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patrick II

Watson took Holmes’ abrupt and unexplained departure personally. Instead of worrying that he might have been in trouble or considering that he had a life of his own to lead, she took the therapeutic view and saw the situation as being all about her and her needs. She made little if any attempt to find him or contact him to ask what was going on and see if he was all right. What she did was sulk.

Perhaps you should see the last two episodes of last year before deciding that Watson's attitude regarding Sherlock's return was selfish and unjustified.

Mark P

I've been willing to accept Elementary on its own terms, despite its not being true to the original. But this first show of the season made Holmes into a pitiful groveler; Sherlock Holmes should not grovel. The thing this show shares with far too many others is poor writing. I know it must be hard to come up with as many clever stories as one season requires, but still. They also get things wrong that Holmes ought to know. At one point they talk about the fact that the killer used armor-piercing bullets. Holmes said it was because they are ferrous, and thus can be manipulated with a magnet. Watson said maybe they just wanted to make sure they killed the victims. Set aside the high probability that four bullets would not hit vital spots in two people standing at random points in an elevator. Both Holmes and Watson should have known that if sure kill was the intention, the killer would have wanted to use soft-pointed bullets that mushroom, not armor-piercing bullets.

Craig Moffitt

Kitty Winters is a ridiculous name but you'd have to complain Arthur Conan Doyle about that. He came up with that name nine decades ago. Once again we get to see how close the new interpretation comes to the original character. Considering that in the short story she was in involved her committing an acid attack it could be be interesting.

As for the episode itself it's actually an improvement over last season, so far.

Lance Mannion

Craig, I'm ashamed. I should have remembered that. In my defense, The Illustrious Client was never one of my favorite stories.But you're right. It'll be fun to see what the writers do with it. Maybe we'll even get their version of Baron Gruner. IF they make anything of it. The producers of Sherlock would go to town with this and are probably mad they didn't get to it first. But Elementary's are often too easily content with allusions and glancing references and quick one-offs rather than interested in building stories off Conan Doyle. I'm still mad about how they messed up Silver Blaze, and they've completely wasted their Mrs Hudson.


Not a big Holmes guy but I sure do like Johnny Lee.
One of the great conversations in the history of movies:

Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: What do you mean?

Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed...

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Some of his solo stuff's not bad.

Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shite.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: So who else?

Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley...

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?

Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: What about The Untouchables?

Sick Boy: I don't rate that at all.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Despite the Academy Award?

Sick Boy: That means fuck all. Its a sympathy vote.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Right. So we all get old and then we can't hack it anymore. Is that it?

Sick Boy: Yeah.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: That's your theory?

Sick Boy: Yeah. Beautifully fucking illustrated.

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