I rarely felt this episode get past gear 3! When it did, it was mostly due to the subject matter of Russian mafia and the collateral killings and threat that occurred around the investigation of the original hit. That scene was excellently done, just not as spectacular as other exploding buses though.
However, the show has returned with a top quality episode which flows in a fast paced mood, seen in previous high quality episodes. Didnt like the way Sam Page has been written out - hope he returns at some point.
Plot was focused enough to feel logical. Dialogue was its usual level of above average.
My only concern is that there doesnt seem to be any more character development of the central characters going on. To be fair, its the first episode and with Jessica now on the team (goodie), perhaps we will begin to see relationship dynamics shift and change, also with the Reyes.
My only concern is that we dont seem to be seeing enough courtroom drama or cop show. Personally, I hope that most episodes will be prominent in either but not try to accomodate both as in Law and Order. It just dilutes the impact on storylines.
A good start, but I want to see this ratchet up another few notches.