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Elementary 3×18, ‘The View from Olympus’: Playing at couch quail within the pied-à-terre

After enjoying a Spring Break hiatus (where Sherlock undoubtedly went to South Padre Island to do keg stands), Elementary is back this week and our boy is a grumpy, sulky git burdened with romantic crises — probably because the bros at Omega Sigma Mu floated their Natty Ice party ball too early and they all […]

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Elementary 3×16, ‘For All You Know’: The persistence of memory

Is Sherlock Holmes a killer?  Elementary is back from a brief hiatus and brings us a really great stand-alone episode that takes a look into our boy’s troubled past with drug abuse, and examines the very fabric of what makes us who we really are in any given moment.  Joan takes on most of the […]

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Elementary 3×15, ‘When Your Number’s Up’: Eat the Rich

The format changes up a bit this week by showing us exactly who the killer is right off the bat, and it’s perennial TV staple Alicia Witt!  You know, the redhead from Friday Night Lights.  And Justified.  And Law & Order.  And The Mentalist.  And House of Lies.  And Ally McBeal.  Okay, you get the […]

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Elementary 3×13, ‘Hemlock’: Joan Watson, heartbreaker

“To err is human; to forgive is divine.” – Alexander Pope The phraseology has an unintended macabre connotation in the context of this week’s case, as an act of charitable forgiveness leads to our victim meeting his maker in a most grisly fashion.  Sherlock, in his solitary malaise due to Kitty’s absence , takes on […]

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Elementary 3×12, ‘The One that Got Away’: At long last, the status quo

This week wraps up the back half of a two-hander, where our intrepid detectives continue the search for the criminal mastermind/kidnapper/rapist/torturer/sexual deviant/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist/all-around evil rich white guy.  That guy’s LinkedIn profile must be amazing.  Anyway, last week was really crap and kinda pointless, as we learned the case about the Albanian sex dungeon (and jeez, what’s […]

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Elementary 3×11, ‘The Illustrious Client’: You get further with a smile and a nightstick than just a smile alone

This week finds us with the first half of a rare two-part tale on Elementary, and I’m sorry to say that it’s a big stinking pile of disappointment.  This is obviously the crescendo Kitty’s narrative progression has been building to, and . . . . the story just kinda fumbles it away.  It’s a dang […]

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Elementary 3×10, ‘Seed Money’: Blood orchids

This week’s Elementary is a lovely romp through the delicate world of botany and home gardening.  It also features a murderous drug cartel, because what’s a day in the garden without a little homicide?  Junior Detective Kitty returns to the forefront after a few weeks on the bench as Sherlock and Joan hunt down clues […]

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Elementary 3×09, ‘The Eternity Injection’: The tedium of sobriety

Take down the tree, pack away the tinsel, and snuff out that menorah: the New Year is here and Elementary is back!  You can leave the leftover cookies, though, I’ll take those.  Thank you.  Mmgphff.  Vrmy gufp.  Fhamks.  Oh, fruitcake?  Oh, no, I couldn’t.  I mean, I could, but I won’t, because fruitcake is awful […]

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Elementary 3×07, ‘The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction’: The Nose knows

Welcome back, friends, to the penultimate episode before Elementary goes on mid-season break!  Ah, mid-season.  That wonderful time of year when instead of our favorite shows, we get old reruns, holiday variety specials starring Carrie Underwood, and lots of football games.  Yawn.  But let us be thankful, in the spirit of the holidays, that we […]

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Elementary 3×06, ‘Terra Pericolosa’: Atlas shrugged

Joan Watson rejoins the fold this week after her (briefly alluded to) lovers’ rendezvous in Copenhagen, and I hope Lucy Liu had a nice week off work.  It’s business as usual back at the Brownstone when Sherlock, Joan, and Kitty are called in to solve the mystery of the missing maps, which sounds like such […]

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Elementary 3×05, ‘Rip Off’: Some people really know how to lend a hand

In a very curiously-scheduled episode of Elementary (seriously CBS, the night of Thanksgiving?  When everyone else is coming down from the meat sweats and watching football in a tryptophan-enduced malaise?  A thousand lashes with a soggy green bean upon you), everyone’s favorite New York-based British detective works a case involving the hand and (eventually) the […]

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Elementary 2×13, “All in the Family”: The Ballad of Detective Bell

Gather ’round, children and you’ll hear tell The harrowing tale of young Marcus Bell, A police inspector who is honest and true And loyal to a fault to his boys in blue. He’ll find bodies and make connections to the mob with his deductions, And have a crisis of conscience when faced with corruption. But […]

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Elementary 2×12, ‘The Diabolical Kind’; Jamie Moriarty, consulting villain for hire

We’re back into the fray after the holiday hiatus, and Elementary throws us neck-deep into the mythos of the show!  We’ve got callbacks from here to London, all points of the show converging here to bring us one ginormously entertaining episode heralding the return of brainy villainess, Jaime Moriarty, AKA Irene Adler, AKA the former(?) […]

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Elementary 2×11, “Internal Audit”: Too many pharaohs in this pyramid scheme

We’re now into week three of the arc concerning Sherlock and Joan’s tumultuous relationship with the NYPD — an arc that, despite not featuring our wonderful peripheral characters from the Doyle canon, has not disappointed in terms of continuing to develop the increasingly nuanced mind and emotions of one Sherlock J. Holmes, Detective Consultant.  I […]

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Elementary 2×10, “Tremors”: Truth and Consequences

After a week-long hiatus to allow us to all burn through the tryptophan-induced coma brought on by American Turkey Week (pt. 1, November edition), Elementary is back this week with a really, really, shockingly good episode.  Even more shocking in that equation is how it doesn’t remotely involve my favorite recurring characters or plotlines.  That’s […]

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Elementary 2×09, ‘On the Line’: Sherlock Holmes? More like JERK-lock Holmes, amirite?

The biscuit-laden gravy train of quality comes to an abrupt halt, its contents lurching and spilling out over the sides of its hold, spilling gravy everywhere, ruining the shrubbery and wasting perfectly good mushroom Béchamel.  And right here at Thanksgiving, too.  Shame, that, as mother’s turkey is usually so inedibly dry.  This week provides us […]

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Elementary 2×08, ‘Blood is Thicker’: Just in time for the holidays, a reminder that family sucks

The gravy train of good episodes keeps a’rolling this week, complete with biscuit wheels.  Of course, these are British-style biscuits I’m talking about, not those soggy wads of chewy buttermilk you’ll find south of the Mason-Dixon at each and every Cracker Barrel you’ll pass once every three miles.  I mean good biscuits, like chocolate HobNobs or […]

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Elementary 2×07, ‘The Marchioness’: I got your canon right here, pal

Holy racehorses, this episode was good!  Maybe too good.  It’s one of those episodes that so beautifully and effortlessly highlights the potential this show has to offer that it makes any episode not striving in this mold to look shabby and half-hearted in comparison.  Not only does this episode masterfully intertwine the A-Plot and B-Plot, […]