2 1/2 stars
A necessary evil…
Series struggles to find its footing with this uneven episode.
Not a bomb, but not an explosive beginning.
First season finale fails to excite.
Uneven episode introduces major storyline and characters.
Episode has a few good scenes but is hampered by excessive violence.
Same stuff, different day.
Plot-heavy episode provides set-up for far delayed pay-offs while lack of solid exposition causes confusion.
Series still suffers from trite writing, but episode is a great improvement over the pilot.
Good character moments can’t make up for a ridiculous mystery.