Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Elementary - Rekt in Real Life

The murder of a former gamer (Bobby Moreno) turned online personality and agent for eSports during his live streaming sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) in search of the victim's missing client, an Inuit (Connor Johnston) who Sherlock believes has been framed for the crime. The true motive takes more than a little untangling as the detectives slowly unravel the motives which it turns out don't have to deal with a $2,000,000 cash prize, cut-throat competition, human traffickers, or prostitution, but instead involve land rights in the missing gamer's hometown. There are certainly some interesting pieces here, but it turns out some of the red herrings and wrong turns are more interesting than the final reveal.

For the episode's B-story the show continues to highlight Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis). This week the ex-con meets his daughter who, despite wanting nothing to do with her convict daddy, reaches out for him in need of help with a local gangbanger who has taken a shine to the 14 year-old girl. Shinwell may not get the happy reunion he hoped, but he does manage to help out his daughter in her time of need, and, thanks to the help of Joan, finds a way to manage the situation without violence.

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