I'm getting excited for the first appearance of Brienne! The pics I've seen on her are from episode 4, but I don't know if we'll see her before that. She's one of my favorites from the books, so I'm eager to see how Gwendoline Christie does with the character.
That brings up the question of whenClick to see Spoiler:Renly dies. I don't think we saw too much of Brienne in the books before Renley's death. Maybe we'll meet her in epi 3 and then Renly will be killed in epi 4? That whole sequence is so great in the books. I can't wait to see it on screen!
Also, I'm already anticipating having trouble with Rose Leslie as Ygritte. Will I be able to buy her as a wildling without imagining her in her maid's uniform on Downton Abbey? I hope so!