Admittedly I’ve lost all faith in Liz. I think she’s overwhelmed with perpetuating believable tv characters over multiple seasons and is completely lost on whatever story she wanted to tell. More than that, I think she’s really clueless when it comes to the ages she made the characters and she would have done much better had they been straight out of college.
That being said, I DO trust JJ Philbin. Her episodes are ALL in my top favorites. She can write Nick better than anyone, and let’s face it, if Nick is written well everything else just falls into place. Hopefully the premiere can finally put the show back on stable ground and give it some consistency moving forward. If anyone was going to put the show back on a good course and turn around the criticism of S3, it’s her.
I hope it sets a tone for other writers to follow in episodes to come, because they have a HUGE task ahead of them if they want to bring old fans back AND stay true to everything they’ve shown us with Nick and Jess.