I never really gave this much thought up until now. For me playing TTG games over the years I never really felt any of their previous games ever "jumped the shark" for any of their intellectual properties. TWD is in new TTG territory now since it is really the first true series being produced by TTG with multiple seasons. Like any television show I'm sure that as long as the interest and the dollars are there TTG will continue the TWD series.
That brings me to my question could episode 2 be the "Jump the shark" moment for TWD season 2?
At the end of ep1 TTG hinted pretty hard that there was a mysterious "I thought you were dead" character. Oddly in the ep2 trailer released during playing dead Wednesday that "I thought you were dead" moment is no where to be found.
I hope that TTG will not be dragging out this mystery person across multiple episodes when it should be confronted, worked, and resolved in a single episode allowing us to move on to new things. TTG ended episode 1 on the cliffhanger "I thought you were dead". if TTG waits until the end of episode 2 to inject or reveal the identity of the mystery character but leaves the how, what, why, until episode 3 that to me a clear "jump the shark" (evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality, which is usually a particular scene, episode, or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of "gimmick" in an attempt to keep viewers' interest.) moment for season 2.
I was skeptical when TTG used that darn time jump in episode 1 still I gave the writers the benefit of the doubt until I saw @puzzlebox respond to a question about the "I thought you were dead" person and why there was no reference to them in the playing dead trailer for ep 2. The response was "in the game! " I sure hope it is dealt with in episode 2 allowing us to move on to something else.