THE DARLINGS ARE COMING! THE DARLINGS ARE COMING! Right now.
Edited at 11:20 pm to add: So, what'd you think? I thought parts of it worked better than others -- not sure about the whole Lucy Liu thing, for example, but will reserve judgment until she's got something else to do. I thought the bookended party scenes were superbly done, am wildly glad to have misanthropic Brian out of the church ("that was fun"), miss Juliet, didn't like Nick's hair, think Donald Sutherland is a treasure, and am on the fence about Karen. But I really do love this show, and am hoping its return will be well worth the long wait.