WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Monday’s Perry Mason finale. Read the further information to know more.
Perry Mason’s titular lawyer works hard to keep his clients from ending up behind bars, and that’s exactly where he ended up himself. The Monday Season 2 finale found Perry sentenced to a four-month prison sentence for hiding the gun that killed Brooks McCutcheon, but he won a measure of justice in the courtroom. After exposing the plot to kill Brooks, which led all the way up to LA society’s queen bee Camilla Nygard, Perry got Hamilton Burger to charge one Gallardo brother with Brooks’s murder while letting the other go free. Mateo took the fall for the crime, serving a 30-year sentence with no chance of parole while allowing his brother Rafael to pursue his art school dreams. Della turned Camilla blackmailed stash into the feds, and Perry’s new school teacher girlfriend Ginny Aimes even offered to wait for him until he gets out of jail in the fall.
Perry Mason Season 2 Finale Spoilers
TV Line reached out to co-showrunner Micheal Beglar and executive producers Amanda Burrell and Susan Downey to help us decipher a very eventful season finale, and where Perry might go from here in a potential Season 3. The series has not yet been officially renewed by HBO. Mason which had a decent if not very special first season in 2020, has become one of this year’s best shows, with its excellent cast and thought-provoking themes. It’s a show built on subtleties, so, it’s fitting that the season finale is quiet and clever, raising questions even after delivering answers. The big reveal all came in Episode 7, and in the final installment Perry, Della, Paul, and the rest deal with knowing the truth without being certain that justice will follow.
In the end, Mason and company don’t do anything wild to save Rafael from prison and Mateao from the gallows. Mason falls on his sword for concealing the murder weapon, earning a four-month jail sentence and placating the judge, which keeps the trial going and allows his team to bring their evidence to District Attorney Burger, after getting rid of the blackmail material that Camilla had on the DA. Burger, after some convincing, agrees to do the right thing and investigate Camilla and cut Meteo a deal.
After a quick four-month sentence, Mason should be ready to take on more cases with Della. If Season 2 showed us anything, it’s that the series has the legs to go on for a while, so long as there’s more injustice in Depression-era Los Angeles for Perry to investigate and fight. Thank you for being a patient reader.