Monday, March 7, 2016

S4E15 Elementary - 'Up to Heaven, down to Hell'

You have to give credit to the writers for coming up with topics for cases that most of us living in the flat Mid-west heartlands would never think of.
The title for the episode this week comes for property rights in New York and perhaps other big cities.

When an elderly women halls of her balcony and lands on a parking space thief Holmes is called in to investigate.
Deciding the elderly woman could not move the device that helped her fall to her death, Holmes determines she was murdered, and killing a man on her way down makes it a double murder.
Holmes must chose whether or not to become involved with a business man he loathes to solve this case or take a chance on lossing the criminal.

Watson this time doesn't really have a case of her own, but is instead involved in a personal crises of Gregson's involving a new lover who was once a disgraced former police officer.

Highlights of this case involved Holmes knowledge of chemistry again and a few great one liners.

I am enjoying the fact, as I have mentioned before, that Watson is not as involved in the major cases as much and is often left to her own issues. Again this is making for less of a partnership and more for Holmes being the lead detective.

Miller's Holmes is still showing discomfort when dealing with personal issues, his or someone else's.

We get the Canonical line "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data" in this episode, but where and when it was used could have been picked better.

Although nothing remarkable this episode, it is staying strong with the rest of the season, so I can fairly once again give it;

I am looking forward to Elementary's treatment of HOUN this week.


  1. I thought the morgue scene was Sherlockian, in that you can picture Holmes being excited at the rare prospect of examining the corpse of a man killed by a falling body first hand (so to speak)and, once realizing the old woman was murdered telling the coroner that this case was not going to be boring after all. You can imagine the Canonical Holmes also reacting that way.