also regarding some of my earlier ****:
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have said that they would delay the introductions of several key characters first appearing in A Clash of Kings until the third season. They did so because of the large number of characters already introduced in season two, and because they couldn't afford to have people "waiting around" for their characters to become central to the plot.
It was later confirmed that, of the characters missing from the adaptation of the second novel, at the very least Edmure Tully, Shireen Baratheon, Vargo Hoat and Ramsay Snow will all appear in season three.
So we still get Vargo Hoat Hopefully Shireen means Patchface too and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Reeds.
In case anyone was wondering about the fight near the end (tv spoilers):