I assume everyone here has read this already.
Pretty interesting (and slightly defensive) interview with Mazzara. But the good news is he does feel the first half of the season moved too slow, and he's trying to inject some more action and energy into the stories.
I appreciate how candid he was there. I wasn't the biggest fan of the first half of this season, but I respect it a lot more now I've read his persepctive on it.