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New Show Recap: Elementary 2.24, “The Grand Experiment”

As season finales go, this was as good of a season finale for THIS show as any I’ve seen for any show. It just fits the specific tone and dynamic of Elementary. It doesn’t rely on shocking twists and a hyped run up to the end of the season; instead, it deals in emotional payoffs […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×23 “Art in the Blood”

Oh, how the plot thickens and twists, albeit not in a way I necessarily like, but that’s what happens when you’re a viewer. This season has had its ups and downs for me, though the show remains one of my favorites. 

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×22 “Paint It Black”

So, I have to confess that I screwed up in last week’s review when I said it was the penultimate episode. I messed up the dates and we in fact have until May 15th before the show goes on summer break.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×21 “The Man with the Twisted Lip”

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? 

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×20 “No Lack of Void”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×19, ” The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2.18, “The Hound of the Cancer Cells”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary, 2.17, “Ears to You”

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.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×16, “The One Percent Solution”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×15, “Corpse De Ballet”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×14 “Dead Clade Walking”

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 […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×13 “All in the Family”

I have a confession. I might have paused this episode five seconds in to stare at Jonny Lee Miller in a tux for a few minutes. I may have done the same thing with Lucy Liu in that ballgown. What can I say? I have a weakness for beautiful people in formal wear.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×13 “The Diabolical Kind”

After a very short hiatus, our favorite detectives are back and confronting their main nemesis from last season. Yes, Jamie Moriarty, played by the absolutely exquisite Natalie Dormer, is back and generally making things a bit more cloudy than usual.

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2×11, “Internal Audit”

Given that this is the last episode before the winter hiatus, this week’s showing was a bit quieter than previous episodes, though a meeting at the end could change the trajectory of the show going into the last half of the season. Plus, Natalie Dormer is back as Jamie Moriarty in the first episode of […]

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New Show Recap: Elementary 2.09, “This is the Line”

This latest episode is arguably the creepiest we’ve had in a while, and I think that’s largely because we knew the guilty party within the first five minutes; the rest of the episode was just a cat and mouse game.