The television show is moving away from the books in some subtle ways or my memory of what happened in the books is full of holes. Either could be true.
I don't remember Aria being turned away from the black/white cult. I remember her being accepted and having to endure multiple trials, blindness, etc. in her training as an assassin. I also don't remember the man (can't remember his name) who gave her the coin returning. I know the assassins have many faces, and I remember him changing his when he left her, but I don't remember him returning to the island of Brazos.
Second, Jamie didn't team up with Bronn and go to Dorne to rescue Marcella.
Third, Brienne never found Sansa.
Fourth, Daenerys didn't have an adviser executed, although she had unrest in her kingdom because of her dragons and the revolt by the former slave owners. I loved the hissing and rock throwing scene.
Five, Tyron and the unic didn't stay together. I'm glad they seem to be straying away from Tyron as a circus act because that was just too horrendous. Yet there is still time.
I loved last night's episode. I'm very pleased they are moving away from the books because then I feel like we have two great sources of entertainment.