OK, here we go:
First off, the show is really bushing the boundaries when it comes to being formulaic. Like, wow. I thought I wanted this show to be formulaic - something I could sit down and just enjoy every week, see some weird shit happen. But this is repetitive almost to the point of farce. Every single goddamn episode, it's something Walter's worked on. He doesn't remember what it is, everyone runs around pointlessly for a while, at the end he remembers how to fix their problem. Occasionally Charlie calls them up and magically hands them some names and addresses. And now we've got the exact same thing happening just with Olivia - it's like they really can't figure out any method to move an episode forward without someone suddenly remembering the answer. I don't think there's been a single episode that hasn't been solved without the deus ex machina of someone's clouded memory spitting out the solution. I'd rather the generic "investigation" phase of every other show to this bullshit.
Futhermore, the shows weekly antagonists are painfully fucking stupid. The complete overuse of wacky technologies kills me. And I'm not talking about all the main, episode centric big events, I get those - they're field experiments. That's fine. It's the stupid little, utilitarian purposes bad guys always use other techs for. It's like if you gave a lightsaber to these guys, they'd try and cut the chicken roast with it. They're fucking idiots. Take, for instance, two episodes ago, with the woman with the flashing lights. So, you've got these magic lights. They put people into a trance instantly. Great, that's fantastic. If this was a military operation, that'd be really useful. But as it is, just fucking hit the guy over the head with something. Or inject him with sedatives. Or shoot him. Anything except this one specific technology that you developed yourself, that no one else on the planet has, and that you've used repeatedly before. I mean, are you trying to get caught? If these fucking douchebag criminals didn't just use their single magic power for every crime they commit, they'd never, ever be caught. As it is, the FBI just has to look up for any other crimes involving whatever new technology is being used this week, and they get their guy instantly. How can all these scientists be so goddamn dumb?
Also on that note, put on a fucking wig, or at least some sunglasses, lady. Every single victim and witness describes her as looking the same? Amateur.
Finally, the most worrying thing about this most recent plot flaw is that it's the first chance the writers have even had to fuck up the plot. There have been two plot episodes - the pilot, where they're writing all the rules and hence can't be "wrong", and this one, where they drop the ball. That does not bode well for the future if they plan to make things more plot-centric. If the very first time you see someone do something is fucked up, even if it's only fucked up slightly, yeah, you should worry.
As much as I like the concept, and as much as I've enjoyed some of the episodes, I just don't see this show going anywhere good. Either they'll stick with the week-by-week formula, which will surely tire even the most stubborn of viewers, or they'll try and tackle some real plot, which I just don't think they can handle.