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Elementary: The Grand Experiment: Episode 24 Season 2 - TV Review

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Another season of Elementary comes to a close with one of the biggest cases Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) ever faced -- figuring out who framed Mycroft (Rhys Ifans). The three-episode tale comes to a thrilling conclusion in "The Grand Experiment," and not everyone comes out unscathed. The Players: Director: John...

Elementary: Art in the Blood: Episode 23 Season 2 - TV Review

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This week's Elementary brings Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) into the spy world with deceit popping up at every corner. "Art in the Blood" is a high tension episode, that leads to a game-changing season finale. The Players: Director: Guy Ferland Writer: Bob Goodman Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan...

Elementary: Paint It Black: Episode 22 Season 2 - TV Review

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When we last saw the consulting detectives in "The Man with the Twisted Lip," a major problem had arisen. Watson (Lucy Liu) was kidnapped, and without Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) knowledge. In the latest Elementary, "Paint It Black," we see the lengths Sherlock will go in order to save the most important person in his life. Every minute of this episode definitely...

Elementary: The Man with the Twisted Lip: Episode 21 Season 2 - TV Review

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Elementary bobs in and out of serious plot points in "The Man with the Twisted Lip." Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) faces a personal problem, that could cause him to relapse while Watson's (Lucy Liu) romantic entanglement could ultimately harm her career. The Players: Director: Seith Mann Writer: Steve Gottfried, Craig...

Elementary: No Lack of Void: Episode 20 Season 2 - TV Review

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No Lack of Void
There's never any lack of mysteries taking place in Elementary, but the gap of interest between the main murder mystery was nowhere near interesting than what Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) was personally going through. "No Lack of Void" is rather clunky in story compared to previous episodes, but the main character's struggle in this story gets the viewer's...

Elementary: The Hound of the Cancer Cells: Episode 18 Season 2 - TV Review

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It's not easy working in law enforcement, a harsh reality Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill) has to deal with once again in this episode of Elementary. Unfortunately, there isn't much to be invested in when it pertains to the main murder case. My attention was more focused on Bell's story than the big crime in "The Hound of the Cancer Cells." The...

Elementary: Ears To You: Episode 17 Season 2 - TV Review

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Not every episode of Elementary is a home run, and "Ears To You" is a perfect example. We get more one-on-one time with Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson's (Lucy Liu) unexpected houseguest Lestrade (Sean Pertwee), but the cases aren't entirely engaging or notable. The Players: Director: Seith...

Elementary: The One Percent Solution: Episode 16 Season 2 - TV Review

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Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) annoyance level is raised to the highest degree thanks to the arrival of his former colleague Lestrade (Sean Pertwee) in "The One Percent Solution." This episode of Elementary lends itself to a few twists and turns, but the dynamic between Miller and Pertwee is what makes it top-notch. The...

Elementary: Corpse De Ballet: Episode 15 Season 2 - TV Review

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Ever so often Elementary does a good job of moderately keeping your attention but there's not enough here to make this episode stand out. In "Corpse De Ballet," we didn't see any feats of character development within the hour, but the crime made it an enjoyable story.

Elementary: Dead Clade Walking: Episode 14 Season 2 - TV Review

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Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) continuing growth of becoming an understanding, compassionate person charges on in this episode of Elementary. "Dead Clade Walking" accumulates a cool balance between an unsolved case and his unexpected sponsoring of a former drug addict. The Players: Director: Helen Shaver Writer: Jeffrey Paul...

Elementary: All in the Family: Episode 13 Season 2 - TV Review

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There's nothing quite like a good mobster story, especially when they integrate it into the latest episode of Elementary. "All in the Family" gave us a super-engaged Watson (Lucy Liu), ready to take down the mob with her extensive and almost fangirl-like knowledge. There were also new developments on the broken relationship between Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and...

Elementary: Internal Audit: Episode 11 Season 2 - TV Review

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It's difficult to sit through midseason finales knowing they won't pack enough punch to make the break in the show's run worth breaking for. Elementary forges ahead with "Internal Audit," an episode that comes off with a whimper but still has a couple developments in the overall storyline for the season.

Elementary: Tremors: Episode 10 Season 2 - TV Review

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Elementary is inching towards its midseason finale, but if you didn't know any better you'd think "Tremors" was it. It's a well-done cinematic episode that weaves in and out of a courtroom following a traumatic event. Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) are at a pivotal point in their careers that will alter their association with the NYPD for the...

Elementary: On The Line: Episode 9 Season 2 - TV Review

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On the Line
Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) inflicts his rage on most who cross his path, and they usually deserve it. This anger stems from a special case that leaves him fuming. He's determined more than ever to solve it in this episode of Elementary. "On The Line" captures our attention, leaving us with a well-executed story that's easily one of the highlights of the...

Elementary: The Marchioness: Episode 7 Season 2 - TV Review

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In "Step Nine," the premiere episode of Elementary Season 2, we were introduced to Mycroft (Rhys Ifans), the more patient and kind of the Holmes brothers. This week, he returns unannounced in New York City in "The Marchioness," much to Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) dismay. With that comes a barrage of problems he would rather not face. His lack of comfort makes...

Elementary: An Unnatural Arrangement: Episode 6 Season 2 - TV Review

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An Unnatural Arrangement
For the second time in the show's run, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) step back and let a supporting character have the spotlight, as Captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) deals with some family drama in "An Unnatural Arrangement." It's one of those situations where Gregson's story is a lot more appealing than the real mystery that unfolds throughout the episode.

Elementary: Ancient History: Episode 5 Season 2 - TV Review

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Ancient History
"Ancient History" brings us through yet another murder of the week. It takes Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) through some story twists that bring us to a rather boring conclusion. At least this week's Elementary gave us a fun plot B that shows exactly how far Sherlock and Joan's friendship has progressed.

Elementary: Poison Pen: Episode 4 Season 2 - TV Review

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Is it just us or are more of Sherlock Holmes' (Jonny Lee Miller) associates getting tied up in criminal cases? This scenario happens again in "Poison Pen" when an old and slightly famous friend from his teenage years reappears as a murder suspect. This week's Elementary brings surprises that keep us on our toes and make it entertaining to watch.