Although, for me, the new series did not get off to a good start, it did however leave us with several good points to ponder.
James made some very good ones in the comments of my review a couple of posts ago.
In the latest episode we find, at least for the time being, Holmes as found his 'purpose in life'.
That being he now believes his purpose is that of teacher or mentor to future consulting detectives.
He feels, rightly or wrongly, that that has been the case with Watson, and will now be the case with Kitty.
In the story line of the possibility of the up coming episodes, I don't think that will prove to be the case with Kitty, and I am not all that sure how well Watson will do in that area either.
But lets look at the Canonical Holmes.
Would Sherlock Holmes have made a good teacher, or would he have been too impatient to have been successful, much like the way Holmes is portrayed in 'Sherlock'.
We see in the Canon and most modern adaptions of Watson, a Watson that is looking mostly for a flat mate, with the bounded relationship taking place over a period of time.
Only in 'Elementary', and several written adaptions, do we see the story line of Watson becoming a protege of Holmes.
But it does bring up a good point. Would Holmes have been a could teacher.
I think, if the student was one of an observant nature, learning from watching Holmes, it may have worked out.
If the student was one who had to ask a lot of questions I don't see it being a good exercise.
Canonically Watson was never meant to be more than a biographer and sounding board.
What do you think? Would Holmes have made a good teacher?