I've always said the SWAT Kats are nothing but lawless v--
...I mean I have often said that Buzz Potamkin, the one who torpedoed that idea (as well as the original ending for When Strikes Mutilor), is a good example of someone doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. His reason for making Falk change it from Feral to T-Bone was asinine and short-sighted (he believed only the SWAT Kats themselves should ever be a major focus), but it pretty much saved Feral from what could've been some pretty awful character assassination.
The fact Falk by his own admission almost quit the show over this (and the change to When Strikes Mutilor), only remaining to do Unlikely Alloys after (as he claims) being specifically asked to by either Davis Doi or Robert Alvarez (I forget which), is odd as well and makes him seem a little immature. I know, I'm one to talk, given some of my own past behavior here and elsewhere, but, eh, it takes one to know one. Falk seems to have matured a lot since then, though, and although he still seems to want to put Feral through the wringer for whatever reason, he at least seems to acknowledge, however tacitly, that it would take a lot more than simply being fired to make everyone's favorite big-chinned Enforcer commander turn evil.
And what's even stranger is that the character development Falk seemed (seems?) so adamant about undoing - that for all his negative qualities, Feral is, at the end of the day, a good guy with a line he refuses to cross - was apparently Falk's addition to Metal Urgency, and an idea he is/was quite proud of (and rightly so), meaning he attempted to undo his own work! I don't get it. When I put the question to him, in, I admit, a leading way, he seemed to agree that his main intent was seeing just how far he could push Feral because he thinks it would interesting, which is fine and all, I guess, but the way he was going to go about it - he gets fired, then seduced by a pretty woman - seemed simplistic.
One could make the same argument about Feral falling for Katrina in Succubus!, but, there, not only is Katrina supernatural in nature, with some implication that she's got some hold over him ("I don't know what spell she's put over you," Felina says), but unlike Turmoil, who he knows is evil when he accepts her offer, Feral is not aware that Katrina is the serial killer plaguing the city when he first meets and falls in love with her, and his affection for her blinds him to the evidence that she's evil and makes him ignore Felina. And he isn't turning evil, just falling for a woman he doesn't know/can't admit is evil, which isn't the same as knowingly joining forces with a woman who doesn't hide her evil intentions.
So, TLDR version:
Feral falling for Turmoil = Out of character because he knows she's bad. Feral falling for Katrina = In character (or at least within the realm of possibility) because he isn't aware she's bad - and she possibly put a love spell or something on him too.
Do we know, though, that this hacker (what's her name, anyway?) is Falk's idea, or something the Tremblays are pushing? How involved is Falk in developing Revolution's story? This is my main issue with it, I guess; that we know so little because everyone involved is playing it so close to the vest for some reason and revealing only little snippets at a time. I don't want spoilers for actual episode plots and story arcs, but some information on who the new characters are going to be and where the original ones are after X amount of time besides "the SWAT Kats are behind the times and need help from a young hacker character" and some vague mumblings about Chance's disappeared test pilot dad Cougar would be nice.