Junior is still painful to watch and the dialog is cliched to the point I was mouthing the exact lines word for word in some places. Characters are still struck by Idiocy Disease too (Hey look, pink stars on the egg! No comments? Okay then.) but this has become slightly more interesting over the past few weeks now that people are being frequently shot and there is at least some actual survival drama taking place. Not enough to get me to keep watching next season though. Especially if this means that Angie is going to be possessed by an alien communicating through the egg to speak for whatever beings are in control. Not only is that the typical budget saver but also means that CBS can avoid being too sci-fi and scaring away the audience.
This episode was one of the best examples of TV Pump Shotgun Trope too! Even better than when Zero Hour did it a few weeks ago.
A TV pump shotgun is never chambered before an important scene. No matter how necessary it may be for protection going into a dangerous situation. A cartridge is only chambered when pointing the shotgun at someone, purely to intimidate the target.
This episode Junior not only did that once when pointing at Big Jim. But then a few seconds later did it again and the previously loaded cartridge was never ejected! Dome magic!
See also: all guns must make a metallic clicking noise when being handled and knives and swords must always make a metallic "schick" noise when being pulled from a scabbard/sheathe no matter what material the sheathe is made from.