I love the idea for that episode, but, I don't think Season Premiere would be a good place for it by itself. As a B-Story, alongside the resolution of the S1 cliff hanger, it could've worked very well, and would've given us a lot less "running around on the freeway and in the woods"
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?