Last night I watched a great Perry Mason. “The Case of Paul Drake’s Dilemma” (Season 6, Episode 3) was one which my Dad would have loved, because it showcased some of the hardboiled side of Drake. When he got punched by a guy he didn’t like, he just grinned and said, “I’m glad you did that!” before laying into him. Now, that’s my Dad.
Drake, of course, is the private investigator that Mason uses almost exclusively in the series to help solve crimes. However, in this episode, we had Drake working a private case of his own in which he gets framed for murder and so Perry Mason comes to his rescue as his lawyer. It was nice to see more of his activities and devote a little more time than usual to his side of life.
Plus, it ends with this awesome scene where Perry allows his morals to kick in the teeth of Mr. Dameron, an asshole client.