It was pretty good. Travis's triple kill, Nick and the zombie's eyes...they amped up the stakes a bit. Think the writers ran out of ways to make Chris annoying so they killed him
I wasn't over-impressed with the border patrol thing...wtf are people still stopping other people from moving around during a zombie apocalypse? How much of a hardcore racist \ idiot do you need to be to still be worried about Mexicans coming over and taking dishwashing jobs during the end of days? I didn't buy that too much...hopefully it's just a gang of opportunist sadists (which I'd buy more) than border patrol.
Gonna say yes. The pace has a taken a big uptick in 2nd half of S2 & esp in S3 so far. Interlinking stories pretty well done also. Series is maturing nicely. I personally have no qualms recommending it.