I like that they're letting us get used to seeing new-Phyllis and having her move in small amounts. The suddenness of GH's new-Nina's return and eyes opening as they did was a whole different kind of drama, melodrama and cliche that YR has so far wisely avoided. Nina's return was a B-movie moment. So far, YR has kept things very real and convincing, including with visits to Phyllis and Jack's saying his goodbye. If not handled right, things could go to cartoon melodrama fast, especially given lurking Victor's involvement. To me, things are not dragging with the return of Phyllis. This is one of the things I am admiring about the show right now.