I had to laugh at Kelsey's floating head, it felt as if the writers were showing shade at the wardrobe department for putting Hillary Duff in all those horrible boxy, neck-eating outfits.
The show starts to remind me of Blue Bloods when it tries to sell me the idea that NY is just an urban Walnut Groove where everybody knows everybody. Millennial and Mercury are both operating on the world's biggest publishing market - having them compete over the same handful of authors over and over again makes little sense. Even in the bubble that is NY there's got to be more choice.
And yep, the competition plot is getting boring. I guess it's supposed to emulate classic screwball comedies but it's devoid of all the charm (and sadly sexual tension) that made those work.
Diana got the best lines and sub-plot - although her not bringing up female conductors ties to Charles when her name was first mentioned made no sense.