I did the same squee when I heard the accent. Actually, it was more like, "Thank you Jesus!" I really love Jamie's natural speaking voice and it has bothered me that having him on tv more will mean hearing his real voice less. I thought it was his voice though. I am tempted to re-watch his Dollhouse episode to see if it was that one, maybe that's what I'm thinking of.
I thought the same thing about the "Seven is good for me." comment. Someone who looks like that is probably not accustomed to a woman saying, thanks but no thanks. Then after the professional-introduction scene, I immediately thought, ah this is the triangle. It'll be interesting to see how that develops.
Now that I've slept on it though, I get what bugs me about Rachel Cook: I think she's too young for the role. Maybe she's age appropriate but she lacks some depth that I expect from my tv-FBI agents. Maybe it's because I am addicted to Criminal Minds, I am just used to women (short or tall) who project strength (Like Kathryn Morris in Cold Case). These women are supposed to have come through a program where the women have to prove themselves on top of all the other work. Rachel reminds me more of "roving reporter"-type. And she's too young for Eric's character. I just don't like it. I thought she looked adorable with Jamie, but I find I prefer the scenes that she is not in.
I agree the pilot was better, the plot just got too convoluted and the wigs were just terrible. This episode had problems, no doubt but the hallucinations are my biggest gripe. They have to do something more when it comes to his hallucinations. He should be more horrified, frightened, something more than just frozen. The hallucinations felt more like ghosts and I felt let down.
Last point: Love the blue jumper and am I the only one who thought he looks like Robert Redford in his first scene?