Yeah this has always been my problem with the show, too much filler. They even literally said they didn't have anything to do, so they could work a case... same thing happens every season when the main storyline is on hold for some reason. This latest episode seemed to be "inspired" by IT. That scene with the vending machine was basically Georgie's encounter with Pennywise. Also all those flashbacks of them being kids when they first encountered the monster and defeated it... It was okay, but I thought it felt a bit lazy.