Yay. New season! Now that FNL is over, this is my wife and I's favorite show (to watch together - I have other shows that probably qualify as my favorite over this one, but I watch those alone). Overall, I thought it was a pretty strong ep. It was a little disjointed because they tried to juggle and set up all the myriad storylines, and I would hope the next few eps are a little more focused. I enjoyed seeing Adam live the life of a slacker for a little bit, and they were able to wrap it up pretty quickly but still make it believable by implying that he'd been like that for the 6 months or so that the show was on hiatus (judging by the progression of Christina's pregnancy). I'm not surprised by the decision to go into partnership with Crosby, sheerly for plot/storyline purposes, but part of me feels that is the most unrealistic part of the ep. In real life, and especially because of Crosby's prior track record of failure, Adam probably takes the dreary middle management job because it's the "safer" choice, although he undoubtedly probably would hate it. Did anyone notice that Crosby still made Adam pay for breakfast at the pancake house? Speaking of Christina - she was far more restrained and less shrill in this ep than normal. Hopefull that trend continues. I was surprised at how fast Adam blew up at her over her accepting the job. I guess it seemed a little too "out of the blue" in its execution. Haddie/Alex - I'm not sure Alex is going to be around much longer. Which is too bad, since I really like the actor. I was a little surprised that the cops were called for a fight at a party, since I can't tell you how many times in high school/college where I was at a party and punches were thrown and everyone just walked away, but again, story reasons probably dictated it. And it's not unconceivable that a spoiled rich kid (as the punchee was depicted) would call the cops if someone coldcocked him in his own house. I liked Max's FNL shoutout, and also his matter-of-fact discussion of Alex's alcoholism. I even enjoyed the Julia/Joel storyline, mainly because she acknowledged how ridiculous it sounds to want to buy the latte girl's baby although they are clearly going down that path (well, adopting rather than "buying". I thought the conversation between her and Sarah at the final party was hysterical. And Sarah - well, I didn't quite buy how fast she came to the realization of what was upsetting her so much about Amber's behavior, but it still rang true (the emotion, not the speed with which it was resolved). I love how she described how she kissed the teacher - "like a starving person attacking a sandwich". Awesome. What did you guys think?