The plot picks up in Episodes 3 and 4, with a riot, an attack, and the connections among the various strands becoming clear–

— meaning it’s time to introduce the Mormans’ Nauvoo ship, so we can be confused about how that fits.

Production and acting remain strong. The story moves along, though the disparate plot threads are not always smoothly integrated, and some viewers may find it difficult to follow.

As with many contemporary series, episodes aren’t really meant to stand alone. Two more reviews will be posted, one after next week’s episode (the halfway point) and one after the season finale.