If the rest of the season is as good as this episode was, I will definitely(sp?) start watching it regularly.
1- Plot- The first strong point of this episode is the plot. It is denser than I've come to expect from the newer seasons of this show, and very little of it is filler. The twists are intellegent, not random-just-for-the-hell-of-it twists. 2- Character Development - We see more of Lupo's ever-growing (but far from perfect) knowledge of the law in this episode. And his knowledge of Chinese. McCoy finally decides to run for DA. Also, we see another clash between McCoy and the Governor Shalvoy. 3- Acting- Each of the main actors gives a solid performance. IMHO, Sisto and Roache stood out.