I don't expect much from a summer serious other than not to feel that empty void of my fave Fall shows. With that said Hidden Palms gives me the same satisfaction that TheOC did the summer it premiered. This ep What Liza beneath had more of my favorite character Liza and finally felt like it was moving forward. Maybe a 8.5 is too high for some. But I feel like it portrayed exactly what it should. The mystery moved along, Cliff had some great moments and Nikki grew as well. Unfortunately, Johnny's going through a Dawson esque obsession with Greta (Jen) but still.
I'm not sure if it's normal to love the secondary characters more than the main ones but it seems like Kevin Williamson has a nack for just that.
Either way the best ep so far. And more Jesse-Jo please.