Loved the opening. Very nostalgic. Felt like answering a lot of questions that had been floating around and cluttering up the narrative. Got a good feeling about this season!
They went long view this time it seems. Up to this point the first episode rarely, if ever, had any connection to the rest of the series except as a little mention at best. This time though it was the beginning of a longer story arc, and time will tell how that goes. If anything I'm mildly interested.
Yeah I noticed this too. Its kind of balls-crazy to make references all the way to the show's permier 3 years ago in order to make the storyline understood. They're really embracing their lore and character development these days to start a season off like that.
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Maybe they'll do an entire musical episode.
The season 3 finale was essentially this. It had like 7 songs or so. Pretty good ones, too.