Monday, February 2, 2015

What I’m Watching: Elementary

Elementary: Season 3, Episode 12 “The One That Got Away” (B-)

This show is just about as inconsistent lately as anything else I’ve ever seen, and it’s a shame given how strong it might have been given a bit more time to develop this particular plotline. The flashbacks to Sherlock tracking Kitty down in London and introducing himself felt like they came from a very distant point in the past instead of just a few months ago, mainly because Sherlock was definitely not himself. Kitty, on the other hand, didn’t seem all that bent out of shape, distressed most when she had to deal with not being able to enter Sherlock’s flat because she hadn’t brought a rubber band along to be able to pick the lock. Sherlock clearly knew Kitty well enough by the present time to discern that she had broken in and taken Del hostage, intent on torturing him so that he could feel the pain she felt. Again, I think this would have been far more compelling had it been given more time to fester, as even Sherlock had an entire season before Moriarty showed up to unravel him and Kitty got less than half a season to complete her full arc. Watson also jumped to presuming full-fledged guilt on Del’s part immediately without much in the way of proof, and, even more unbelievably, Gregson and Bell backed them up and supported their suspicions. Let’s hope that moving past this and Sherlock and Kitty getting their therapeutic moment together will be a boon for the show in the long run as it can now head in a new direction.

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