The meaningless spectacle though, I always liked how it fits with the rest of the series, how in the first episode things are small and very grave, in the middle one things escalate but there is a bit more hope, and in the last one, things have escalated so far and there is no meaning.
I don't know how you can keep that, but add more drama to the single episode. I think it's actually an episode better remembered than actually watched. But I think that about anything?
Also going back to where this started, Kovarian's just some jihad person. She's just told things.