I wonder if Alex Graves was left out this season due to the rape scene debacle. It seemed that he was either completely unaware that he had just filmed a rape scene, or was in total cover-up mode.
I can understand D&D not directing as they are probably super busy otherwise. It is interesting that instead of being distributed throughout the season, each director is doing back to back episodes. Hopefully that doesn't end up feeling like 5 two hour movies as a result.