This week's episode was definitely a return to form. It leaned a little too heavily on punchlines at times, but it was still great. It had that Fargo freshness and was genuinely unpredictable.
Season 2 is definitely missing the weight of Season 1, though. They never really found a way to replace Lorne Malvo's energy in a consistent way. Mike Milligan is amazing, but he's fizzled out a bit. Hanzee is amazing too, but he's had such a late emergence (and is now presumably on the run). It feels like they're experimenting.
I think The Leftovers is far and away the best show on TV. Not that it's a competition, just saying.