See I would go as far as saying I disliked the last episode "Season Finale"
I was bummed when i noticed it was not a 2 hour special then watching the episode nothing really happened differently prior to the same amazing show each week. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the series and can't wait till season 2, however to me as a season finale it should be pretty "OMG!" and I felt it lacked that. The last episode was amazing as they all are but I don't know.. I felt I was let down..........
Other then the last 2 minutes =p
Edit: I did start reading the book though and can't recommend it enough. What I enjoy most about the book is the book and the series both are the same however each one does things the other does not. Hard for me to explain but if you read and watch you will see that it is not verbatim which is very nice.