Sherlock Holmes

  • Title: Elementary – Whatever Remains, However Improbable
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“No. We’re much better than that. We’re two people that love each other. Always have been.”

Elementary - Whatever Remains, However Improbable TV review

The aptly-titled season finale of Elementary deals with the FBI’s growing case against Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) for the murder of Michael (Desmond Harrington). With Special Agent Mallick (Parminder Nagra) targeting Watson as the prime suspect given the growing evidence, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) will take steps to protect his partner at all costs (including destroying evidence and confessing to a crime he didn’t commit). The tease of Mallick as a suspect proves to be a nice use of misdirection before the reveal of the true killer, which only puts Holmes in a deeper bind given Watson’s refusal to allow Hannah (Liza J. Bennett) and her father (Aidan Quinn) to face the repercussions of the crime.

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Elementary – Fit to Be Tied

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2018

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  • Title: Elementary – Fit to Be Tied
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Elementary - Fit to Be Tied television review

The penultimate episode of Elementary‘s Sixth Season takes some surprising turns. The serial killer Michael (Desmond Harrington) returns to New York City and a new victim appears soon after. However, things aren’t as they appear. Despite the evidence to the contrary, and the hopes of the FBI nabbing the serial killer, Michael is actually innocent of the crime. However, while still believing the victim to belong to him, Watson (Lucy Liu) delves into Michael’s past and makes a discovery that will make her Michael’s next intended victim.

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Elementary – The Geek Interpreter

by Alan Rapp on September 5, 2018

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  • Title: Elementary – The Geek Interpreter
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Elementary - The Geek Interpreter television review

There are several pieces in play with “The Geek Interpreter” including the return of Rich Sommer as Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) pet mathematician Harlan Emple, the kidnapping of one of Harlan’s graduate students, an elaborate scheme to profit off of land rights, murder, and Watson (Lucy Liu) sticking her nose into Sherlock Holmes’ love life. The later also allows for the return of Alia Attallah as Holmes’ friend with benefits who it seems may turn into something more (although I’m not holding my breath). And, once again, we get another mention of Moriarty. Although she won’t return this season, the final two episodes will return to focus on Holmes’ newest frenemy, I do wonder if we my get to see “the woman” when Elementary returns for its Seventh Season.

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  • Title: Elementary – How to Get a Head / Uncanny Valley of the Dolls
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Elementary - How to Get a Head / Uncanny Valley of the Dolls TV review

Elementary gets a bit cheeky with its latest two episodes. The puntastically titled “How to Get a Head” centers around the discovery of a headless victim whose death initially appears to be linked to the occult. And in “Uncanny Valley of the Dolls” the sole witness to a murder turns out be a sex bot whose memories help Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) catch a killer. In each episode Bell (Jon Michael Hill) is the focus of the B-story, first in the search for a detective to replace him when he leaves the NYPD (foreshadowing some possible trouble for Holmes and the department in the future) and later in and old acquaintance (Ian Hart) of Sherlock holding up Bell’s chances to get into the US Marshals out of spite. While Holmes’ attempt to cherry-pick Bell’s successor may have failed, he proves to have far more success in his carrot and stick approach to removing the vindictive roadblock to Bell’s career change.

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Elementary – Through the Fog

by Alan Rapp on August 8, 2018

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  • Title: Elementary – Through the Fog
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Elementary - Through the Fog television review

After a biological bomb is set-off inside the 11th Precinct, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) work to find as much about the attack as possible. When evidence begins to point that the person who activated the bomb is still quarantined on the floor, the group of suspects narrows as Gregson (Aidan Quinn) and Bell (Jon Michael Hill) begin to look both at the visitors caught in the quarantine and other cops. The bomb going off, and Bell’s heroics while getting a heavy dose of the gas, set a high intensity level for the episode that forces Holmes and Watson to make some dangerous new friends in search for much-needed information. Following an episode that suggested Bell might be on his way out of the department in the near future, the show also manages to offer a plausible chance for him not to make it out of the situation.

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