Excellent start to the new season. It really feels like the writers listened to the criticism of Samurai and made some much needed improvements. We have a much better cast, the inane chatter during combat is gone, we have original unmorphed fight footage, we have an original story, and we're back in a high school setting. Not to mention we have a great mystery over Troy's dreams about the future Ranger war. Sure, there were problems with it and I could nitpick, but I don't feel like it.
Of course, one mystery still remains. Did Troy ever get his water bottle back? It was all I could think about all episode.