Bumping this a bit. Last episode was a bit underwhelming, but with the way it ended, it looks like next week's episode is when the show will really start ramping up towards the conclusion.
I'm only starting the second season. Out of the first season, my favorite episode is still the first, and my second favorite is the one where he rescues Jessie.
It will be interesting to see how my opinion of the show progresses, since I heard it only gets better!
That episode was just one "holy crap holy crap holy crap" moment after another. By this point, it's obvious that:
[spoil]Walt will be returning to the ABQ to try and save Jesse from the Todd Squad. The interesting part will be seeing why he decides to go back.[/spoil]