Don't let JJ Philbin or Tim Kring or Jeph Loeb write episodes.
They really should go after proven writers hardcore. Any well-regarded ex-Buffy/Angel writers would help, as they've proven they can write the genre well. Losing Brian Fuller really kicked the show in the balls, and they need to get their quality control back asap. Kirng and Loeb are not the people you want in charge of day to day scripting.
I wouldn't mind more of the shape-shifting chick. she was pretty hot too. I'm guessing she's probably there in season 2.Spoiler: