It was good to see some of the old cast members again and I was glad to see more people of color in this iteration of TLW. It's nice to see lesbians in prominent roles and I'm trying to enjoy that without complaining too much about the show's deficiencies.
That said, the Bette running for mayor story line is full of more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese. She can't handle a question about having an affair with a married staffer, so she just walks off the stage. Really? She should have expected to have that come up and been prepared to answer it., even if the questioner was a reporter and not the woman's husband. Saying it was consensual isn't an answer. Even if the woman wasn't married and it was consensual, you don't have sex with an employee you are supervising.
Then Bette goes on Alice's show, which seems to be pretty popular. Bette refuses to answer Alice's question about why opioids are a primary focus of her campaign, saying it is private and she doesn't want to discuss it. Really? You don't need to explain why this is the most important reason to you for your mayoral run? (I'm sure will find out why, but these seem like two really bad starts to her campaign.)
And, IMHO, Kamala Harris would have LOVED to go on Alice's show, with its friendly audience. It may be a local show, but the L.A. viewing area has a much larger population than the entire state of Iowa.