After the recent deluge of mopey Ed episodes, it is clear that no sharks have been jumped and Ed is doing just fine and dandy, thank you very much. It's obvious to me that the show was sort of reeling after the national tragedy and seemed to be running off-course. This was never more evident than in the episode "The New World," in which Mike said, "Things are bad out there." I can't help thinking that the show was one of those bad things and was trying to get back on its feet after the tragedy. This week, they finally bounced back with a vengeance. I also noticed that the writer for this week's episode was a new kid on the block, Kevin Murphy. It goes without saying that Ed needs to get this guy on the payroll quick.
That's all. Get back to work.