I love this series for many reasons and am very happy they seem to be releasing the whole series. I must confess that I was a little disappointed with season 7. I thought the stories and even Jack Lord seemed less than dynamic. When season 8 arrived my expectations were low. I can't tell you how surprised I was with the quality of this 8th season. From the extended season opener on, it has been fantastic. The writing is awesome, great guest and acting, Jack Lord is back on the top of his game. I just watched, Target...The Lady? with guest Susan Dey. Besides the fact that I think she looked strikingly beautify in this episode, she did a fabulous job. She portrayed such vulnerability and emotion she was bewitching.