I honestly don't mind skipping a battle scene and showing just the aftermath. There's just too much other stuff to tell with one episode left to spend time on a lengthy fight. Plus it allows viewers to imagine their own scale to some extent. Given GRRM is writing the blackwater episode next season I think we won't want for big fights.
I'm with everyone else on no ToJ.
I had my fingers crossed that it would be how they opened the episode. I don't know how much that says about R+L=J theories one way or the other though. The flashback provides some evidence and singles out those that can give a true conclusion, but that isn't actually relevant at this point in the series. Mainly people should just remain curious about Jon's parentage and it will make the information useful whenever it comes.
To that end I'm calling a complete 3-eyed crow dream sequence in the crypts to open episode 10. I also expect that it will be more complete than described in the books and Ned will have something to say regarding Jon to keep viewers aware of that mystery.
Fingers also crossed that they've saved budget to do some awesome CG dragons.