I have to say the storytelling is so unbelievably poor this season. Considering how loosely they seem to be sticking to the source material they're completely over egging certain narrative strands. The whole thing feels so cloistered with dull side plots and boring characters they seem so desperate to reference for future storylines. Got no issue with them taking as many liberties with the original books as they want, but keep it simple! It's at it's absolute best when it's doing it's 'monster of the week' thing. There's so many side plots at the moment that it feels completely at odds with itself and it's supposed central characters.
The first season was hardly a blueprint for sublime screenwriting and it had it's own issues, but at least it felt it was heading somewhere cohesive.
I would of been very happy with a monster of the week type series with a small portion of each episode revealing a main story that ends on the last episode with a big finale cliffhanger for the next season.