read the books so I don't really know. Maybe it gets even darker.
Tyrion and Jorah saves the season for me. And to some extent, Arya.