Spoilers for "Bionic Woman" coming right up...
And so the show presents week two of its reinvention as a cheeky spy drama, ala "chuck" or the lighter episodes of "Alias." On the one hand, it plays to Michelle Ryan's strengths more than all the brooding did -- though shame on the writers for not contriving another excuse for the British accent, which easily triples her appeal -- and gives the very funny Kevin Rankin more to do as Nathan the IT guy.
On the other, it leaves the rest of the supporting cast completely adrift -- there's no way I buy the Miguel Ferrer character from the pilot going on a middle of the night errand to bail out Jamie's kid sister, and sending Jae into the field for tactical support illustrates how completely superfluous Isaiah Washington is -- and I'd sacrifice some of the banter if it meant Sarah Corvus would be coming back anytime soon. (Her absence was especially glaring for the "Galactica" fans this week, since the bad guy was played by Callum Keith Rennie, aka Starbuck's nemesis Leoben.)
Basically, "Bionic Woman" is a show still in search of an identity (the showrunner revolving door hasn't helped here), and considering that ratings for last night's episode were roughly on par with "Life" -- a show that would, like "Journeyman," have been canceled by now if it wasn't for the strike -- it doesn't seem like the audience is interested in whatever identity the show's assuming in any given week.
What did everybody else think?