Posts Tagged ‘Sherlock Holmes’

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 2×20 ‘No Lack of Void’: Bovicide was the case that they gave me

This week finds us on solemn ground as Sherlock battling to come to terms with something he’s never dealt well with: the unsolvable mysteries of the human condition. Reeling from the sudden death of a dear friend, Holmes tries (and mostly fails) to reign in his volcanic grief while he and Joan assist Captain Gregson […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 2×06 ‘An Unnatural Arrangement’: Captain Gregson has two marriages

Partnership is the central theme of this week’s episode, and I think it’s more important to focus on the metacommentary of that theme and it’s relationship to the dynamics presented therein than the actual mechanical functioning of the plot, because the plot is ridiculously contrived. Like, “wow, double cray” contrived. Which is a lot, according […]

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Elementary 2×04, ‘Poison Pen’: Two killers, all filler

If last week borrowed from Law & Order‘s “ripped from the headlines” approach, this week takes a page from the salaciousness and handwrung moral grandstanding from its sister show, L&O:SVU.  This, friends, was not a great episode.  Not an insulting or mind-numbing episode by any stretch, but rather just tedious, contrived, and surprisingly lazy, even for […]