When this episode began, I worried that it was going to be one of those "false reality" episodes. You know what I'm talking about - the hero wakes up in a nightmarish version of his world that is obviously not real but that we must nevertheless endure for a whole hour. Fortunately, "Perdition" didn't stick to the formula. We learned early on that Richard was stuck in the Valley of Perdition, and thankfully we didn't have to spend too much time in his false reality. Instead, the episode wrapped up Sister Nicci's story from last week and the Cara-Leo story as well. The question is, how successfully were the stories resolved?