Season 4 is pretty crazy. It almost seems like a dream state the speed which events are happening. The episode from last night had so many hard hitting events and so much insanity, if it were a previous season those events would probably take at least 2 episodes to run the course or even 3.
I don't really hate this faster pacing it just doesn't seem as realistically paced as before, nobody could have that much tragedy and that much chaos in their lives at the same time. Bill usually had one or two big crisis per season now this one its more like almost 2 or 3 per episode. Are the writters getting tired? Do they think we're getting tired and want an explosive episode every Sunday? Its amusing thats for sure, but big love always had a deliberate slow pacing that gave it a more realistic appeal.