Those of you confused about when the show may start please remember that the show premiered in March 2011. That is still winter so I wouldn't be surprised if it was about that time next year.
I wonder if the South Carolina film initiatives have anything to do with a possible location shift. The state used to give subsidies and tax breaks to films/tv shows that film in South Carolina. That was up for consideration. I'm not sure if they reversed those incentives or not, but if it did, it would make sense that they might want to film elsewhere (maybe closer to home).
I liked the episode. I'm sad to see Fort Marshall go. It's where Jeremy and Amanda are and it has become such a huge part of the show. Them bring able to film on a closed army base really helped with the authenticity IMHO. I'm not sure what will happen next, but I'm glad the show will continue even if it is a new location.