Yes, for all intensive purposes, the 1st two episodes look to be an Intro, and "Discovery" proper starts in the 3rd.
Im happy they put up the 2nd episode right away, as it really flowed well and completed the intro nicely.
Overall this was a very action oriented intro to a new Trek story. Its got a bit of DS9 "Dominion War" feel to it, but its early so we need toes where it goes.
My two nits right out...
1. Lens Flare - most of it is so unnecessary!
2. The Klingon Prosthetics really seemed awkward and I thought kinda got in the way... both for their movement and expression and just to talk... but we're rolling with it.