Gene Purdy has certainly had his ups and downs in the past, but this time he really became exposed...and not just in a bad light. They really dealt with the friend/foe relationship between Purdy and Johnny. It wasn't surprising to learn that Purdy had more self-motivated dealings, but it was good to see that he learned from his mistakes. Johnny stood his ground too.
This was also a well-directed episode...hopefully they let John L Adams direct more in the future.