Yeah, the second ep didn't wow me much either. I can't really put my finger on it. None of the performances are bad, but something just doesn't sit right. Everyone just seems, I dunno, -smug- for lack of a better word. There is no edginess, no confusion, no panic. And the moments that are hectic, like the heart carrier showing up, are filmed so sloppily the cops just seem incompetent. How did the dad SHOOT a cop and not get smoked?
Mr. Iraq War would certainly be on his way out. I don't see how he could disobey a direct order on his first gig, resulting in a fellow officer getting shot, and still stay with the unit.
Anyway, it has until FX starts their tidal wave of shows (anyone think that tag line "Outside the Box" is a direct challenge to HBO?). Hopefully the writers will discover sublety and tension. It still feels like a melodrama hammered into a cop show.