Evens and Odds
Anyone else pick up on the trend that there's two overwhelming responses to episodes released. The odd-numbered ones get a lot more favor than the ones that are numbered evenly.
*Even - The villains get ahead, more questions are raised, more characters are introduced
*Odd - The good guys get ahead, more questions are answered, plot problems are solved
I'm not going to subscribe to the idea that the even-numbered episodes are worse because I distinctly remember hanging onto the news every day waiting to hear about the show coming back, the dramatic back-and-forth negotiations with the creators and producers. The season was going to be originally just 9 episodes. The amount of stuff we're getting now is doubled. Scenes play longer. And those expanded episodes are cut in half. Even-numbered shows give the true endings to the original scripted installments.
I can almost guarantee that next week the audiences will be right back on the happy train after Part 13 then pissed off and confused once more after Part 14.