Elementary Season 2 Review – Getting Better and Better

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Rating: 90/100

One thing I admire about Sherlock is that he doesn’t really shirk a task once it is given to him.

Elementary is an American procedural drama television series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s character Sherlock Holmes. It was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. 

Episodes: 24


I don’t think that I will ever tire of the way that this show plays so delicately with Sherlock and his emotions.

He never seems to be able to do much more than lightly touch on an emotion before it affects him and Elementary Season 2 Episode 14 was a great example of that.

It took a lot for Sherlock to agree to take on a fellow addict and act as Randy’s sponsor and one has to wonder if he thought it would always be as simple as taking the other man to meetings every once in a while.

Elementary Season 2 Review

Sherlock truly seemed surprised and dismayed at the fact that there were more “distasteful” (as he put it) parts of the job.

But one thing I admire about Sherlock is that he doesn’t really shirk a task once it is given to him. Though that more often than not applies to something physically vile (such as tasting evidence at a crime scene), this time he chose to jump in with both feet and do what he could to help Randy.

Even though that meant dealing with (gasp!) emotions. A fate worse than death for him, indeed.

The good investigator never rules out the possibility that his quarry is a fool _ Sherlock.

Sherlock’s attempts to keep Randy on the path of sobriety varied as he tried to figure out which one would work best for his charge.

First he attempted to be nice and gave the man a lot of compassion, which was almost surprising to see. But after a (sort of) talk with Joan, he switched things up and put his foot down in attempt at more tough love.

The sad thing is, I think Sherlock might ultimately blame himself for Randy’s relapse, but I hope that Joan will help him to see that it wasn’t his fault. Sherlock really did do everything in his power to help, but perhaps Randy wasn’t ready to accept that help until he saw one more time just how dangerous it was to be connected to his ex.

Elementary Season 2 Review

In the end, I felt like Sherlock did the right thing by not getting angry or upset with Randy, but just offered to take him to a meeting. It’s behavior like that which builds trust and I think Randy will be more likely to listen to Sherlock next time. I also thought Joan did the right thing by giving Sherlock as much rein as possible to figure out the kind of sponsor that he wanted to be.

My favorite bits:

  • Sherlock, the drill and the skull. I was kind of sad he never once got to drill into it. 
  • Sherlock meeting up with the mysterious “C.” Who else kind of wanted to see some of their naughty letters?
  • Joan pulling the paper out of Sherlock’s mouth before he could eat it. 
  • Sherlock leaving the book, the map and the ticket on Joan’s pillow. 
  • Sherlock giving a good home to the dust of the baby dinosaur bones. Aw.
Elementary Season 2 Review

The relationship between Sherlock and his brother Mycroft, become more heat in last few episodes and also revealed Mycroft is an MI6 Agent.

Watson decided to move out from Sherlock’s house to make her own life. First Sherlock disapprove but at the first episode of the season 3, Watson successfully opened her new office.

Elementary Season 2 Review

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