I know I said before that I wish audio dramas would use more serious voice over narration in their story telling, but there are better ways of expositing, than an info dump. The whole spiel about the garbage service of New York City being the new prohibition was interesting, but wasn’t really relevant to the story. I know there are going to be some people who need an explanation as to why having two guys threaten to take a stop from Carmine, but they already established that without an info dump. I bought into the fact that it was a big deal, I didn’t need the whole story.
I will agree that some plot points need to have proper setup, but I just couldn’t figure out why the whole lecture about collecting garbage being the new prohibition was important to the story being told. I love alternative history as much as the next guy, but it just added fat that needed to be trimmed off. There seems to be a pattern in regards to how the story advances. We only get one advance per episode, which is fine in a (I assume) ongoing series, but when you add in all the exposition/voice over there isn’t much substance.
The production value is top notch, as always, but the episode barely had any meat on the bone. It was mostly just fat.
That being said, episodes 4 and 5 are the best in the season, so don’t think it only goes downhill from here. In fact, it does the exact opposite. But, more on that when the time comes. 😉