Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Elementary - You've Got Me, Who's Got You?

Following the trend of crime dramas in recent years, the latest episode of Elementary tackles a comic-book storyline when a real-life super-hero is murdered. Not as memorable as versions of the episode that shows like Castle and Numb3rs have done, "You've Got Me, Who's Got You?" still provides plenty of fun as Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) track down a killer. The most interesting line from the episode comes from this investigation as a fellow super-hero remarks on Holmes and his role compared to costumed vigilantes and uniformed police. Of course Holmes also gets off a great quip as well in his response to his prowess, after reading hundreds of comics for research, the detective offers an implausible origin story to his powers of deduction.

More important to the arc of the season, in the episode's B-story Watson is bribed into helping Morland (John Noble) investigate a possible mole in his organization which could have cost the businessman a very lucrative deal. Although Joan spends more time on camera discussing Morland's motives than doing any real investigating, the episode ends on an interesting twist where, after finding a mole, Watson chooses to turn him to her side rather than turn the man in. Now with a trusted source within the organization it will be interesting to see just what Joan's next move concerning Sherlock's unscrupulous father just might be.

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