I guess I wasn't alone in hating all that took place in the show's horribly-paced season two, as last week's season premier, in which we got the first two episodes of the new "chapter", pretty much decided to ignore everything that happened after the first season ended.
As an outsider, I guess, as someone who has never really been all that drawn into the show (but why watch it then, Jeff? What a good question!), I find it both a little funny and a little patronizing that they've decided to revive nearly every single plot point from season one. It's like the producers are saying "hey! Remember all that cool stuff that made you watch us in season one? Well...it's just like that, but MORE!"
Funny stuff. I guess the ratings for the premier weren't quite what the network was expecting, and that's surprising given how much hype the show has been getting. I guess season two's Wonder-Twin-themed production put more people off than I realized.