Elementary Review: For the Love of Fame

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On this installment of Elementary, Sherlock and Joan investigated the murder of a prestigious member of the ballet... only to be taken through a tale of lies created by an unsuspecting lawyer whose ultimate goal was fame.

Sherlock looked into the case while Joan tried to track down a homeless man who mysteriously disappeared. Along the way, we learned a little about Joan and her past.

A Solo Investigation

The murder opened in quite the gruesome way. A body comes tumbling down from the rafters, split in half. Normally, some shows tries to hide the brutality in murders - but Elementary does not.

This series airs right before I go to bed and it's sure to wake me in the middle night with vivid imaging.

Now, we all know that Sherlock uses sex as an exercise and not as an expression of love, usually. This is something that Joan knows too. For some reason, I felt like her judging Sherlock was a bit more deeper than that.

Do I think Joan was acting jealous? No. I can't quite put my finger on it but it wasn't the typical Joan annoyance or disapproval. There was something more... I am curious to know if this will be touched on in the upcoming episodes.

Speaking of Sherlock fornicating, I knew he would sleep with Iris but not during the investigation. His defense was pretty spot on Holmes, though. Using her shoulder as way into figuring out more details in the case. which led to him sleeping with her. Classic.

In a bit of twist, Iris claimed she was innocent and had nothing to do with Nel, the deceased, and her personal life - until it was revealed that they were lovers. It started out as a seduction to save Iris's spot in the ballet until it turned into true feelings. A nice little addition to keep us viewers on our toes.

The best part of Elementary Season 2 Episode 15 was when Joan revealed more about herself and her past. She noted that her last name is actually the surname she took from her step-dad because her real father had left due to schizophrenia.

Joan becoming a caretaker (doctor, sober companion) only seemed like the natural progression for her. It's one thing to know someone who is homeless, but to have that someone be your father, that's difficult. To let them live on the streets because that is what they choose, it's unfathomable. I really admire Joan even more after learning this. She is truly a strong and caring person to her core.

Speaking of Watson, is it just me or are there more Joan and Marcus scenes as Elementary Season 2 progresses? It seems like, maybe, the writers are headed towards a new romantic pairing. I am not into it at all. I'm just starting to like Bell and I can't imagine him and Joan together. Hopefully, I'm imagining things.

Overall, this episode was decent. I knew it was th lawyer all along because all he cared about was money and fame. The best part of the night was learning more about Joan and her calling out Sherlock for being a fanboy.

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Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Elementary Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Joan: You went a little fanboy in there.
Sherlock: Fanboy?

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No judgement, just buy some more to-go cups.

Joan