When Perry introduces proof of who the industrial spy was, Burger should have withdrawn the charges against Perry's client until he could figure things out. As he made clear in his opening statements, the state's entire case rested on the premise that Perry's client murdered Lehigh because he was about to be exposed as the spy. Once it was clear he wasn't the spy, Burger's case was hanging by a thread. He even objected when Perry implied that the spy might be the murderer! Considering espionage was such a key part of his case, his objection was almost comical.
Burger is getting more obnoxious with every episode. He yells at everyone; his own witnesses, the judge, even family members of the victim. We have seen Perry's law license constantly threatened by everyone. What about Burger's? Just once I would love to see him in front of the Bar Association for his crass behavior. It's not representing the people of California to be a jerk to everyone in court. With his theater background, perhaps this is William Talman's way of showing his acting skills. However, there's very little nuance from week to week. Burger desperately needed a wife to mellow him out. LOL Submitted by DellaMason
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. Tryon Labs uses Della’s filing system - individual drawers for the first twelve letters of the alphabet. 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.
Dr. Scranton looks a lot like Henry Kissinger in this episode. Submitted by HamBurger, 08/08/2020