I went into episode 2 fearing the worst. I was pissed about the false choices of episode 1, I was pissed about Kenny (and still sort of am, but not as much as I used to be), I was worried that Clem would change her pitch maybe once in the episode, like she did in episode 1, and I was worried that the story wouldn't really go anywhere.
All of my fears were put to bed. Clem sounded human again, the story was great, Kenny was handled in a decent way, though I did start to feel a bit creeped out when Ken was in the center of pretty much every shot just after his reveal. Like we needed the first 10 minutes of his arrival to stare him down. I guess that beard is just hard to accept.
Actually, to go on a bit of a tangent, that beard is the worst part about him. It looks greasy, and its shine works weirdly. One time, there was light behind the guy, and the front of his beard was gleaming... Odd.
I'm still pissed about the false choices of episode 1, but now, not only do you get to decide one character's fate, but TWO. And in not obvious ways, either. So all is forgiven there, and then some.
I haven't even mentioned the awesome development here. Nick is great, Luke is great, Alvin is great, Rebecca is great. Fuck, need I go on? I'm really happy that my qualms with it were actually fixed instead of ignored. Keep it up, TTG! ^_^