The wait for new episodes of ‘Elementary’ is finally over! Tonight our favorite detective duo finally returns to our screens!

  • Season five of the series will air this coming summer, following delayed production due to COVID-19
  • The cancellation comes nearly a year after its second season, which wrapped up in December 2021
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  • However, the last season, which kicked off in August 2021, included some significant changes
  • Throughout the season Holmes and Watson have become friends with benefits—crime-solving benefits
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Returning to Elementary S7E11, right after the reveal about Odin's part in Conrad's death, the show quickly moves on to something I've been clamouring for for weeks now — the teaming up of Sherlock and Joan with Moriarty/Morland. No word of Moriarty yet, but Morland Holmes returns and offers his assistance. He tells them he will use his influence with power brokers on an international level ("puppet masters of the highest order," he calls them) to weaken Odin enough for Sherlock and Joan to get him convicted.


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Even if it is just the once, using Allistair to dramatise Sherlock’s grief was both affecting and effective. Holmes’ graveside declaration of love for his friend and ersatz father once again showcased Jonny Lee Miller’s rare abilities in the role. When it comes to showing a character utterly broken beneath a peculiarly British bottled-up, stiff outer shell, there can be few better actors on television. Martin Freeman in Sherlock, in fact, is the only comparison that springs favourably to mind.


After an incredible finale, Elementary finally returns tonight. We last left Sherlock and Joan adjusting to the fact that Sherlock’s father Morland was now the head of Moriarty’s criminal network. Morland vowed to dismantle the empire from the inside, but will that be as easy as he thinks it will?

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Was this the best way to lead us out? I suppose once the Moriarty card is played in Season 1 (not that she won't return in some vital way) one can see how the series could turn into a "try following that" gambit. Well, for better or worse, they didn't try to top Moriarty. They gave us an all-together different story with different emotional stakes.


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Yesterday's (May 23) dramatic season seven opener of Elementary ended on the shock shooting of Captain Gregson. With his life hanging in the balance, a new case was opened.


The Dramatica storyform is a collection of seventy-five different storypoints that work in tandem to create a holistic image of a story's deep underlying meaning. When a narrative shows signs of "holes" or underdeveloped characters, chances are the storyform is broken -or missing key parts. Working as an analogy to the mind's problem-solving process, the Dramatica storyform codifies the Author's message and gives purpose to their work.

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Was Jeremy, Allistair’s son, introduced for a reason this week, for instance? Or will he end up like Watson’s biological father, as another of Elementary’s loose threads?


Watson decides to look through the file and after looking at pictures of Liam’s car she thinks that he should’ve been more banged up then he was driving that car when it crashed. Holmes confronts her about sleeping with Liam, asking how long into her being his sober companion did she start having a relationship with him and she refuses to acknowledge the question. She brings the photos of the car crash to Liam and asks him to look for anything out of the ordinary, and he says that the key chain she gave him for Christmas one year is missing from the car. Watson hunts down the pawn shop that the kid that stole Liam’s car sold the key chain to and Liam will be set free.

That said, it does change things. Opening a door into Holmes’ largely unreachable inner life introduces the possibility of more narrative tricks in Elementary (https://dkluchezar.ru/hack/?patch=2154)’s wheelhouse than a bit of mucking about with chronology. Should that door stay open, consider who else could walk through it: Moriarty, Mycroft, Holmes’ as-yet unseen parents.


Irene’s story is overly farcical—the word “subterfuge” could have literally been written on her forehead in permanent marker—but the extent of her duplicity isn’t clear. The character of Irene Adler has been front and center in two of the most recent Holmes incarnations—codenames Blockbuster and BBC—where she is a criminal/blackmailer with direct connections to Moriarty.

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It seems inevitable that Moriarty will return because, let's all take a moment to be real honest, she was a badass and incredibly terrifying. She is intelligent and has the resources to find a way out. I think I like the character of Moriarty more because she does indeed love Sherlock, not the normal kind of love, but the kind that fascinates you.

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Holmes's one true love, whom he'd been involved with two years ago and thought was dead, was in fact his greatest enemy. But rather than throw him into a deeper pit of despair, the revelation clarified his thoughts. Even moreso, Watson stepped up in a big way and helped orchestrate Moriarty's downfall by deducing her weakness. Just as Holmes loved her, she had feelings for him.

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Joan does get to do something interesting in this scene, aside from figuring out the communication channel and that Spellman has murdered thrice before (along with the dates of those murders) — she figures out who one of those victims was using a glove with a blue stain. The bit about horseshoe crabs and their blue blood being used by the pharmaceutical industry is quite interesting (to a science nerd like me anyway). It turns out to not have any direct bearing on the story in the end, but is a welcome inclusion.

So then the challenge this episode had was to somehow shift everything back to the Holmes/Watson relationship. We were so wrapped up in Irene transforming from the love of Holmes' life into his ultimate nemesis that it was going to be hard to bring Watson back into the scenario. Especially since, with as much progress as she's made, she still doesn't match up to Holmes or Moriarty in the diabolical smarts department. And the show needed to shift back to Watson because this whole season has been about her changing her entire life for Holmes. So it was necessary for her to be the key to catching Moriarty at the end.


Watson tells Holmes that she was in a relationship with Liam before he was ever using, and that the drug use came later. She tried to put together an intervention, but it never ended up working so they eventually broke up. Liam tells Watson that he wants to try and get clean again for her and she suggests a place for him to go, but says that she isn’t willing to give them another try, even if he gets sober. Later, Watson waits for Liam at the rehab clinic she suggested and Holmes meets her there, saying that he wants to “meet the ex”, but really he’s there to support her.

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  • I am just so completely satisfied with this finale and with this whole season
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And then that big reveal took us into "Heroine," which was more of a case-driven episode that involved Moriarty forcing a Greek shipping magnate (The Mummy's Arnold Vosloo) to murder a member of Macedonia's elite in order to ruin a big EU deal. The whole "making an innocent man kill" plot's been done before and, to be honest, I was hoping for more pizzaz from Moriarty, but I suppose a billion dollars is a billion dollars. The best part about the case was Holmes having to solve it while in the midst of manic pain, even resisting the urge to steal Vicodin from a crime scene. And Holmes' confession to Watson that he didn't take it because he thought of her was incredibly warm.

We get another scene filled with exposition masked as dialogue. I feel Miller does a better job with these exposition-heavy lines than Liu; she seems so decidedly more uncomfortable with them.


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One last note before I wind up: What happened to Patrick Meers and his wife? At the end of Elementary S7E4, he asks his wife to contact Joan and "tell" her. Nothing was told as far as we know. Will that prove to be the key to taking down Odin? Not long now before we find out, and I'm still excited to see how it all ends (the slight letdown of this episode notwithstanding).

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My jaw is still in pain from hitting the floor so hard. The fact that Moriarty used Irene Adler against Sherlock to break his heart, put him into a drug stint, force him to relocate and basically break him to his very core it blows my mind!

As Holmes was about to be killed by one of Moriarty's disgruntled henchmen, the man was suddenly shot. In stepped Moriarty, recognized by Holmes as Irene Adler.


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Alongside the grief and addiction was the anthrax case, which began as tense and diverting but unspooled into something less riveting with much lower stakes. Had the case echoed some of the themes played out in the Allistair storyline – friendship, relapse, grief – the two halves of the episode might have felt more tightly fused.

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Bell’s story was uncharacteristically sentimental for Elementary, a straightforward tale of good and bad, a local hero with his own “legend” sacrificing himself when the law failed to see justice done. Jon Michael Hill played it well, as ever, but there were too many crime TV clichés for his B-plot to land with any conviction. We could have seen that exact story played out by any number of TV cops, and trite preaching isn’t what attracts us to Elementary. Bonkers cases being pursued by a bonkers genius, with occasional dip into Holmes canon and emotional whack are what Elementary (bonuses) does best. Leave the ‘aren’t bad things bad’ moralising to the other shows.

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Interested in Holmes because of his meddling in several of her London escapades, Moriarty initially adapted the persona of Irene Adler to meet the detective and later “killed” herself once she concluded her experiment with him. When she suspects Holmes is going to foil her newest assassination attempt in New York (this time involving the murder of a Macedonian political figure and making a fortune off the chaos), she resurrects Irene to pull him away from the investigation. It would have worked, save for one factor she failed to predict: Watson. Throughout the season Holmes and Watson have become friends with benefits—crime-solving benefits. Although Watson is usually a step behind Holmes, she’s learning fast. As the series has progressed, it’s been delightful to watch a platonic fondness develop between two people; an attraction not built out of sex appeal but brain appeal.


In fact, I'd invite die-hard BBC Sherlock fans to check out this two-parter (and maybe last week's chapter too since it led up to it) as it felt like the kind of mini-movie episodes that show produces. Look, I'm a big BBC Sherlock fan, but I also enjoy Elementary and its wholly different take on the mythos. Sure, 24-episode seasons don't really do anyone any favors overall, but I think this series has done a good job in using all those episodes to build, develop and, thusly, change the Holmes/Watson relationship.

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Elementary concludes its season not with a bang but with a buzz. A thankful Holmes, standing with Watson before his rooftop hive, names a new species of bee after her. If that’s not the beginning of a bizarrely beautiful partnership, I don’t know what is.

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At the end of the hour, Watson and Sherlock share a cute moment together — where Holmes tells Joan he named a bee after her. There’s hope for these two after all!

This concluding portion where Morland's fellow puppet-master explains how people like Odin control the information people see and have the kind of power that makes them, the old guard of 'influence-peddlers', obsolete feels less like part of Elementary and more like something out of Black Mirror. It is quite effective and Morland's death (which happens off-stage but is strongly foreshadowed at the end of this scene) packs quite the punch. And the scene of Sherlock finding out, from Marcus and Joan, about his father's death is gut-wrenching.

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The hardest part of this process is keeping everyone on track with each of the storyforms you worked out. Egos being what they are, eventually the whole process breaks down without someone in charge knowing and completely understanding the purpose of the Dramatica Storyform.


Sherlock's scene with Joan where he pleaded for her to stay was very good - though with the amount of emotion involved you could easily think, if you were just popping in for a quick look, that Sherlock was asking Joan to stay in town. Not simply within the brownstone. So it was a wonderful scene, despite the fact that it was only about one person wanting to move into their own apartment. Probably somewhere close by. Still, given Sherlock's history with drug use, there is a stronger underlying pull at work. Also, some of the strongest moments on the series come from when Sherlock and Joan are actually able to talk to each other, unguarded.

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People unaware of Dramatica do not understand how someone can possibly know exactly what is supposed to happen 2/3 of the way into the story. And not just the general Dark Night of the Soul baloney, but specific character interactions and key character development points. They just don't get it, and thus rebel and rewrite and essentially tear down all the hard work. As a consultant you can only influence and encourage creatives to keep in line with the original intent and purpose behind a story.