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Adversaries Perry and Hamilton both used the phrase "CLOAK AND DAGGER" to describe this case of Industrial ESPIONAGE. Paul Drake's professionalism is showcased in his use of anti-bugging techniques. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to "PROMOTE THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS BY SECURING FOR LIMITED TIMES TO...INVENTORS THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO THEIR RESPECTIVE...DISCOVERIES [Patents]." Mike Bedard 2.25.15.

Paul Drake gets a lot of air time in this episode. It seemed to me he was on camera almost as long as Perry. Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 25 February 2015.
+ Much of Paul's presence is to allow the demonstration of electronic gadgetry - how often have you been fluoroscoped...and on a first date no less ?!?! - but as is endemic on the show, the effort makes little sense (or perhaps I should say the situation makes little sense): what does a person gain by bugging a meeting they are already attending?? Killjoyed by Notcom, 070517.
>> One might be transmitting to others who are not in attendance, or one might be transmitting to a recording device, for example. jfh
++ Exactly what happened in the episode: to transmit technical information to an outside location. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 1/09/18.

In the Tryon cafeteria, neither the usually chivalrous Perry nor Paul rise from their seats as Dr. Nina Revelli addresses those at the table. jfh 29Mar2018

That meeting sure looks like it is taking place in Perry's apartment, slightly redressed. DOD 03/28/18

My favorite 'victim finding' scene. The dramatic lighting on those three faces and the eerie bubbling tank - as noir as it gets.