Yes! This episode had me at Shannon Sharpe: Alien Hunter! "Used to catch TD's, now I catch ET's!" It's such a random cameo and yet so awesome! Just a shame that he had to go and get shot.
And speaking of random...um...yeah, this show has that occasional tendency to go REALLY over-the-top with character deaths, I've noticed. Scarlet rolling over into a fireplace ranks up there with Roger's Flying Elbowdrop of Head Explodiness!
The B-plot was bordering on average, but damn if Haley beating the shit out of Snot wasn't entertaining!
I, too, noticed that Meg was missing. Couple that with the new-sounding voice of Chris, and I'm paranoid that Mila Kunis may have left the show. I wasn't a fan of the running Sulu gag, but the rest was good.