Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Elementary - The Complete Second Season

Elementary's Second Season continued to build on the modern day Sherlock Holmes' (Jonny Lee Miller) adventures in New York City by introducing new versions of classic characters, returning "The Woman" (Natalie Dormer) to trouble the detective once more, and offering plenty of mysteries for Holmes and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) to solve.

Highlights include Holmes' return to London and introduction of Lestrade (Sean Pertwee) and Mycroft Holmes (Rhys Ifans) in the season premiere, murders surrounding an unsolvable mathematical problem, a murder from Holmes past effecting a current case, Watson discovering a link between Holmes and a girlfriend, the arrival in New York of the woman (Olivia d'Abo) who came between the Holmes brothers, Holmes considering returning to London, Holmes working to set things right after he frees a murderer from a frame job he deserved, the attack on Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill) which threatens the man's career and friendship with Holmes, and a dinosaur.

Other episodes on the six-disc set include Holmes sleeping with a ballerina (Aleksa Palladino) who is the leading suspect in a murder, the murder of a researcher on the cusp of breakthrough cancer research, Watson looking into an old colleague with a deadly secret, and the return of Mycroft to New York which leads to Watson's abduction and the truth about just what Mycroft Holmes really does for a living.

[Paramount, $64.99]

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