Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 7 of 7)
Summary of Part 7
The battle with Spence is over, but there is still a lot of psychology involved in how Richard treats his girlfriend’s questions and in how he and Walt handle ‘Thank-yous’.
Women are from Venus…
Helen wants to know how Richard hurt his hand, but Richard doesnt want to tell her about his day. What does this show you about Richards beliefs about men and women?
Dont thank me
Whats the problem with doing a favour for your friend? Well, your friend then feels obligated to return the favour. How do you pay someone back for saving your life? This is the dilemma that complicates Richard and Walt’s telephone conversation.
Listen and try to figure out…
~ why Richard behaves the way he does with Helen and Walt.
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Richard is quite typical of what a man should be in the 1950s. Why doesnt he tell Helen what happened to his hand? And why do Richard and Walt get upset with each other over the phone? Share your understanding of the psychology behind these conversations in the comments below.