I thought Anna Camp did fine with the sobbing, especially when they were in the bedroom alone together. I liked her in True Blood (though I haven't seen the recent season), but lovvvvvved her in Pitch Perfect.
Didn't care about the knight one way or another.
Overall, I kind of like them doing something different with this season. I like listening to the behind the scenes stuff on the How I Met Your Mother podcast. They were saying that though there are certain constraints from the whole season taking place over a short time, the show has always had flashbacks and some flash forwards so they can keep the same feeling.
They had an interview with Anna Camp last week. Since I already liked her, my confirmation bias led me to like her more.
Anyway, I'm still entertained. And I love the little touches like having William Zabka just hanging out playing poker with them.