The future direction of the show was in doubt after this one, but, fortunately, we decided to soldier on with Princes of the Apocalpyse, despite our reservations about it.
Also: if you have a wizard, get fireball at level 3.
You can rain 16d6 of destruction on you enemies over two rounds. Who can say no to that?
As a direct result of this episode, Tim’s next character took the mage slayer feat.
That’s what I like to see.