Finally saw the latest episode, and still think the show is working really well. The killing of the hostage was genuinely shocking, and made the whole show suddenly seem much more urgent and real.
And I like that we're continuing to see the crew being uneasy with the Captain's orders, and the XO struggling to maintain control (although Patrick's COB is still way too cartoonish and over the top).
The only weak link was the ongoing storyline with the Navy Seal and the asian chick. I frankly couldn't care less about her family or backstory, and the way they kept cutting back to that during the episode was annoying as hell.