I hope you get to catch it again, I'm sure they will rerun it ESPECIALLY if they do make a season of it.
There were three cliff-hangers that I thought strange until I realized they were setting it up for a series. It follows in the tradition of all the new shows like The 4400, Heroes and others where New charactors or new Items (in this case) can be featured each week, giving them lots of flexibility to write shows. This new trend in series making does keep the writing fresh.
Older series like ER, Law and Order have always followed a given staff of charactors and the new people come and go week to week - now the STARS tend to be those who are spot-lighted in a single show, not the reoccuring actors that reside in a series.
It is obvious that TV is shifting their content from cop dramas like CSI, Close to Home, and other who-done-its, to the more paranormal like Ghost-Watchers, Medium, The 4400, Uerika, Heroes, Jericho, etc. Even comedy shows like Psych are hits. Likely the best show of them all is The Dead-Zone, it truly sticks to its beliefs and has strong messages and great story-lines.
I think this isn't necessarilly a TV thing, but a thought change in people. I'll continue this thought (because it is lengthy and sort of WAY off topic) in the DARKSIDE called MAN'S EVOLUTION - hope you read it Kathy :)