For me, this is the NY I have been waiting for since the beginning of last season. Season 6 was such a disappointment to me that I stopped watching. The characters were all over the place and the writing was so stale that it became boring to watch. I came onto this premiere wondering if NY could make a comeback, and to me, it certainly did! This premiere started with a bang and kept on going. They didn't miss a beat and they introduced a new character brilliantly. This felt like the NY of old, the NY that I fell in love with. And this premiere felt new and refreshing, like NY had a reboot and was back running again, and I am glad! This is the NY I was wishing for, not the drool-worthy season of last year. And considering the difficult circumstances that NY had to deal with, I think they transitioned quite well and was able to reintroduce and reinvent the characters of the old crew. It's about time they go back to focusing on the characters again. People can say what they want, but to me, NY is back on track again!! And to all those who are upset over Stella's departure and how they wrote her out, well personally, I can't feel much sympathy. She chose to leave, she didn't come back to film any episodes, she put the show in a difficult situation where they had to scrap 6 scripts and re-do them (as a writer myself, I know just how hard it is to get write scripts, redoing them completely is a pain in the butt). I say the quick transitioning and right back into the game is a much better introduction. Why should the show wallow on about Stella being gone. She's gone, deal with it, and get it over with. Life goes on. Oh and really, Don needs a hair change!!!!!!! Why is that hair looking like that!?!??! Did Don Flack go back in time or something? That's like my Dad's hair when he got married over 20 years ago!!