There’s a part of Hunter that wants to take Ellis down right now…but the truth is, Hunter understands. Ellis was doing his job in looking for Hunter and The Revenger…and Hunter was lying to Ellis just as much as Ellis was lying to him. Also? Hunter doesn’t really want to add anyone to the list of people he needs dead. That said, if Ellis was putting up a fight here, Hunter wouldn’t think twice about trying to take him down.
(I just wanted an excuse to use “cotton” as a verb.)