Yes it's an absolute shame that Andy died. In saying so I will also say that I won't base this season due to that fact.
It a good follow up overall but many things did bother me. I didn't like the departure from the arena but it was needed to move the story. I also had many moments where I ask "wtf, just escape and live your life's". Maybe it's because I know what will happen in the long run since I know my history as well. I was also surprised to see the journey go about half way and not to the eventual end. I never looked up if they will make the conclusion season for this. If it does they will need to pull many rabbits out of many hats to make it more compelling to watch.
Over all it was fun to watch and I would still recommend it, just not as much as the first two seasons.