With the first half of this season winding down (only two episodes left this summer), hard decisions have to be made. For Sara, it is letting go of Neal, whom she knows will only cause her trouble. For Neal, it is lying to Mozzie about Peter having the manifest. The cat and mouse game that Neal and Peter have been playing seems to have come to a detente now that Neal made his choice, but there are always issues out of their hands. Mozzie, for instance, is still intent on selling the art and unlike Neal, has no attachments. Something will happen soon and it probably won't be pretty.
"As You Were" is a Jones episode, something that has been coming for a long time (now we only need to wait for an Elizabeth episode), and it works fine. We get to know Jones's backstory and how he was almost married to his best friend's wife, and Neal gets to poke fun at his nickname, CJ, as well as connecting with regard to relationships. The plot seemed a little more out there than usual, with armed mercenaries in New York high rises, but it's not a big deal.