So, we’ve arrived at the penultimate episode of the season and we are finally getting some action on the mystery that began at the start of the season; what the hell is Mycroft up to? Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×21 “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
This week’s episode is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we have a brilliant performance by Jonny Lee Miller as he moves through the grief of losing a long time friend to drug addiction. On the other, we have the first introduction of magical realism in the series as Sherlock is visited by the spectre of his old friend. For a series that deals so much in the verifiably real, no matter how fantastic it seems, the introduction of a trope that is somewhat supernatural just feels…off. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×20 “No Lack of Void”
We are back!! So, after a hiatus to make way for March Madness (moment of silence that my beloved Florida Gators are not playing for the championship) we have a new case, mentions of the elusive Mrs. Hudson, and Clyde makes an appearance. The episode also gets into some of Joan’s past as a doctor when it’s discovered she has a connection to Andrew Colville, a presumed serial killer. So much of Holmes’ backstory and everyday life is fleshed out, but I sometimes feel that we know very little of Joan’s past and what she does in her spare time.
This is one of the few times that the show has explicitly referred to the original Arthur Conan Doyle canon (the episode’s title is a play on the story, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”) However, besides the title and a reference to a cancer-finding device referred to as, “The Hound,” this episode has little in common with the original story. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2.18, “The Hound of the Cancer Cells”
I have a confession, I found this episode a bit lackluster and indicative of a problem I’ve been having with the show for much of the season; mainly, Joan Watson has become more of a device for the male characters to work out their man-pain. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary, 2.17, “Ears to You”
We’re back! After a hiatus that coincided with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on NBC, we get a bit of continuity from earlier in the season. Gareth Lestrade is back and smarmier than ever as he takes his addiction with the spotlight one step further and uses a patchwork of Holmes’ techniques to make a name for himself in the consulting detective business. While Holmes tries to keep above it all, one can tell he’s peeved that Lestrade is taking credit for his hard-won techniques. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×16, “The One Percent Solution”
So it does happen to even the best show. There is always an episode, usually right before the sweeps, that just falls a little flat. Well, this is one of those episodes and it’s a shame, really; because this is an episode where we see Joan Watson handle a case almost entirely on her own with little help from Sherlock. It’s also an episode where we see a more sleazy side of Sherlock and I don’t really like it. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×15, “Corpse De Ballet”
After an unexplained two week break, our favorite pair of consulting detectives is back in a case that involves dinosaur skeletons and the world of illegal smuggling. There’s also a nice dose of character growth and stretching for Sherlock as he learns that acting as a sponsor is not as cut and dry as he had hoped. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×14 “Dead Clade Walking”