I missed a few bits and pieces here and there since I had just gotten off work and had to feed the dog and get dinner, but I liked thought what I saw was pretty good. I do agree that the Royal Flush Gang was probably the weakest part though. But the stuff with the main characters, and the new step they brought about in Ollie's hero's journey was pretty interesting.
One thing's been bugging me though. How old is Thea supposed to be? I had thought she was only supposed to be like 16 or 17, but her age didn't seem to be an issue when she got drunk and when she hit on Tommy, who's at least in his 20s, his only problem was their current relationship, not an age difference.