Although this episode marks the essential turning point of the second season (the first time White has been revealed to be part of the mysterious breeding cult), it also is another episode where the fast forward button on my DVD is my best friend.
Starting with this episode, I tend to be more engaged with the b-plot featuring Alec and Joshua. Those two provide much needed comic relief, and they are a joy to watch when they are on screen together.
The commentaries on the DVD say that the writers joked about creating a spin-off sitcom featuring Alec and Joshua "A Dog and His Boy." Starting from this episode, that would have been more enjoyable than the usual Max/Logan angst.
Don't get me wrong: I like Dark Angel. But, the second season would be nothing without Joshua and Alec.