After the Black Zero Event and the Nairomi incident, both involving Superman, a hearing was held to hold Superman accountable for his actions and the deaths of people involved. Purrington was on the panel next to Senator June Finch and Senator Barrows who began the hearing. Shortly after it started however, a bomb exploded from Wallace Keefe's wheelchair killing everybody in the vicinity, including Purrington.
- Patrick Leahy is a real life US Senator.
- Leahy also appeared in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises in minor roles.