Yeah, the deus ex machina tornado or whatever was pretty annoying for me, too. Really lazy writing, imo.
If Aaron is the beginning of what I think he is, it's going to be a fun ride for the rest of the season, if not more. And if this is what I think it is, holy crap, the comic so much more simply and naturally brought us here. No weird god-tornadoes or needless quasi-suicides.