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Jerome Klee is the most ruthless, vicious character in any of the 271 episodes. This episode is both brutal and whimsical. Excellent dialog, good acting, and a plausible plot (other than the king/child-brother) make this one of my favorite episodes. Submitted by Glovatski Inc, 25 June 2008.
+ I think it's a toss-up between JK & the Hostile Housekeeper in Devious Delinquent for Most Ruthless. Mike Bedard 3.7.15.
Itís easy for many folks on the East Coast to empathize with Rohan, because many property owners are fighting to prevent natural gas companies from drilling via hydrofracking on the Marcellus Shale. You go, old man! Submitted by gracenote, 6/12/2011.
+Not really an apt comparison. In the episode, Rohan doesn't want to prevent Klee from drilling for oil. Once he sells his land to Klee, Rohan wants Klee to drill for the oil immediately so he can make a fortune and pay the bills for everything he has improvidently already purchased. Klee, caring not one whit about Rohan's spending spree, chooses not to drill for the foreseeable future so he can make an even bigger fortune later on. Not an environmentalist in the bunch. Submitted by BobH, 28 December 2015.
++Slight correction: Rohan didn't sell his land, he sold the mineral rights then mortgaged his land. jfh 20Jul2017.
At the beginning of the episode, Allan Winford and his co-worker Dick Yates display remarkable composure as Jason Rohan's two "warning" shotgun blasts come perilously close to their heads and hit the trailer immediately behind them. Jerome Klee was lucky--if only temporarily-- that Winford did not display the same nonchalance later on in the episode as someone takes a potshot at Klee. Submitted by BobH, 1 July 2016.
Perry is appalled by the "ruthless, vicious" character traits of his client, Jerome Klee. Supposedly a good judge of character, Perry never saw this in his client before? Perhaps he needed the $50,000 annual retainer (worth $360,000 today) to pay for all the indigent clients he defended.
Musings by Bill-W2XOY on 08/26/13.
+ Episode 261/266 Parallels: TCOT Scarlet Scandal & Unwelcome Well featured High-Powered clients, High-Priced Lobbyists and Returned Retainers that Perry gave up on Principled ETHICS. Mike Bedard 3.6.15.
My jaw hit the floor at the sight of Della rocking her "little black dress." I've never seen her looking sexier. Submitted by DellaFan, 2/26/2014.
Bad Accent Dept. You'd think that with a name like Edmund Hashim, the actor playing an Arab prince in this episode would have a passable, appropriate accent, but American-born Hashim defaults to that vague Transylvanian lilt so popular in '60s TV. Submitted by francis, 5/2/14.
+Jason Ronan (Paul Brinegar) tells Perry, on a visit to his home, the he and his wife enjoy watching westerns on their new TV. Makes you wonder if he ever happened to catch an episode of "Rawhide"? Submitted by PaulDrake 33. 13 March 2015.
Police Science: Moulage Casts of vehicle tracks were taken at the crime scene; The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook describes an 8-Step Process: Photograph, Mix, Pour, Reinforce, Identify, Remove, Clean, Finish ("Tire Marks," page 51). Mike Bedard 4.1.15
The coin actually looks more like it was from Asia like Chinese rather than in the middle east. Submitted by Perry Baby 2/4/17 //
Was Perry's building named "National Bank of California" in this episode rather than "Brent Building" as earlier (when he pulls up to curb/parks)? Mike Bedard 8.11.2017.