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Elementary 3×04, “Bella”: I think, therefore I am a suspect

What does it mean to be human?  Is consciousness and self-awareness the same thing?  Does an emotionless act make us inhumane?  And most importantly, where’s the beef?  Questions like these are the lofty fodder we find ourselves grappling with this week in what is one of Elementary’s most esoteric and thought-provoking episodes, wherein we dig […]


Elementary 3×03, ‘Just a Regular Irregular’: “We’re just here for the math.”

I never did like math, much.  I wasn’t great at it in school even at a young age, unless I had a calculator.  Later developmental specialists would tell me I had something called “dyscalculia,” which is basically math dyslexia.  As long as I could input numbers into a calculator that would do the actual formulations […]


Elementary 3×01, ‘Enough Nemesis to Go Around’: The tenuous independence of Joan Watson, P.I.

Velcome, velcome!  Do sit down and have a nice warm glass of blood, um, . . . I mean . . . cocoa.  Yes, cocoa.  Warm, salty, hemoglobin-rich cocoa.  Or whatever.  It’s the day after Halloween, whaddya expect?  For Dia de los Muertos, it’s festively raining bodies down elevator shafts this week on Elementary‘s season […]


Elementary 2×24, ‘The Grand Experiment’: Every new beginning . . .

The second season of Elementary draws to a close with the culmination of the over-arching plot involving Mycroft and MI6, as Sherlock and Joan explore the unravelling of their partnership in efforts to discover the identity of the double-agent within British Intelligence framing the elder Holmes for treason and murder.  It’s an episode full of […]


Elementary 2×23, ‘Art in the Blood’: A Disarming Personality

The penultimate episode of the second season explains everything about Mycroft’s clandestine goings on and sets the stage for what’s sure to be a finale full of twists, turns, and at least one explosion, as the brothers Holmes sort out beeves both personal and professional and Joan gets all wishy-washy on her feelings towards Sherlock’s […]


Elementary 2×22, ‘Paint It Black,’: The Brothers Holmes

The concluding half of our two-parter is actually just the middle act of a multi-episode arc that likely closes out our season, as we find out how Mycroft’s nefarious connections to the French mafia ties into Joan’s abduction . . . or do we?   (Hint: no, no we do not)  The brothers attempt to […]


Elementary 2×21, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”: Without peer

The Elementary company builds to the climax of the second season with the first of a two-parter that weaves myriad mysteries and revelations around each other in a tremendously satisfying episode this week, as Watson & Holmes attempt to solve a double homicide that may be much more complicated than at first glance.  Brother Mycroft also […]

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Elementary 2×18, ‘The Hound of the Cancer Cells’: The incredible shrinking Joan Watson

So let’s get something out of the way really early-like: just what the stuff is going on with the way this show is treating Joan this season?  Sure, this episode was yet another largely filler episode, and sure it had a few redeeming factors in the B-plot revolving around Detective Bell’s attempt to get a witness […]

Elementary 2×17, ‘Ears to You’: A chop off the old back

Through its almost two season run, Elementary has proven itself time and again as one of the few high-end broadcast productions dedicated to embellishing the crime procedural formula with unique characters and engaging stories that grow our protagonists (and a few antagonists, as well) in organic, interesting ways as the series develops.  We’ve watched anxiously […]


Elementary 2×16, ‘The One Percent Solution’: The game(cock) is afoot!

While NBC’s dastardly Olympic plot managed to keep our heroes off the airwaves for a brief interlude, no force on earth is strong enough to keep the combined intellects of Holmes and Watson off the case for too long a tenure (Johnny Weir’s wardrobe game notwithstanding, because . . . dang,  yo).  We’re back in […]


Elementary 2×15, ‘Corpse de Ballet’: Two halfs and the homeless

It’s a mystery in two parts!  He he he.  Well, bad title puns aside, it’s a filler episode through and through, though we were really due for one, weren’t we?  The last one we had was way back in October, and this blows that one away into tiny boring little pieces.  It’s chock-filled with standard […]