Dude, put it all in one post next time. Triple posting like this is generally frowned upon.
I liked the inclusion of Amanda, though her death was a major "WTF!?" moment for me. I was also hoping she'd come back, as the Continuum could probably use her help right now. But it made sense to me, as she was kind of in between Q Junior and Eden. Like Q Junior, she was the daughter of Qs, but like Eden, she was the daughter of mortals as well.