Yes, Laurie was all of those things, but there was nothing there like love and feelings. His Dad spoke like a dictionary and his Mum was out with the faeries, and on their separation he fell between and was lost, allowing his evil side to flourish.
Well, was Lee there or not? I assumed he had in fact been there and that he was killed too, but perhaps, it was the evil he represented which was purged.
Ticking over, just about.