Friday, May 17, 2013
Elementary episodes #23, 'The Woman' and #24, 'Heroine' - a review. . . .
It came up to my hoped for expectations and I don't think it ended the series for this year on a bad note.
I wasn't expecting the Moriarty twist, although I did think Irene was going to be used by Moriarty or in some other way involved, and although first a little disappointed with the twist, I ended up finding it good and acceptable.
We had some great Sherlockain references and I am going to watch it again to see if I can catch more.
This of course was led by Natalie Dormer, who convinced me that she was not only the wrongly done Irene Adler, but made the transformation to Moriarty quite convincing.
Her acting was top-notch, playing well the femme fatale' and the arch nemesis.
Performances by all the other co-stars, like I already said, only added to the episodes.
Arnold Vosloo (Mummy, 24) played a convincing bad guy, turned good guy, caught up in his past by Moriarty.
There seemed to be a better pace to these episodes which was probably driven by the fact that season one was coming to an end.
I loved the closing scenes on the roof top.
The first episode, 'The Woman', was for me the best of the two, but I was happy with both of them in the end.
And I look forward to season two.
Sherlockian references I came up with are;
Of course the use of the name Stapleton again. I think Holmes sending Watson off to investigate the case alone for the first hour was also a nod to Hound.
We also had 'Black Peter' referenced with the use of 'narwhal' and 'Sea Unicorn'.
And of course we had 'The Dying Detective' which was used in the end game.
I liked the fact that they had Bell find Holmes over doused, with Holmes probably knowing Watson would be able to tell if it was real or not on close examination.
We had Holmes's knowledge of art work which set the foundation for the story ( and I will get back to you on which case that is referring to, I can see it in my mind).
Safe houses scattered around the city.
And I hope with watching it again I will add some. (I am sure Buddy2blogger will have caught more.)
I think it was kind of good that they didn't have a death for Holmes in this one, it would have spoiled it after the cliff hanger that is 'Sherlock'.
But with Moriarty still alive, it could come in season two.
I think due to the fact that, in my opinion, these last two episodes were well above the previous ones, and using them as my base, I have to give the finale at least