Cara is really in a tough spot with Dixie coming back to town. The show dropped the ball big time with that as she is already kind of lost in the shuffle. Cady McClain did a good job in the episode in that role, she was good with JR, but they ruined a new supercouple just to have this back from the dead reconciliation.
The usually entertaining Jake and Amanda scenes were a disappointment today as well. And the Jack and Erica scenes were almost painful. I won't say that the show does not need those two anymore, far from it, but they need to write for them better than they did in today's episode.