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Perry Mason Theory: The Person Behind Brooks McCutcheon's Murder May Be Closer Than You Think

When it comes to "Perry Mason," what makes the titular character so interesting is that he fulfills all aspects of the job whenever necessary. The ultimate good guy lawyer, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys), will go above and beyond if he believes in a client, even bending the rules and playing dirty if that's what it takes to save someone from a fate they don't deserve.

Season 2 of "Perry Mason" sees the titular attorney taking on the case of the Gallardo brothers (portrayed by Fabrizio Guido and Peter Mendoza). A pair of Mexican-Americans who are struggling to survive just as much as anyone else in the recession of the 1930s, the duo appear to be the obvious fall guys for a murder that's clearly way over their heads, whether they were involved in some manner or not.

With that in mind, Redditors over on r/PerryMason are out to crack the case with the evidence they've got from the first half of the latest season. However, fans like u/cloosedagod have their own suspicions. "The boys were actually paid to kill Brooks by Brooks' father, who's involved in some shady business, and Brooks was blowing dad's money," the user theorized.

Fans think they may have cracked the case for Season 2

Though Lydell McCutcheon (Paul Raci) seems to be keeping a close eye on his son in the Season 2 premiere, he might also be the "Perry Mason" character with the most to gain from his son's untimely demise. This is likely why Reddit's private eyes think that maybe the call is coming from inside the house, and Brooks McCutcheon's (Tommy Dewey) own father may have pulled the trigger on him to stop him from wasting money and tanking their assets.

Given how Lydell has faded into the background over the course of Season 2, he does make for a likely suspect to be responsible for the death of his son. Still, other "Perry Mason" viewers suggested that pinning Lydell as the culprit might be too obvious for a show this clever. "That lines up with my thinking," wrote u/TheDeadlySpaceman. "My only problem with it is that it's too damn obvious."

"My very first thought was [that] the dad is behind it," agreed u/GonzoBabe. "But I also know this show isn't going to be straightforward like that." With the first half of "Perry Mason" Season 2 already out, we may have enough clues to solve the case completely, but we won't know whose solution is right until the season concludes.