Discovering the episode's title made everything about the episode finally come together in my brain. I've always known what was (more or less) going to happen, but cracking that little bit of the code revealed to me how it was going to happen.
Episode 3 is the hinge on which the entire first season pivots. It is my response to every killer-with-a-conscience movies I've had to sit through. It is the heart and soul of the show -- okay, that might be a bit of hyperbole, especially as I consider my plans for Episode 6.
This might be the most work I've ever put into the first draft of any episode -- but I think it'll show. This episode, more than any other we've done, has the potential to be the most memorable and most impressive.