Is it spicier or is it not? A lot of story beats did repeat between issues, but the stakes have definitely been raised. Subtle continuity continues to place this miniseries somewhere between Sadie Killer and Letters to Lars, and we can say with complete certainly that this is before Reunited (but really, would Barb still be forgetting Sadie didn’t work at the Big Donut at that point?).
Issue #3 promises to be quite the middle of the miniseries though.