this season actually has weight. Everything that happened this season has led to this, including the sperm bank. Where the morgue scene from last season was an American Pie joke at best, the sperm bank was a plot point, and played much more tastefully than they could have.
I agree that the season had weight and a thematic throughline, but you could cut out both the sperm bank and the funeral parlor scenes and it wouldn't make much of a difference to the overall storyline. It would actually free up running time for a lot of other elements that were far more interesting and deserved to be more properly developed. Even in the case of those scenes being necessary, I still believe both of them could've been handled in a different, much better manner than what we got. To me, both scenes were nothing but a reminder of everything that was wrong with the show in terms of style during the first two seasons.