Elementary season 6: When should Michael come back?


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When the next new episode of Elementary season 6 airs on CBS a week from Monday, it will bring up echoes of a popular character in Moriarty. Even if Natalie Dormer does not return to the series in the flash, she’s still going to play a role.

Yet, in the midst of all of this and Sherlock’s quest to properly protect his father, there is still another villain lurking underneath the surface: Michael. This character has very much established himself as a significant threat over the course of this season, but we also have not seen him in a while. Yet, we do know already that Michael is going to come roaring back at some point this season — Desmond Harrington is a series regular, and with that our assumption is that he will be back at some point fairly soon. Michael himself also confirmed recently that his departure was mean to be a temporary one, and he had every intention of coming back at some point in the future in order to continue to be a part of Sherlock’s life … whether he wanted him there or not.

The big danger when it comes to Michael as a character is that he feels in innate need to challenge Sherlock, largely because he feels like it is some sort of twisted cure for his addiction. He thinks that he needs the hunt and that Sherlock needs it, too. He just wants it to be a good challenge and, based on the time jump following Michael’s last appearance, we know that many months have passed already.

So when do we want him back? We don’t need multiple Elementary adversaries on the show at the same time and with that, we’re fine with waiting a little while. Yet, we don’t want to wait for too long since this character feels more valuable than just someone who turns up for a few episodes at the end of the season. Our feeling, at least for now, is that Michael should resurface at around the start of August. That way, he can be a thorn in Sherlock’s side for the final home stretch of the season. He doesn’t need a big role in every episode, but we do need to see that story build up a little bit more.

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