Hm, i think i liked this episode less then any other. The main reason was that it revealed some serious flaws of the show. Its incredibly rushed and as result only Uthred have enough screetime to develop his character, expect he is a total moron with little character development. His lovers, wifes, companions, enemies exist only for few episodes and than they are replaced with other ones. I heard it is pretty much same in the books, so that sucks for me.
Beyond that Uthred is for me the worst character, his action scenes are about as tense of those of Jack Bauer, but the worst thing is i can not root for him, because essentially he is a classical traitor scumbag, who betrayed his people for profit. Now if he reconnected to his Saxon origin, it would be fine, but that not what happened, he dont belong to Saxon culture, he dont respect Saxon culture, he is still a Dane, who joined Alfred, because it was more convenient way to get what he think belongs to him.