Glad to have this one back. Some of the storylines veered into after-school-special early on in the premiere, but went to that deeper realer place I expect from the show by the end. Love that they got RJ Mitte from "Breaking Bad" for this season. That promises to be a really interesting dynamic, the Deaf girl and the boy with cerebral palsy. The show hasn't really explored how a Deaf person experiences someone with a different kind of disability, and that's really fertile ground for storytelling. I thought the girl from the clinic would show up at the new ghettoized (in more ways than one) Carlton, but thankfully they sidestepped that expectation. Also love seeing Max Adler pop up here. He was one of the best things about the rather lackluster last couple of seasons of "Glee" that I watched, and you know he's going to bring more to the table than just being a stupd frat boy. And I love the fraternity angle, because anything that takes Bay out of her comfort zone and challenges her preconceptions is a good thing for the show. I really hope we get to see his portrait of Bay in the next episode. I'm also glad that Toby has something to do this season. It'll be interesting to see how the Daphne/John dynamic plays out. He's pissed at her because he's getting blamed for her screw up, but giving her the cold shoulder a bit is as far as that goes for him. But Daphne, who's never had a stable father figure in her life, has a lot of insecurity about that relationship. What she should do is just talk to him about it directly; we'll see how long it takes for that to happen.