Elementary "A Giant Gun, Filled With Drugs" Review: High Times

Elementary S01E15: "A Giant Gun, Filled With Drugs"

No joke, I loved last night’s episode. Talk about savvy programming, that the Superbowl Special episode of Elementary and the one last night were among the two best episodes the show has ever done. The cold open, a girl getting stuffed into a suitcase after refusing to let a stranger in to charge his cellphone, was genuinely scary (although I resent them punishing a female character for not letting some strange guy into her house—ladies, there are plenty of times where not trusting your instinct lands you in the headlines described as a torso, and don’t forget it).

I loved the circle of Al-Anon supporters listening to JLM spool out a case of his that involved a mongoose and “Colonel” something. At least one of Elementary's writers has a sort of absurd sense of humor that leaks in here and there and when it does, the show is always stronger for it. And then John Hannah turning up in the buff and doing a Scottish accent? As someone who has seen The Mummy at least 2,802 times, John Hannah, Racel Weiz, Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr and Arnold Vosloo will ALWAYS be welcome on my screen. (I can’t be the only person who secretly adores this movie and is down to watch it any old time. Oh I am? Well that’s why I never leave my house.)

I also thought it was wonderful that they were working on a case without the resources of the NYPD/FBI for a change. It was a smaller story (relatively; an international cartel is on average a tiny bit smaller than an international spy ring involving elite covert government agencies), and I thought it was hilarious to put Watson and Sherlock out of their element at the Hurrikane club and all. But most impressive was the central conflict that was raised: That Sherlock’s former drug dealer Reese (Hannah) insisted that when Sherlock was high he was much more creative and brilliant—that the sober version of him was a shadow of his former, London-based self. (Gar he sounded so much like someone from one of my art classes back in college, where I spent critique after critique with fellow art school students and teachers who were proudly high out of their minds.)

I don’t know if this is a meta-comment on the unflattering comparisons to the BBC Sherlock that first dogged this show or if it will turn into Sherlock blowing some rails when he gets super stumped in the season finale, should Irene Adler get involved (and please can she be played by Angelina Jolie?).

We all know that’s not going to happen (Angelina is busy being the closest thing on Earth to Superman/filtering water in third world countries) but the fact that my brain is excitedly trying to predict where the season is going to go instead of sitting back and moaning about how many opportunities have been lost feels quite refreshing. The smaller stories, a mere sprinkling of police, and well-earned emotional punches resting on solidly built story foundations (the sadness of Sherlock borrowing money from his dad, the genuine rage from Sherlock when Reese tempted him with cocaine)...

So to sum: Was it a perfect episode? No, but the relationship between Sherlock and the police (mutually respectful but not partners), the plausibility of the crime (thank goodness no more spy games!), and the emotional connection to the person bringing the story for once were welcome and encourage my hopes more than I’ll say.


But more importantly, what did you think?


QUESTIONS

1. PG tips: best tea ever? (did I imagine this or did Watson specify they had PG tips?)

2. What movie can you watch any day of the week?

3. Do you think Sherlock will ever break sobriety (like, say, in the season finale?)

4. Do you think drugs can honestly make an artist more creative, or do artists who incorporate drugs into their creative mode use them as a crutch because they fear they’re not that good?

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what do you mean John Hannah doing a Scottish accent? he is Scottish, that's his real accent.
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It is painful to watch this show because I have to watch another well put together and frankly over qualified cast submerge within a thin concept. Tragic in a sense to see all that talent being used in that/this sense.
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I agree. The talent of the cast is equal to the BBC Sherlock, but the concept and the mysteries have been dumbed down. I'm reading all the comments below about how much people "loved" this episode and just shaking my head. I guess CBS is making Sherlock for the masses...
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I am rather late to post on this and probably no one will read it, as I just saw this episode, but here goes...

Calling this one of the best episodes is ridiculous.

You consider a stepfather who raised his daughter, and was getting financial help from her, told she has been kidnapped and is then dismissed and left standing there never to be seen gain good television??? If you were him, WOULD YOU NOT GO TO THE POLICE??? Oh, by the way, let's not tell him she would be killed, if he did, thereby giving him incentive not to! How about if he went and tagged along to help find her? Maybe he could have interacted with real father, Hannah, in an important way? At the very least, have him with the daughter at the end, even in the hospital hallway, before she went in to visit Hannah in his room.

How about the finger? Would it have been possible to save it for reattachment? Watson, if I remember correctly, IS A DOCTOR! Checking the viability of the finger for such a purpose would have been nice to see, and if not, so be it, but if so, STERILIZE AND GET IT ON ICE or something! It's not the 1800's anymore. You may have up to 12 hours to do this successfully.

There, had to rant despite this episode being old by now.
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I am also late, but I love your rant so much, I am compelled to add to it. This episode was not only not the best episode, it might be the WORST. It was riddled with holes - in addition to the two that got to you, how about the bare-bones summary of the actual crime:

1. Cartel kidnaps girl.
2. Girl's dad comes to Sherlock. He determines it's the Cartel.
3. At the Cartel hangout, the VERY FIRST and ONLY person Sherlock talks to turns out to be the kidnapper.
4. (Various red herrings)
5. The kidnapper outs himself in broad daylight, gets arrested and apparently "forgets" that there was a third person who knew about the crime.

HUH?? I kept waiting for the trick, the wrinkle, something... I was positive DEA guy wasn't going to be the actual kidnapper, just opportunistically extorting the cash from someone else's crime.

So many opportunities to make an interesting mystery, missed. Otherwise, I thought the writing and the pace of the episode were great. I've grown to like this show more than I ever expected, but the reason it suffers in comparison to BBC Sherlock and even other procedurals is that the mysteries are just not complicated enough. Green and Briscoe would have had this one wrapped up in 20 minutes. You can't introduce the step dad and then leave him out, and it wasn't a clever "reversal" to introduce the narc as someone we should believe, only to make him the perp. It was just dumb.

This review is also a bit shaky. Fine, you liked it and I didn't. But you did see all the episodes about Irene being DEAD, right? And Sherlock almost torturing the heck out of the guy he thought did it?
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Tetley is best tea ever.
Back to the Future. Take me away, I don't mind. But you better promise me, I'll be back in time. I also had a craving for the Mummy the other day and it's not Netflix...? WTF?!
Possibly, in a true moment of desperation he may lose it like when he confronted Irene's supposed killer. Plus he put the cocaine in his pocket.
Never taken mind expanding drugs so can't comment definitively, but everyone can agree that the Beatle's Magical Mystery Tour was 'magical' for a reason.
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Another solid episode. Its getting to the point where if the show gets cancelled, I will be very dissapointed.

I dont know if hard drugs would be able to "expand the mind" in that way, but there are people out there who claim it does so...I dunno. In TV/Movies however, these type of people always seem to be even more brilliant when they are high as a kyte. House, for example, was always brilliant, but when he was high, he was truly incredible.

I think that they are teasing that Sherlock will eventually break sobriety for a case. If memory serves, Sherlock has stated that while in London he always dabbled, but more so for recreation. When Irene was taken/murdered he began using more often as a means to help him find the perpatrator. It got to the point where he was addicted, but still functional (a la House), but eventually his addiction won out, he was fired and so on. So wouldn't it be fitting if the Moriarty problem resurfaces near the end of the season and Sherlock feels he needs a boost.

There are so many movies but as of now, if I had to pick one I'd say, The Dark Knight. In the last 3 weeks it was on TV twice while I was flipping channels and both times I watched it. When I think about it though, it really makes no sense I would do that, cuz I own the movie and can watch it whenever I want...lol
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Looking back after the episode was over, I don't see the point of the whole first scene with the delivery guy (who it turns out had been telling the truth.) He had nothing to do with the kidnapping, and was not even tapped as a witness to it.
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This episode was alright. It wasn't the same police-come-to-Sherlock procedural; it was something more personal. I really thought we'd meet Mycroft in this one, but that remains to be seen. Also, has Clyde been banished to the roof with the bees?
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I totally agree with you about the girl not letting that guy in her house, and how it makes it seem like she made a mistake by not being smart. Also, do any women really jog when it's night out? I love the Mummy 1 and 2, and it's always a treat to see someone like John show up on a t.v. show.

I believe that some artists are better high simply because they allow themselves to explore all possibilities and nothing it too creatively out of bounds. Interesting question, and while the show would most likely be better if it were to happen, I don't think Sherlock will relapse. It's interesting tho, because there's a part of me that doesn't want him too, as if to say he has the inner strength to overcome what not only what everyone else sees as a problem, but one that he perceives to be a problem as well.

I think this was a very strong episode, and hopefully they'll continue with this formula. I'm sure not every case will bring about some emotional conflict with Sherlock, but there's room for stuff with Watson and the two main police officers.
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Love the review and I'm so with you on all points!!
-You'd have to come to my house to see the best tea ever. Tea addict and proud of it.
-The Breakfast Club.
-I think that is a certainty. I think that is one of the many things that makes the Sherlock/Watson relationship so intriguing now more than it was in the first handful of episodes. He will fall off the wagon again at some point.
-Both.
- I too LOVED this episode, which makes it four episodes in a row that I positively adored. I think the show is hitting it's stride and doing quite well and that makes me happy. I also loved that there was a case that didn't involve murder and also didn't involve them working with the cops but doing something on their own. It was fantastic to see that and they should definitely do it more often. I loved that it started off with a girl who got snatched up and she was actually being responsible and reasonable for a change. I hate it when we're supposed to feel bad for the victim when they start off right out the gate making stupid decisions like letting people into their houses and then turning their backs etc.
- Reese was an interesting chap for sure. He made for some humorous, intense, and intriguing moments. I loved the convo he had with Sherlock in the hall and Joan's just waiting for him to put some bloody clothes on!LOL! But the ultimate moment was definitely when he offered Sherlock drugs and basically told him he sucks without him and Sherlock flipped the hell out. Intensity. Loved it. I've slowly been developing a crush on JLM for his portrayal of this character. I know many would argue otherwise, but I think he's doing a really great job.
-The relationship between Joan and Sherlock is probably what I enjoy the most. I love how slow-building it was. They've very slowly (and I suppose realistically) developed this friendship that is beyond them just having a professional relationship. They genuinely have come to care for one another, and for someone like Joan who seems emotionally distant despite helping others to be the oppose, and someone like Sherlock who for all intents an purposes falls just short of being a high functioning sociopath...well it's a fantastic revelation for them both, and neither of them knows what to make of it, nor do they really speak of it but they know its there. Loving their friendmance (which I borrowed from a friend because I didn't know how to describe it otherwise. LOL) . they are slowly coming to grips that they are a bit co-dependent on one another and it's just interesting to watch. But, and this is what I find most interesting, it is almost as though he's traded in one addiction for another. He's always been addicted to puzzles and the cases and he used the drugs to aid in that but he traded the drugs for Watson, which means he's more dependent on her than he probably should. She has somehow become his crutch, which is exactly what she was trying to avoid to begin with but she's sort of using him as a crutch too.
-So now that Sherlock has talked to his father and had to borrow money from him, is it safe to say that he knows about Watson? I wouldn't be surprised if he knew before, but I definitely figure he knows now. Not that he'd say anything just yet.
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"they are slowly coming to grips that they are a bit co-dependent on one another and it's just interesting to watch"

The last scene is very telling. Look up "phrenology" (which is on the sculpter Sherlock is putting back together). Then take into account Sherlock and Watson's conversation. Add in how he helped her with her coat (and all the help she gives him). And finally, how the sculpter had only half of the head completed (implying that the other half needs to be completed).
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Ah, I loved this episode. The ending with Serlock and Watson going off to AA was just so sweet, I actually felt tugs on my practically non existent heartstrings. And Lily, you are NOT the only one to have watched The Mummy a good few hundred (thousand) times. I loved that film. Anywho onto the review questions.

1. PG tips: best tea ever? (did I imagine this or did Watson specify they had PG tips?)

PG tips is literally the only tea I drink. It is awesomeness of awesomeness in a a freaking CUP! (you can all tell I live in England right? Too much tea)

2. What movie can you watch any day of the week?

Hmn...... The Mummy? LOL! That and epic films like Troy, Gladiator, Braveheart... there is something so awesome about everyone yelling and trying to kill each other with pointy weapons.

3. Do you think Sherlock will ever break sobriety (like, say, in the season finale?)

I'm kind of hoping he doesn't. It'd be kind of sad. But I think with Watson around, he probably won't. Or he'll get extremely close and Watson will stop him. I love their friendship. It just proves that men and women do NOT have to have sex to get along. I mean come on, did anyone notice that when the gun went off the first word out of Sherlock's mouth was "Watson?" I think just the fact they have a friendship might keep him sober.

4. Do you think drugs can honestly make an artist more creative, or do artists who incorporate drugs into their creative mode use them as a crutch because they fear they're not that good?

I think drugs destroy the mind, not enhance it. I believe people have a choice, they can use drugs or not, but I certainly wouldn't want to destroy my mind with anything that eats my brain cells at a faster rate then they can re multiply. You hit your head, you lose something like 10,000 brain cells, but they reproduce. You smoke a joint and you kill something like 300,000 brain cells that will NEVER come back. So I suppose I believe people use them more as a crutch if they're scared they're not good enough at what they want to be.
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The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are 2 of my most favourite movies of all time!!!! The cast members you mentioned are always welcome on my screens as well. Good ep.
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I imagine Sherlock will eventually get high which will cause Watson to have to extend her stay past the point when he finds out shes there on her own. More importantly The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are seriously movie classics. They haven't made movies like them since.
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Every time I see John Hannah now I keep waiting for him to say Jupiter's Cock!
1. no Idea
2.Excalibur
3. I think he has to at some point.
4. No, but they think they become more creative.
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1: ?
2: The Departed
3: yep.
4: I think artists use drugs just because being called "artists" makes them feel entitled to
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This episode should've aired after the super bowl, not the one that did. Infinitely better episode.
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agreed
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Haha! I've seen "The Mummy" more times than you! :) Just saying, you better believe that I love it, too! I ALSO loved this episode. From the mere presence of John Hannah to the girl actually behaving responsibly (and then the stupid bad guys abducting her anyway, stupid bad guys) to the undercover DEA agent that went bad to Sherlock's deductions. Great stuff. Also, in response to one of my more recent complaints, this episode wasn't about a murder!! More of that, please.
-You might have imagined it, but I'm willing to go out on a limb with it. It's not absurd to imagine that. Personally, I'm a fan of Twinings English Breakfast, but that's just me.
-"Jurassic Park". I can watch the movie, read the book, listen to the score, play the music on the piano/trumpet, anything. Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, John Williams... it's all golden. Though, as I've indicated above, "The Mummy" is not exactly low on the list either.
-It has to happen at least once. Definitely at some defining moment. I'm hoping it's not at this (or any) season finale. Too predictable. I can get behind a winter finale. I'm hoping it happens sometime when we're not expecting it for a Sherlock reason. As in, he deduces and realizes something that absolutely no one else realizes and we have to wait the winter break to find out what it is or something like that.
-I'm a musician who went to school with a ton of other musicians. Drugs are very popular in the arts. That said, I do not think they are necessary by any stretch of the imagination. I think that artists spend a lot of time being emotional and thinking about emotions and that can make a person sad, which brings drugs into the conversation. I've never done drugs (I DO like alcohol (though I am not an alcoholic), so take that with whatever grain of salt you'd like to), and I know a number of quite successful musicians who are friends who have never used drugs (at least to my knowledge, and I know them fairly well). But like I said, it's not uncommon, and indeed it is fairly common. As for better or worse with or without drugs/alcohol, it depends how you practice. I know a trumpet soloist who performed one of the most difficult solos I've ever heard while completely wasted (alcohol). When asked how he was able to perform that well completely wasted he said, "well, it's easy mate, you get sloshed every morning before you practice" (he's Australian). Just saying.
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Oh, and I meant to mention at some point in that lengthy post of mine above that the mention of a Mongoose and a "Colonel" by Sherlock is both the writers having a sense of humour as well as knowing their source material. I can't recall which tale it was off the top of my head, but that WAS directly out of one of the Conan Doyle short stories. That said, I can always get behind references like that.
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Hi! I went to music school too and agree with your response to #4. Something I noticed is that musicians might perform well on their instruments when they are under the influence but they lose their sense of responsibility in the rest of their life. They forget to show up to rehearsals and gigs (and classes) and then they wonder why they stop getting re-hired.
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For me... I have to wonder if the episodes are being screened in the order originally intended. I can't help but wonder whether this one should have been before Watson's tenure as sober companion was due to end. It was a good episode for sure.
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I was wondering if he found out that she was staying for free when he spoke to his father.
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Good point, but I think if this episode was before the one where Watson is about to leave, there would have been more of an emphasis on her staying because she worried about Sherlock relapsing. The way it was shown, Watson stayed for slightly more selfish reasons; She likes solving cases with Sherlock.
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This review seems kinda rushed....You must be watching 'The Mummy' for the 2803rd time....For me it is 'Snatch'.
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Snatch! God I must watch that twice a month :)
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'doing a Scottish accent' - he bloody IS Scottish
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I made the same comment but for some reason, my post has disappeared.
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Love The Mummy, and also loved this episode. It was nice to see John Hannah. And no, I do not think drugs can make an artist more creative, and I hope Sherlock will never break sobriety. I absolutely love JLM!
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Great episode, IMHO one of the best of the series so far. Loved the character development and though I missed Aidan Quinn in this ep too it was nice to have a break from the murders and spies - I did like the way the writers wrote in Gregson and Bell towards the end, as a nod to their recurring character status.

1. Was PG Tips mentioned? I missed it if it was! Used to drink that as a kid in the UK, now struggle to find a decent English Breakfast here in Canada!

2. Movie...hmm

3. This ep proved that he's being very strong and resilient which I think is more for Watson's sake than his own. Like he has something (everything) to prove to her and because he's now come to respect her he doesn't want to let her down. I do feel that he has to lose it somewhere along the way though. Would be interesting for the writers to explore that avenue a bit more - the question as to whether he's not at his best when 'sober'.

4. In Conan Doyle's SH he used to get high on opium etc when he was bored, not as a way of stimulating his mind to solve cases - it was more something to do in between the cases - but from the background we've got on Elementary, Sherlock has admitted that it was a recreational thing that got out of hand. So not sure about that one.
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The Mummy is one of my all time favourite movies and a movie I can watch any time. Seeing John Hannah in this episode got me all excited. He is a great paring with Sherlock's character. Sadly, I don't think we'll see Rhys again. Now thats disappointing.

I actually liked this episode. I was getting tired of all the murders and homicides especially from the Superbowl episode, and no one died in this episode! They should have showed this instead of the other one because this had more Sherlock development.

But I must admit though, I quite didn't get the point of the corrupt DEA agent. He was still working against the Cartel, but went on his way to commit another crime.

If Angeline doesn't mind humbling herself to the standards of network television, then I think she would be perfect as Irene Adler. She hasn't done much (movie/film stuff) these days anyway.
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To be honest I liked the super bowl episode more but "A Giant Gun, Filled With Drugs" was still better then "The Red Team".

1. I agree, girls should always trust their instincts and never let a stranger inside their houses. The writers shouldn't punish the character for doing what is right. Also putting people in suitcases always freaks me out (I have claustrophobia)

2. Again, no Clyde. Looks like he was only a guest star. I'll miss him.

3. I would love Angelina to play Irene Adler (or any other female character in "Elementary" for that matter)

4. I missed Aidan Quinn in this episode.

5. I hate when kidnappers mutilate their victims. Those fingers never grow back.

Questions:

1. IMO the best tea is Greenfield Earl Grey.

2. I have few of those: Twelve Monkeys, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Michael Collins and (the original) Matrix.

3. Probably - to save Joan from death.

4. In the past there were painters and poets/writers who could do their work only under the influence of alcohol / drugs. For example Philip K. Dick wrote his best books when he was stoned like a pink elephant.

Thanks for review, Lily!
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I would also like an episode with hackers in it, maybe with a poster of Angelina on the wall where he is investigating. She'll never be on the show I'm sure, but it would be a funny little nudge.
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Well she does secretly DVR the show. Apparently.
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1. I dont drink tean 2. Die Hard 3. yes he will break sobriety, and quite possibly not go off the deep end, giving him the proof he is looking for that shows he isn't an addict.Watson will then have to try to convince both herself and him that it is just a temporary case of being a "functioning" addict. so , more drama and scalding comments. 4. he isn't an artist so the correlation doesn't work. The question would be, do you think a surgeon or pilot who uses drugs is more alert and faster in their response times than one who is sober/clean?
and numbered questions aside, I too noticed the speech at the meeting being from an actual Sherlock Holmes case, and I am hoping the writers try to use more of those in this fashion, fills in his history with actual cases from Conan Doyle without making them into episodes themselves. And while it may be a little morbid, I did like that the writers made it the kidnapped girl's finger and not just a random finger that jumps to a commercial, but you come back and find out she is still unhurt.
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I loved this episode, thoroughly entertaining!
Also, PG Tips is NOT the best tea ever. If we're talking just standard tea (sometimes called English Breakfast), then I think the best is Twinings Everyday or Yorkshire Tea...
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Yorkshire Gold. You can find PG-Tips, Typhoo, Yorkshire, Twinings etc. if you're in the US near a World Market/Cost-Plus. Lots of digestives and chocolates and little comforts of the UK in my local shop.
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Count me as one of those who openly loves "The Mummy" and has seen it a gazillion times!
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I thought this episode was really good as well. I enjoyed seeing Sherlock and Watson doing detective work without the police for a change. In the books, Sherlock is a private detective, though he does consult for the police quite a bit, but still, a lot of his cases come about from clients showing up at his flat. And it was nice to see him work without all those additional resources. And speaking of the books, Sherlock's story at the meeting, involving the mongoose, was actually a reference to "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," one of the cases from the original series, which was nice to see. Out of context, the things he was saying were hilarious. But more importantly, John Hannah. Seriously, this is one of those actors that I could watch anything that he's in and enjoy it. Even that really boring and dull thing that you just though of, yes, even that. Anyway, on to the questions.

1. I don't want to sound like a ruffian or anything, but I've never had PG tips before. I suppose I should probably try it, considering it apparently is the best tea ever.

2. Well anything with John Hannah, first of all, which includes the Mummy. I think I could genuinely watch that movie a huge amount, since it has the perfect blend of not taking itself serious while also being actually good and well made. One of my favorite parts, the shoot-out on the boat, I could watch over and over. The bit where the Americans are having a lot of fun shooting crazily for the sake of it, and that guy says "Americans" in that way. Yeah, that's straight up gold right there.

My two favorite movies are probably the Count of Monte Cristo (newer version) and The Usual Suspects. I watched the Count of Monte Christ three nights in a row once, and still wanted to watch it again. And there was one day during my college years where I watched the Usual Suspects three times in the same day (each time with different people) in order to spread the good news that it's such a good movie. And even on that third time I was noticing different bits that I'd forgotten about, and realized again how cool they were.

3. Honestly, I don't ever want him to break sobriety. I really don't. I hate it how television is this crazy weird place where if someone ever makes the mistake of saying: "I'm an alcoholic by the way," then you pretty much know at some point they'll go off the deep end. This is the same world where the only stable, healthy, romantic relationships are found in crime shows, spy shows, or something that involves a lot of killing and action, and even then relationships aren't always safe. So when it turns out that this Sherlock has actually had a major problem with drugs (in the books drugs are just a "meh" part of Sherlock's life, something that he does when a case is finished, but never lets run or ruin his life), I was immediately worried that he was going to use again. So far things have gone well, and I was pleased that he was tested but didn't use in this episode, which is a good step for his character. However, the one time that he went overboard with drugs in the past is when he lost someone special to him, and finales are times when characters lose things that are special to them. So yeah, unfortunately I think he'll go crazy at some point, and Watson will have to get him back on track again. I also think the writers might just give in at some point and have him start using solely for the sake of conflict, regardless if it actually progresses the story or his character, or even makes things interesting.

4. Yes and no. I think that certain drugs can be used as a tool to give artists ideas they wouldn't normally have, but I don't think that a painter on drugs can genuinely paint better, or that a writer drunk can perform the task of writing better than if they're sober. So while they can serve as a muse of sorts, I think that the bulk of the work that an artist does is better done sober, especially for those artists that make huge sculptures. And in terms of drugs and alcohol becoming a crutch for artists, I can see that happening. But regardless of whether they use these things as a crutch, what is more likely to happen is that they become addicted to these things, in which case they become less of a superstitious addition to their creative process, and more of a demanding presence that won't let you think straight unless you partake of it.

When it comes to Sherlock, I have a hard time buying the fact that he works better high. In the books he used drugs to deal with the natural low that followed behind the high of completing a case, but he didn't actually use drugs to improve his deductive reasoning. And the idea that cocaine or heroine, in particular, would make him a better crime-solver is quite a stretch.
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Angelina Jolie as Irene Adler is brilliant. How did I not think of this >.<

I liked this episode. Compared to spies and serial killers the scope was rather small, but there were a lot of great character moments. The ending actually made me realize something. Sherlock Holmes has come further in 15 episodes than Sheldon has in 6 seasons.
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As for question 4, two words. Walter Bishop...
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