I thought the premiere was ok. The Tig + burning scene didn't bug me as far as who was burning or what his reaction was.
I thought Pope killing his new lackey was a little silly... a little too cartoon villain for me. Last season was pretty bad... the CIA nonsense carrying over is not going to help this season. And now we have a third person who should really want to off Ron Perlman's monkey-face but for some reason won't because I'm sure he'll be around until at least the season finale but wouldn't be surprised if he also made it to the series finale.
And what's with Jimmy Smit? Call me if you need anything! Oh you need me to hide your fugitive son... no problem!