I must admit that I'm a fan of shows that change pace or atmosphere (in this case main characters .
I started watching, expecting a Reese centric episode, and found myself in a Reese-less one. Kind of liked it... tv shows don't surprise us like that too often and Fusco's competent sidekick act was sweet.
Also, Carter went way beyond what I ever thought her character should have gone and I'm still deciding if that's a good or bad thing but she was awesome anyway (I just can't imagine her as a seductress my mind refuses to go there)
Another thing I liked was the poi of the week and the fact that there were no real big bad, just a damaged boy and 2 helping teachers.