A fun and flighty season premiere, ''3.0'' may not stand up to the final few episodes of last year in terms of ante, but with so much settling in and non-adjusting to do at Division, it's understandable. There is a lot to enjoy here: the humour is kicked up a notch, with characters cracking jokes more than usual (''Oh naw she di-ent!''), and a refreshed Mikita are able to enjoy some of the perks of working on the side of good (yoga and dates, yippee!). Considering this hour was more about addressing the somewhat different dynamics between the cast, the main storyline involving Martin felt a tad lacking (although not without its effective moments - particularly when he calmly and callously killed his own girlfriend just to set a trap for Mikita).
I don't expect the whole ''dirty thirty'' scenario to be the driving force of the season, but as a means of kick starting the new year, it works just fine. Amanda is still looming in the background, and I'll be curious to see just how much heat everyone can take at Division before working from within the belly of the beast tears everyone apart (see: Wolfram & Hart, Angel).