I thought this first episode was pretty good. Corcoran looks beefier, more buff and the huge sideburns are gone. Obviously, things in the Corcoran home are still, er, "tense."
Very interesting to see the new Boss Tweed-type character, and how he's organizing the area. Were they the ones responsible for Maguire?
I like the idea of the doc being in town and I really liked seeing the doctor's wife finally find her voice.
Certain parts of the episode felt very choppy but clearly this just meant to be the set-up episode, and all the major plot points for the season are being spelled out.
A very bloody episode (the ear, ICK!) but that is nothing new for this show.