For example with Dr Franklin realising that he needs to stop defining himself by who he's not, and instead by who he is. This seems to hit a nail on a head somewhere in that I see a lot of people defining themselves by who they're not, and whilst it can certainly help with ambitions, sometimes it can be self destructive.
I too had forgotten Sheridan was married. Ooh, er! On the negative side, the cliffhanger felt very much like a soap opera. *shudder*
Indeed, the countdowns are very creepy. It's sort of a good idea I suppose, to keep us on edge.
Now for the episode I've been told will knock my socks off....