For those of you wondering if Natalie Dormer, in between appearing on “Game of Thrones” and an upcoming edition of “The Hunger Games” franchise, would have the time to appear again on “Elementary,” you now have your answer: She will be back in time to stir the pot up again for Sherlock Holmes before the end of this season.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, multiple producers for the CBS drama confirmed that Dormer would be back around midseason in the role that doubled as Irene Adler, the one woman who Sherlock Holmes really loved. This gave the series a bizarre sort of poetry, in that you have the woman that Sherlock loves also being the one that destroys him. There is no word yet as to what Dormer’s specific episode count will be, but it should at least be enough to further flesh out the story. Given that she is meant to be one of Holmes’ greatest foes, we cannot imagine the series anytime soon disposing of her unless there are just so many schedule conflicts that doing the show suddenly becomes impossible.
Jonny Lee Miller himself was also on hand at this event (brought on by PaleyFest), and he described that while the Sherlock – Watson relationship may never turn romantic, there are still so many other layers for the two to work through over the course of however long the series lasts on TV:
“There’s a certain amount of comfort between them; they’re much more of a partnership. Me and Lucy, we work well together, but we’re looking for friction as well. I think that’s more interesting.”
So above all right now, let’s just give a round of applause to these producers here for realizing that there is no immediate need to make two characters hook up just because you can. There really are so many other interesting stories that can be told!
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