Starting from the point of the pilot and moving on, this episode was better in that it had more action and more character development.
I was glad to see Jake really start to develop, and I really want to know wherre he has been, I'm thinking Prison. I also find the Hawkins character facinating. Who is this guy who claims to be a Saint Louis Policeman but apprently knows everything there is to know about radiation protocls, and was able not only to get the Ham radio working but knows Mose Code. Why is he keeping information secret from everyone else?
Some of the solutions were a little to pat, for example, blowing up the entrance to the salt mine. I am looking forward to the next installment for some more development and more answers.