Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Want a golden crown? Want to capture the The Imp and put him on trial? Sure, but you might not like how things turn out. But I sure loved how Episode 6, "A Golden Crown," turned out.
Ned's actions were morally correct but politically naive, given his family's precarious position and the size of the crown's debt to Tywin. That said there was something magnificent about the way he dismissed the idea that gold wins war .
The show tried to push too much into the hour and I felt it lost some of its intensity. And there were incredibly intense moments. They just deserved more time to grow. The pacing of of this episode left me wanting.