If you’ve been reading our Elementary coverage for a while, you may be aware of Odin Reichenbach’s upcoming debut. He’s been teased for some time as the Big Bad for this final season, but the writers are taking some time to properly introduce him. The character is played by none other than James Frain of True Blood and Gotham fame, and just from the photo above alone, you can probably sense that the guy is up to no good. What we know about him is that he’s extremely wealthy, extremely conniving, and he probably thinks a few steps ahead almost constantly.
So how is he connected to Holmes and Watson? Well, on Elementary season 7 episode 5 (airing on June 20), he’s going to make it seem as though he is on their side. He’s going to actually be responsible for hiring the two of them … and he’s probably sending them down some sort of wild-goose chase. After all, we know how all of this is going to end!
For some more updates, be sure to check out the official Elementary season 7 episode 5 synopsis below:
“Into the Woods” – Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain) hires Holmes and Watson to investigate a personal threat he suspects originated from within his own company. Also, Holmes and Watson search for a motive behind three seemingly unconnected murders, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, June 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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One of the things that we’re currently pondering over is the idea that Reichenbach may somehow be connected to what happened to Captain Gregson — while we’re not sure that he would be the one to pull the trigger himself, maybe Odin realized that Gregson would eventually connect the dots of an investigation back to him and decided to try to make a move on him in advance.
Given that Reichenbach is the final Big Bad (presumably) within the world of Elementary, let’s hope that he lives up to all of our innermost expectations and he is scary, formidable, and just about everything that we could possibly hope for. The bar’s been set high within the world of this show already — nobody has really come close to matching what we had with Moriarty way back when, but we do at least think that Odin at least has the power and ability to match up with some of the worst evil-doers we’ve had a chance to see on this show to date. Let’s just hope now that the writers execute on all of the hype.
Before you get around to Odin…
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