'Perry Mason' Episode 5 Preview: EB missing from promo, Alice convinces Emily to fight the charges against her
At the end of 'Perry Mason' Episode 4, we saw E.B. (John Lithgow) attempting to kill himself after news of him misappropriating funds to keep his law firm from going under makes headlines. However, we did not necessarily see the man die. In the promo of the upcoming episode, however, E.B. doesn't seem to take part in any of the conversations that Della Street (Juliet Rylance) and Mason (Matthew Rhys) have with Emily Dodson (Gayle Rankin). Does this mean the lawyer is no more? Could that be the reason why Della and Mason have jumped in headlong to help Emily?
The promo also shows Emily out of jail and by Sister Alice's (Tatiana Maslany) side. Until the last time that she has spoken to E.B., it was still difficult for Emily to get bail, but somehow, luck seems to have turned her way as she is now out. How will she deal with the fact that her husband Matthew Dodson (Nate Corddry), who was initially a suspect, has now turned witness? Della in a conversation with Emily tells her substantial proof is being collected to prove her innocence. We also see Mason in a conversation with Emily and Alice, where he tells Emily that he is ready to help her.
He states that she is being framed for her son's kidnapping and murder, which is not right. So he offers to help her and from the looks of it, she seems to accept. However, she does so only after she talks to Sister Alice. She asks Alice what her place in this world really is and if she can really be saved and Alice seems to be the factor that convinces Emily to go all out against the charges that are filed by the District Attorney against her.
Mason's partner Pete is also doing his best to uncover the conspiracy at play here. They are certain that the cops are hiding something huge considering that they had filed a fake report on the death of George Gannon. They had attempted to hide the presence of the fourth kidnapper by removing the evidence of the blood trail that led up to the terrace of the building where the three kidnappers were killed. If Mason is able to find the answer to who had directed the cops to fake reports and why, he might be able to further uncover the truth behind Charlie Dodson's death.
The new episode of 'Perry Mason' drops on Sunday at 9 pm ET on HBO.