After visiting MUSIC WENCH's site I wanted to respond to her thoughts and since she doesn't allow comments, and I understand why...I am going to comment here in hopes she may run across this.
I agree with almost everything you said and thought you said it quite eloquently with or without an outline. I loved the fact they gave them a case and let them solve it without personal angst for Bobby or the partners. I too disliked UNTETHERED but I loved Purgatory. Though Eames pissed me off...I believe she made a comment about Bobby not protecting her, but as in SIREN CALL he worked it so she was safely out of harms way.
Everything else you wrote was right on target, and anyone who hasn't visited MUSIC WENCH take yourself there right away. Her comments are intelligent and well written.
I am a fan.