- Title: Elementary – Down Where the Dead Delight
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While the episode’s B-story is likely to have larger ramifications for Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) over the remainder of the season, the case of the week hits home for the NYPD when the morgue is bombed to destroy any evidence that might link a killer to his crime. Sadly for the medical examiner (Jordan Gelber) the explosion also kills his longtime crush (Amy Rutberg). Tracing back the murder’s logic on why he would kill a second victim and implant a bomb in the man’s body to destroy any DNA evidence from the first murder, the detectives eventually catch their man.
“Down Where the Dead Delight” also sees the return of Monique Gabriela Curnen as Detective Cortez. While both Holmes and Watson question her agenda in asking for Watson’s help on a case might have nefarious motives, it turns out she did indeed want Watson’s help on the case (to brutally beat a suspect within an inch of his life). Watson’s confrontation with Cortez to close out the episode suggests the temporary truce between the pair is officially over as Joan vows to never let Cortez’s brand of vigilante justice to occur on her watch.