The interview taking place seven (7) years into the future is a very interesting concept / plot technique. I'm wondering if the writers will be using it throughout the entire series or . . . Could the plan be to cover the 7 years in say 3 to 3.5 seasons and then continue the series with our hero as the Commissioner. Honestly, I'm not sure how the writers are looking or if they even are looking at the long term (e.g. season 10).
One very unexpected feeling at the end of the first episode was a Fringe or Continuum style of series. I don't know why, as its clearly not a science fiction. Maybe it is the use of the flash backs, the obvious time difference, and the dropped hints / clues from the comments we hear during the "future" interview.
As with other recent series, I'm not sure from the first episode where the series will take us. It used to be after the first episode you'd know exactly where the series was going and how it would end. FORTUNATELY, today writers are beyond the old box that has one goal (e.g. finding the one armed man, two people finally get together, etc) and realize one can have multiple story goals and arcs.
I'm not exactly sure when this new approach started, but I like. For me, I notice it with Star Gate SG-1 and how they were able to move beyond the opening threat with a full solution and then additional story lines / arcs. The only downside I see is as I feel with this series, I'm not sure where we're headed -- yet. I'm cool with it, but would love to have some framework, though, and is that too much? Maybe the only framework now they're willing to share is the interview and for awhile it will be enough, but honestly, for how many episodes and/or seasons can this interview last (after all in real time most press interviews don't last more than . . .).
So, guys, where do you see this series going and how to do see us getting there?