So I'm about to write Episode 7 of AXC. That's halfway through the season. Unlike the original series, I've yet to dislike anything written thus far. I HATED writing Season 1 half the time in the original series due to it being by the books every other episodes, not to mention missed opportunities with characters. Enter The Zone in comparison has been really fun & a lot more enjoyable to write. The characters are great to work with, the challenges are just the right kind of dangerous, the plots thus far are going well & the eliminations have been hitting the right notes.
Now Ep's 3-5 are preludes & set-up to what goes down in Episode 6 - onward....I'll just say it gets real.