Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Elementary - The Further Adventures

Several months have past since the show's Sixth Season finale, originally intended as a series finale, which saw Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) forced to relocate from New York to London. Now working for Scotland Yard, Holmes and Watson are in good form (although Joan still struggles to fit into the new city). Surprisingly, the New York storyline is still in place as Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) finishes his final days in the department and urges Gregson (Aidan Quinn) to make things right with the pair of consulting detectives who took the fall for the murder his daughter (Liza J. Bennett) committed. It appears this thread is more than just epilogue, as the final sequence foreshadows the detectives return to New York putting Sherlock's freedom in jeopardy.

While the two-city split-focus feels a bit strange at times, there's much to like about the season premiere which allows for the return of Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond), showcases Holmes thriving back in his old hunting grounds, offers the introduction of a new Scotland yard Inspector (Tamsin Greig) to work with Holmes and Watson, and provides a case involving the brutal attack on a model (Maritza Veer) with motives not tied to her litigious mother (Saffron Burrows) or the paparazzi but instead to her recent plastic surgery.

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