Been watching this too - funny the Jericho connection, that was exactly how I explained it to a coworker not even an hour ago.
Leave it up to a guy named Clayton to be a bad guy :-D
Pope is an interesting character, I like him in this - he adds balance in a messed up world.
I like how the Alien Ships, which we haven't really got a tour of yet, have planted themselves as if docked or moored, unlike the mother ship in District 9. The "Grounding" of the alien ships adds a feel of domination.
I think this may make it a few seasons without jumping the shark too badly. And who knows, they may only be miles from the next BIG resistance, so as said in Galaxy Quest "Never give up... Never surrender!"
P.S. About Galaxy Quest, if you never saw this Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver movie, watch it - it is one of the best Startrek parody kind of movie you'll ever catch - funny and lands on my top ten list :)