Yes, much fun and weirdness to be had, as is in this show's wheelhouse. Loved seeing Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime!), I hope they bring him back. They continue to hit the mark with the guest casting.
For me Edrisa is usually a little, shall we say, extra (i.e., a little of her goes a long way - this is a not a reflection on the actress, who is great, but more how the character has been written). But I liked her a lot in this episode, I am glad they gave her more to do than (somewhat embarrassing) fan-girling over Malcom, and glad they gave more insight into her character. Glad she, not he, ultimately saved the day.
Enjoyed the moments between Malcom and Dani too and the strengthening of that friendship. I still think, if he were paired with anyone (although my pref is still he takes care of his shit before any romantic relationships), she is the one that there is the strongest connection/chem with; they feel like more equals while his relationship with Edrisa just comes off as so crushy/unbalanced to me. But, you know, different strokes...
Yeah, I was in college back then and even if you did have a cell phone, it wasn't like today where it is something you take with you everywhere and use all the time. So, of the many unrealistic, "must suspend belief" aspects of the show I don't think this is really a big one.
So, Eve is back. yay....?... I at least hope she will push forward some resolution on the girl in the box.