Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Elementary - Meet Your Maker

While on the search into a missing online dominatrix and part-time inventor, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) uncover the fact that both the woman and her boyfriend have been making illegal guns for a local gang (who have decided to cut out the middle man, kidnap the pair, and force them to teach the gang how to make the guns on their own). In an episode packed with quite a bit of plot, "Meet Your Maker" skips over the police taking down the gang and recovering the missing pair, instead of focusing on slowly unraveling why the motives behind her disappearance.

The episode is also notable for its B-story which shines a light on Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) who has quite a bit to consider when he discovers Holmes recommended him to the U.S. Marshals. This allows for some nice character moments for Bell with both Holmes and Gregson (Aidan Quinn), highlighting his relationship to both men, and foreshadows the possibility that Bell may not be back for the show's Seventh Season. While his departure would leave some large shoes to be filled, it's certainly a nice step-up for the character (and could offer a way to inject some new blood into the show if indeed Hill doesn't return next season).

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