Observation One: The show really ought to have opened with something brutal being done to the Sioux. Because now they're black hats and it'll be hard to come back from. There will be criticism for that. Observation Two: However, having the Swede who is frum Nourway quote the world's most famous imaginary Dane was quite the little literary joke. I liked it, anyway. Two episodes to get to the new status quo is reasonable and I like where it is now, though I wish that the show had gone into a little bit more detail with respect to why Cullen is back with the railroad. I assume it's to do his old job, but that was never explicitly spelled out, and the last season never gave me the impression that he was particularly terrific at it anyway, so I'm not sure why Durant would absolutely need to get him and only him to whip his railroad into shape.