‘Perry Mason’ Season 2, Episode 7: Case Closed
Thanks to a little B&E from his sidekick Pete Strickland, Perry is stuck in hiding the murder weapon and agrees to four months in prison in exchange for being able to see the case through to the end. His partner Della and girlfriend Ginny Ames are waiting for him to come out, but it’s clear he’s worried that his little son doesn’t quite understand.
Our old buddy Holcomb, a crooked cop who worked with Brooks, decided to beat the withdrawal from the casino boat business and set the ship on fire with a Molotov cocktail using his own black tie as a wick. I got it.
Hamm, Della and Anita still live in the closet. Anita watches with a smile as Ham and Della strike a happy couple pose.
But before that, Della confronts Camilla, a woman she once greatly admired, about her rampant criminal activity. Murder, blackmail, smuggling, power, glamour, all the ugly things beneath the shimmering surface of sophistication – the monsters behind the masks. As the FBI investigation looms, Camilla promises Della a reunion. Like Milligan, Team Her Perry made a potentially formidable foe.
Team “Perry” put on an undeniably formidable show. Admittedly, this season was less dark, more psychologically rich, and more about religion and infanticide than its predecessor. However, it is still successful as a work of art in itself. Row of its killer cast — Perry Mason seemed to have a highly entertaining performance around every corner — and that dastardly, surprising, and often terrifying show from new showrunners Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. With a sexy story, it’s a period crime drama. Done right.
It’s two mysteries. As well as questions of who and why, ‘Perry Mason’ captivates viewers with the mystery of her character in the title. How can a victim of a melancholic temperament help himself?