Sunday, January 18, 2015

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.

"Seed Money" is one of those episodes of Elementary which is of more interest for what it sets up rather than the murder of the week. The murder of the bioengineer has some nice twists and turns involving the rare orchid and true motives for the murder but is overshadowed by the case Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) brings to Sherlock's attention at the end of the episode. This, along with Kitty further demonstrating her skills on her own case of the week tracking down the daughter of a member of her support group, seems to suggest an important crossroads for the character.

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