What Weldon said. I can see why people might go "bwa?" when they see it because it's unconventional to us, but seriously, there's no reason to be creeped out by it.
Sahara--I'd normally say nothing, but since I was one of the writers, I feel compelled to defend my work (on the internet at that--truly, I'm a glutton for punishment
). We actually quite a lot of consideration into the work and it was not thrown together or whatever. If the style and direction isn't to your liking, well, nothing I can do about that.
As for the tension disappearing when they started talking--well, again, I don't know what to tell you. Obviously, the characters had to start talking eventually. That their opening dialogue would be about what happened was also a given.
But, re: Valanice not yelling up to Graham when she came back, it was rather clearly shown she was out of breath from running there to begin with. She's not exactly the hearty adventuring type her husband is.
Anyways--I don't really want to get into a point by point debate. Just wanted to say my piece in defense of my work and explain a few things.