and the series yet again confronts the issue of faith as the church plays a unique role in Johnny's life.
Johnny feels somewhat obligated toward the religious, as his mother was extremely dedicated to Reverend Purdy and his mission. But at the same time, Johnny feels that faith has let him down. Understandable...but at the same time, Johnny turns to faith for inexplicable reasons. He confides in father Brendan about his guilt, and he leads him to do the right thing - just a tad too late. The ever-obnoxious Sheriff Turner has ignorantly approached Sarah about some more issues about Walt and his death. But of course, she makes a lame attempt to comfort Sarah, by saying how she "knows how difficult this must be especially since Johnny..." knew that Walt was going to die! So yet again, something steps in the way of Sarah and Johnny's relationship. Faith, however, plays an interesting role in this episode. At first, faith seems to be the enemy - a religious man blatantly accuses the devil of performing evil through Father Tony. Johnny is in denial and continues to search for answers. But as Johnny comes to realize, Father Brendan's faith in Father Tony has been wisely placed and of pure motive. Although Father Tony himself cannot say he is of pure motive, as he commits adultery with a follower of the church. The woman's husband Bryan sees this as an ample opportunity to kill his wife and frame Father Tony, which works - for a little while. Though Johnny initially condemns Tony, he later realizes his mistake, and correctly leads the police to Bryan. But he faces on more problem - Sarah. She knows the truth, and in a moment of anger, she asserts that they have no future together. She feels as if she has been betrayed by Walt, who didn't tell her about a mysterious property he bought and was in the process of renovating, and Johnny, who lied about seeing visions of Walt's death. She's in a unique position as she feels as if she's lost the only two men she's ever loved. Life has been cruel to her, and only seems to pour salt in her wounds. meanwhile...we await the return of Bruce and Reverend Purdy...well, Bruce has gone away with his crazy, celebrity-filled, rakin-in-the-moola physical therapist job, somewhere...and Purdy? well...we don't know. But we do know that Bruce makes an appearance next week! woot woot!