This episode was a lot more cohesive in the sense of the group sans Christy finding its own rhythm instead of trying to frantically write around her departure. It's the first one this season that felt truly natural to me.
Ironically, though, Bonnie's lead story did at times feel like the writers were straining to fill the time. Some of it was great, like Bonnie really not grasping that she'd been a groupie to some minor band that no one else remembered, or Rob asking if they maybe had a daughter who needed college money. You know from the stories they've told that the old Bonnie would have tried to take that and run with it.
The best by a mile, though, was the Adam and Tammy story. As a woman of more than average height myself, it never would have occurred to me to parallel that to Adam's life as a "person who doesn't fit" but it totally worked and highlighted what an empathetic thoughtful person Tammy is. It also makes Bonnie look much worse by comparison. There have now been enough incidents with him over the seasons where Bonnie came off as incredibly thoughtless at best to Adam's day to day challenges, if not borderline abusive. I wonder if that's a deliberate choice by the writers that may be going somewhere or whether we're supposed to see it just as a reminder that at heart Bonnie has not been a good person much of her life and still sometimes shows some rather nasty edges.