I feel the characters are getting increasingly relatable, and the show has gained a more tender spirit of humanity. This week's episode is not one of the forum's most favourites, but I still found it much stronger at it's weakest that some earlier material. But the change seems to have started around mid-season. It is very hard to understand what the show's writing siutation is, but it seemed that the changeover from the firing of Berg and Harberts happened about episode 6 or 7, around when the opening credits changed slightly. Forgive me if I am getting it wrong, or not giving anyone enough credit.