Though I figured it was a nickname, I still checked "Pete" on wookieepedia to see if he was really a SW character. What do you have against Jefferson Starship? Oh, wait. I could answer that for you. This can't be said enough. To be honest, that's just an inherent weakness of the television medium. Every medium has strengths and weaknesses; for television, you of course have the advantage of visuals, but you have a rather strict time limit to meet. So, where a novel can describe everything if it wants, with TV the viewer has to assume things happen off screen, unless you want every storyline to be a long arc that shows a lot of the mundane. But I haven't seen the episodes in question, so I don't know how it's done. I'm generally not impressed with TCW writing, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in some areas.