So everyone's out on this one already, or what?
I thought this episode was pretty good. The kid handled his scenes pretty well, and there were a few nice, well-written moments in there. There were a couple questionable plot points, like how did Cooper know when to call the pay phone? But this show always has the nice out: it's a dream, so it doesn't have to make sense!
I'm trying not to fixate on questions about the overarching mechanics of how the two realities / dreams are working, but I can't seem to completely avoid it. Anytime we see these scenes without the main character, I wonder a bit about exactly what is supposed to be happening.