Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Elementary - Our Time is Up

While it appears we will need to wait at least one more week before Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) condition has an effect on his performance as a consulting detective for the NYPD, the latest episode does continue to have some fun with the concept with the introduction of an old-school steampunk sensory deprivation chamber which Holmes will use multiple times over the course of the episode to help with his symptoms. Meanwhile, the murder of Watson's (Lucy Liu) old psychologist will lead the show's other detective into considering a major life change.

While "Our Time is Up" isn't an exceptional mystery or a standout episode of the series, it does lay groundwork which will likely pay-off later down-the-line. The death of her psychologist, and getting a chance to read the stolen notes here partner procures, rocks Joan and makes her reconsider some of her life choices. The scenes also bring back Samantha Quan as Watson's half-sister, and I've got to say I'm really enjoying the pair's dynamic which is completely separate from Holmes, his condition, or the murder of the week. I'm also curious to see if Holmes' harsh words to the fixer sent to his apartment may foreshadow some more trouble for our detectives somewhere down the line.

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