3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Ending ruined the show
kfo9494 from United States
21 November 2011
This episode was a good and interesting story. However it faded at the
end. I felt like I had just been giving an ice cream cone and after the
first lick the cream left the cone and fell on the ground.
As with all 'Perry Mason' episodes, we are accustom to an ending where
someone is painted into a corner and then they confess to end the show
in the time alloted. In this episode we get a mess. It resembled a car
crash than solving of a mystery.
The show begins with a homely looking women hiring Paul to delivery a
very rare coin to a unknown person and follow directions like a
And to make a story short- we have a replica coin maker, a rich coin
collector, a seedy con artist along with our homely Ms Doubleday. Well
the con artist gets shot and Ms Doubleday is seen holding the gun over
the body. And she get Perry to defend her against Mr Burger in court.
So just from this information we know we are going to have replica
coins being sold as original rare coins in the episode. The story was
actually interesting. We have some good acting from the cast and some
good dialog that ties the entire show together in one good viewing.
Then we have the end!
Perry, outside the courtroom, gathers the entire cast and then begins
to explain how and why the murder happened. We are left shaking our
heads because we have to take Perry's explanation of events as fact
even without the slightest evidence of such things ever happening.
Perry wraps the entire case up in that gathering and we are left
befuddled trying to make sense of the entire show.
The first 40 minutes of the show was good. The last ten seemed out of
place for such an interesting story. The ending made the entire episode
seem useless. A middle of the road episode for sure.
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