Last night's episode was, for me, a very mixed bag. I enjoyed Ed's storyline quite a bit, but more for the "smaller" moments. The case itself was really open-and-shut - as presented, the prosecution had no evidence. However, I liked Ed's uncertainty, his interactions with Frankie, and Carol's subtle but growing jealousy. The moment when Carol kissed Ed on the head made me sit up and drop my jaw - that was NOT just a friendly kiss. Molly's story was a good idea but poorly written. I am glad they're trying to do more with her, and like the romance with Biff (!), but the whole "trying to understand each other" story was just dumb. It felt more like a by-the-formula sitcom than the show I love - very derivative writing and plotting. I bought the dad's disconnect with his son (though felt the whole playing the same video game idea was just stupid). I didn't buy Molly being so utterly unaware of the difficulties of dealing with teenagers - her teaching experience seems to have been expunged from her mind. Next week looks like it could be good - let's hope it's an actual development for Carol and Ed rather than another delaying tactic.