Yeah, I can't say I was blown away, but it did set up next season, which I guess is the point.
edit: thinking about it this is a trend. Episode 9 is the big events...Ned (IIRC), Battle of the Blackwater, Red Wedding. Then Episode 10 kind of sums up and sets the tone for the next season. Though perhaps Ned happened in Episode 10, bleh, dang memory.