The way this season is progressing so far, it's slowly but surely becoming one of my favorites next to Recollection's and Project Freelancer. Having watched a majority of the series again, I feel RvB kinda lost its footing with the Chorus Trilogy. There were certain elements that I enjoyed, like development Tucker's character received, though the writing as a whole didn't really pull me in like the prior two arcs. I found the villains kinda bland, the plot twists forced, certain plot holes riddled within the last season, and many of the jokes fell flat.
Season 15 so far seems to be embrace the tone of the first 10 seasons, acknowledging the satirical-comedy based origins of the show all the while delivering an intriguing story and characters.
That little interaction between Wash and Carolina was very touching and displayed a side of the two that hadn't been previously seen much.
I found the 'twist' with Temple exceptionally well done. It wasn't dropped like a rock like the twist with Felix, rather effectively built up and taking the show down a darker path. The fact that a simple Sim Trooper was able to incapacitate all those Freelancers legitimately sent chills down my spine. I'm interested to see what direction Nicolosi takes with the character.