After a solid episode last week that gave Joan Watson some of her most interesting material this season, Elementary returns with a more Sherlock-centric episode that, barring his interactions with his brother and nemesis, stands out as one of this year’s highlights for the character.
One of the many smart decisions the Elementary writers have made has been coming back to Sherlock’s history of addiction again and again.
After last week’s season two premiere, which was very much Sherlock-heavy, “Solve for X” brings Elementary back to its week-to-week procedural proceedings with an episode that gives Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) all of the character-based material. Over the course of its first season, Elementary did a lot of this type of stuff, where we saw the relationship between Sherlock and Watson advance in small steps with one or both being given emotionally interesting moments. So, in that sense, “Solve for X” isn’t all that interesting as an individual episode in the collection of Elementary episodes that currently exist. That said, it’s still a strong example of what exactly this series is and, if a first-time viewer happened to tune in, it still behooves fans to acknowledge that it’s an episode that would probably get someone to come back next week.
Elementary Ep.1.16, “Details” – personal vendetta against Detective Bell brings Holmes and Watson closer together
Elementary, Season 1, Episode 16: “Details” Directed by Sanaa Hamri Written by Jeffrey Paul King and Jason Tracey Airs Thursdays at 10pm (ET) on CBS After the last few episodes, skeptics have reached the conclusion that this series is actually not that bad. In fact, Elementary is pretty darn good – thanks to the melee …