I really liked this episode... like all the other ones. I love seeing Holmes and Watson's relationship evolve/grow. I agree Watson's behavior can be seen as intrusive but I kinda see where she's coming from. As a sober companion she wants to understand what made Sherlock use in the first place or at least she wants to know what might trigger him into using again so she can help him get over it and not ever use again.
I'm also very tired of the BBC comparisons. I mean, how can you compare two shows that are so different? I mean, BBC's Sherlock (that I absolutely love) has two seasons of 3 episodes of 90 minutes each, and Elementary is a weekly 45 minutes (I don't count commercial breaks) TV show that has already more episodes than the BBC version. Of course thay can't be the same. Of course the writing can't be as good, because thay don't have as much time to write the episodes in the first place! Of course the episodes won't have the same pace, they don't have the same time in each episode! (unless Elementary had two episodes back to back, that would be interesting)
And to the person who said "we don't need Irene and Moriarty in this show"... it's a Sherlock Holmes based show, what do you expect? They are supposed to have this characters at some point, they are important in the original material... If they don't bring them in, then it's just another cop show, no need to call the characters Sherlock and Watson and say it's based on the books.
I also don't know what to make of Sherlock's confession. The first thing that came to my mind when he said Irene was dead was "He's lying!' but that's just because I don't really want her dead. i like your theory that she faked her death and he believes she truly is dead, that would be very interesting!
Whatever the truth is, I can't wait!
I really liked this episode, Nick & Sam stole the show!
I was glad they finally had Morgan & Hodges discussing the kiss (even though I would have wanted it to be more than "let's just forget everything happened") Is that supposed to lead to a Greg-Morgan-Hodges love triangle? Because I really hope not.
And I'm still waiting to hear about whatever happened to Hodges in Italy that was hinted at (if I remember correctly) during the finale.
The only thing that bothered me in this episode were... the orders they were giving Sam in french. It was gramatically correct but I still doubt anyone in France would talk to its dog like that. (I'm french btw)
Let's just say that in french you have two ways of translating 'you' and I think/feel like they used the wrong one.
Then again it happens often when french is used in Ã TV show (not that I really mind, I'm always glad to hear some french ;) )
I was shocked about the Toby reveal too, but as Charmed-Jenna says it keeps the show interesting. Finally something we never expected and I can't wait to see how they explain Toby being in the A-team.
Spencer and Toby were (and maybe are still) my favorite couple so I'm a bit sad/disappointed but it's gonna be sooo interesting to see all of that develop!
Simon Baker all the way!
Can't wait for the Spencer-Toby (Spoby sounds really bad as a ship name, seriously) reunion!
I seriously hope it isn't Paige, way too obvious...
And are the hoodies Mona and someone else or neither of them is Mona? I hope it's the latter, but you never know with PLL...
I'll give it a shot but I'm not sure I will like Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock (but I think Lucy Liu seemed like a good Watson in the preview)
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