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  • 7.0

    The second season begins with Holmes and Watson heading to London to help and old friend and make amends with family.

    By meathead704, Oct 07, 2013

    Unlike "The Simpsons", "Elementary" started off the season on a positive note. Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have not lost a beat and are just as good as ever. The one criticism I had of this episode was that it was a little too predictable. I think it was painfully obvious that it would turn out that LaStrade was right all along and all of his doubters would be made to look like idiots. Also, I did not care much for the story of Holmes and his estranged brother. I have seen it before in the past (Once in an episode of "All in the Family" that had an almost exactly the same story. Overall, I did find this episode enjoyable. I look forward to the next episode, and the episode after that and...moreless

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  • 8.0

    Welcome Holmes

    By ZachMerriman, Oct 03, 2013

    Just caught the season premiere. Holmes took Watson to his (former) stomping grounds,

    We meet Mycroft and Lestrade, and get a semi-tolerable murder case, quite the opener.

    My main issue lies within how they depicted Holmes' older sibling.

    Was I the only one disappointed in Mycroft's portrayal? Not the actor, but the character.

    He was a dullard, a hack of any past adaptions. The only related quality is spats with Sherlock.

    Mycroft always was painted as a sharper but less ambitious Holmes,

    I awaited any form of deduction, better yet anything impressive. Still waiting...moreless

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  • 7.5

    Not bad for a season head start

    By faditech1, Sep 28, 2013

    As usual Holmes and Watson get the job done, but this plastic gun disposal issue, and anyone with 3D printer can make a gun .... well its stupid but worth the shot

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  • 9.0

    Different, but not bad

    By OuroborosSnyder, Sep 28, 2013

    Not the best season opener for season 2, but I still liked it. It was different. It was a weird case, but I liked that we got some insight into Holmes' personal life. Those scenes were interesting in my opinion. Can't wait to see what happens in next weeks episode!

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  • 10

    Home Sweet Home

    By MOS0351, Sep 27, 2013

    a good start for this season. I see that they went back to character's(sherlock holmes) roots by starting off this season in london... can't wait for episode 2

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  • 10

    The charm of that whispering thing

    By ionee24, Sep 27, 2013

    Holmes and Watson take their first vacation: to London! As the odd couple they truly are, they spend their time solving cases and introducing Joan to the brother Sherlock never told her about. The show dances around the issue with an uncanny set up for Mycroft's revenge and a surrogate Holmes that Joan may actually sleep with.

    It turns out Mycroft actually sees Joan and Sherlock for what they truly are. Intrigued by the discovery, he just wanted to ask, in that lovely whispering way the Holmes boys have made their trademark, what does it takes to be closer to his brother.

    Joan must be as moved by the request as Sherlock is irritated by Lestrade, for the next day the brothers finally reach Step 9, in their unique Holmes way. Thus Clyde the turtle finally has the chance to grow closer to his uncle.moreless

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  • 8.5

    Home-Made

    By AriSky, Sep 27, 2013

    After making us wait so long for Moriarty, they just hand Mycroft to us on this premiere platter. I enjoyed having his character in the game, but I'm not quite sure what long-term he's added just yet. Being in London and actually getting to see 221B was great. The case, however, was very lacking and more than a bit convoluted because there were too many introductions and not enough time on the case itself. I kinda wanted to stay in London longer, but hopefully with Mycroft now, trips will be more frequent. One thing that really, really bothered me was how girly Joan was dressing. Where's the kickass-take-names outfits from last season? Why make her more of an object now? Anyway, decently strong premiere, decent hook to get me coming back.moreless

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