John from Cincinnati is one of the most magical and emotionally complex shows I've ever seen. The way every character lives his or her life in a dreamlike trance that is just so real never fails to enchant me. This show enforces both reality and surrealism, which I never thought I'd buy as much as I do with this one. Note to David Milch: we love you!
This episode is a wonderful addition. One of the many things these writers are amazing at is building up tension - and actually finding a relieving solution at the end of the episode which makes the viewer crave more. The cmmunication problems sourrounding Tina and Shaun's reunion and the startling revelation of why Cissy feels so guilty are perfectly handled here. John is as "sublime" as ever and Bill steals everyone else's thunder whenever he shows up. The two criminals made for some good comedy as well.
To summarize: Greatness all around.