The CBS version of Sherlock Holmes has shown himself time and time again to be a very complicated man. While he may understand so many of the finer workings of the world rather effectively, there is still something that he is still struggling to really grasp: The concept of love. The one person in the world that he has to have feelings for is unfortunately also the one person in the world who is the most capable of bringing forth his destruction: Irene Adler, otherwise known as Moriarty.
Thursday night’s “Elementary” is therefore being hyped as one of the most emotional episodes of the entire series’ run, since Adler resurfaces after her time behind bars, and Holmes has to try to use her in an effort to solve a case. This causes some complications, especially since Sherlock struggles to separate what he should feel about her (given everything that she has done to him) with what he actually does feel about her.
The only thing that we find particularly sad about this story is that in casting someone like Natalie Dormer for the role, we are getting a villain who is not really that capable of appearing for extended periods of time. She already has a regular job as Margaery Tyrell on “Game of Thrones,” and she also has a film career to go along with it. You therefore have to hope that the producers really stuff this episode with content, given that we don’t quite know just how long it is going to be before we end up seeing her back on the show again.
This is the first “Elementary” episode of the year, and it will be followed up by many others over the coming weeks. There is another hiatus coming up soon, though, courtesy of the NCAA Tournament, and it will be interesting to see how CBS chooses to handle the competition coming from the Olympics on NBC.
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