I'm tired of the side stories too. This Ifrit shit doesn't hold my interest at all. I like the Faerie story-line but not in reference to Andy, I'd much rather see it's implications for Sooki and Jason.
And I like Salome. She's exactly the kind of villain I like, and I'm willing to bet she's the Sanguinista Leader Christopher Meloni is looking for. I don't buy Nora being a traitor.