As far as season premieres go, it was pretty good. Not my favorite episode ever, but it set up everything for the rest of the season.
It's about time Lucas and Peyton got together. The opening scene threw me off at first, but it was a pretty neat opening. It should be fun watching Lindsay and Lucas interact now that he's with Peyton, especially after the phone message she left for him.
Jamie dancing was one of the cutest things ever. It must be a blast working with that kid on set.
Carrie and Dan seems like a total ripoff of Misery. I'm not sure I like it too much, but I'm sure Dan won't let her win....
All in all, pretty good episode.