Sherlock Holmes

Elementary – When Your Number’s Up

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2015

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  • Title: Elementary – When Your Number’s Up
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Elementary - When Your Number's Up

Watson‘s (Lucy Liu) return to the brownstone isn’t without a few issues as Joan can’t help but notice Sherlock Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) oddly considerate behavior to make his partner feel more at home all the while protecting her against what he fears may be a rash reaction to Andrew’s murder. As the pair stumble along their reunion under a single roof the detectives are brought into the case of multiple murders all tying back to those who would have received compensation from a pending wrongful death case and whose killer (Alicia Witt) has left a sum of money they believe each victim’s life is worth.

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Elementary – The Female of the Species

by Alan Rapp on February 16, 2015

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Elementary - The Female of the Species

With Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) out of the country and Watson (Lucy Liu) mourning the murder of Andrew she knows, but cannot prove, was ordered by Elana March (Gina Gershon) from the prison cell where Watson put her, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) elicits the help of Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) for his latest case involving the theft of a pair of pregnant zebras from the local zoo. Their investigation will lead to the discovery of an extinct quagga bred from one of the zebras which would catch quite a price on the black market.

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Elementary – Hemlock

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2015

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Elementary - Hemlock

As a frustrated Watson (Lucy Liu) comes to the conclusion that Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) may have been right about her love life, the two detectives accept a new case involving a former lawyer who had become a debt collector after being fired from his firm. With a suspect pool that includes thousands of angry potential murderers all drowning in debt, Holmes and Watson begin searching for a needle in a haystack beginning (and ending) back at the lawyer’s former firm.

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Elementary – The One that Got Away

by Alan Rapp on January 31, 2015

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Elementary - The One that Got Away

Although Kitty‘s (Ophelia Lovibond) attacker stands revealed there is little to evidence other than her word to tie the man (Stuart Townsend) to a series of kidnappings, tortures, and murders of young women in both New York and London. It doesn’t help that Gruner expertly plans Watson (Lucy Liu) and the NYPD by firing his new investigator before he is questioned by the police making it appear, at least from the outside, as if the accusation is nothing but a slanderous reprisal. Returning to the themes of vengeance used in the First Season episode “M,” “The One that Got Away” bring Kitty face-to-face with her abuser offering her the same opportunity that Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) ultimately walked away from.

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Elementary – The Illustrious Client

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2015

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  • Title: Elementary – The Illustrious Client
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Elementary - The Illustrious Client

Since her introduction as Sherlock Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) new protege in the Third Season premiere we’ve been left to wonder the exact nature of the traumatic events which caused Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) to meet the famous detective in London and convince him to take the smart but troubled young woman under his wing. After being teased with offhand remarks and brief mentions about her assault and kidnapping the other shoe finally drops when the body of a new victim shows up in New York with the same distinct scars Kitty still carries on her back.

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Elementary – Seed Money

by Alan Rapp on January 18, 2015

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Elementary - Seed Money

While learning Watson (Lucy Liu) is taking a job as an investigator for an insurance company and while contemplating promoting Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) from protege to his new partner, Holmes and friends investigate the murder of a highly-skilled bioengineer whose talents ran from cloning a near-extinct flower and supplying a local gang with marijuana.

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Elementary – The Eternity Injection

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2015

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  • Title: Elementary – The Eternity Injection
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Elementary - The Eternity Injection

While looking into the disappearance of an old acquaintance of Watson (Lucy Liu), Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) uncovers other victims killed due to their involvement in an illegal drug trial. Piecing together the clues from the nurse’s notes and the victims’ brain damage, Holmes and Watson work backward to find the man (Dakin Matthews) responsible for the trial and the murders needed to cover up his attempt to stave off his impending death a bit longer.

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Elementary – End of Watch

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2014

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Elementary - End of Watch

The murder of a police officer brings all of the department’s resources to bear including Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), Watson (Lucy Liu), and Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) who uncover some unsettling news about the victim’s drug habit and the lengths he took to try and pay for it. When a second patrolmen is killed soon after, with no ties to the now disgraced first victim, Holmes and his team work to find a connection and uncover what is really going on.

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  • Title: Elementary – The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction
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Elementary - The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction

While running into an old flame that makes her reconsider her current long-distance relationship, Watson (Lucy Liu) helps Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) on a case of a missing woman which becomes far more interesting than it initially appears. Connecting the disappearance of their client’s sister with several other unsolved crimes, all of which share one bizarre common characteristic (an odor of nutmeg found at the crime scene), Holmes deduces they aren’t looking for a single killer but an expert cleaner destroying any evidence of a crime scene the police might otherwise find.

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Elementary – Rip Off

by Alan Rapp on December 1, 2014

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Elementary - Rip Off

In the only episode of the series not to feature Lucy Liu as Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) consult on a case involving the death of a small postal store owner whose severed hand was discovered on the street. After a little investigating the pair link the man’s death to illegal diamond smuggling, eventually uncovering the identity (and motive) of their killer.

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