Well, it's improving a bit, IMHO. They addressed the issue of why the 707 pilots are relatively young (one pulled a favor to get where he's at, the other had the lucky run-in with Juan Trippe). The CIA subplot obviously is going to be the major subplot. Something I may have missed: why is Kate even doing things for the CIA? Are they paying her? She's taking a lot of risks for little reward here. And the CGI plane flight graphics continue to get worse. The landing scene was video game bad. And that was one of the worst Manhattan renders I recall ever seeing.