My main review is up here, at The Geek Girl Project.
I have fewer spoilery things to add here. I do think it will be interesting to see how the division among the Regents works out, since I get the impression they're used to unanimity.
Oh, and I'm betting on the Big Evil of the season being Artie himself, or at least, being a part of Artie. *If* the dream of Claudia attacks him with a knife comes true, it will be because she's trying to stop him from doing or becoming something.