Liking this arc but it's dragging out way too much. Next, AIDA's gonna trick them into thinking they've really left the Framework BUT THEY"RE STILL IN IT!!!1! OH NOES!!!1!
Learn when to let a story go, writers. I "needed" about three episodes of this one, tops. Back to reality.
But I have to say, although the length of the arc is tiresome, each episode is really nailing it of its own accord. No wasted space, no needless parts, very lean and feisty storytelling, enjoyable and jaw-dropping by turns. Couldn't find a flaw in a single performance.
I just wish that same, succinctly aggressive storytelling we're seeing per episode could be applied to the overall story arc - nothing wasted, story gets told before it gets old, and we're moving on, moving on. No story loitering, writers! A rolling stone gathers no moss and your story's looking a little green...