Elementary "Snow Angels" Review: Is It Still Snowing Where You Live? (Other Than That, a Pleasant Episode)

Elementary S01E19: "Snow Angels"

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is back, my dears! Did they realize how long the hiatus would be when they sketched out a blizzard-based episode? Maybe it's the privilege of living in sunny California, but the ethereal city snowscape last night felt vaguely off-topic. Still, the storm seemed more a device to cater to critics who might complain that a Sherlock with access to Google is much less deductive than a Sherlock with Victorian levels of electricity. And in "Snow Angels," Sherlock had to solve the crime in the old-fashioned way: using only cool hard reason and social media. 

Last night Sherlock got down and dirty with his inner child, making a road map of locks for his pet turtle Clyde to navigate and stewing over blueprints in child’s tent/fort/sheet teepee. 


Watson remarked on the use of locks to represent locked-down checkpoints and JLM snapped, "I’m not interested in making a visual pun!" But let me take a minute or two and give much respect to the writers and art department who go out of their way to find visually interesting devices to explain the crimes in every single episode. Its not all blue-tinted flashbacks on Elementary, and for that I’m greatful. However, sometimes (as in the ending of this episode, where he was splattering fake blood all over a freshly cleaned floor and then told her to go put on a blindfold), it seems like these sorts of set pieces are less to illustrate a point to the audience and more to hammer in Sherlock’s eccentricity. 

The emotional B-story this week centered around a stunningly lovely transgender woman who cleaned the house, settling once and for all my issue of, is it sexist that Sherlock makes Watson do all the chores, or merely part of her apprenticeship? Well now both of them can focus on the serious business of case work (i.e. hitting cupcakes with a tennis racket into a bouncy castle) instead of pretending the beautifully lit brownstone is dirty. 

I really don’t like to, or see the point in, dissecting the weekly "throwaway" story in a procedural; I prefer to focus on where Watson and Sherlock are in their relationship. But since they had few conflicts this episode and were going along as swimmingly as peanut butter and jelly in my mouth, I’d like to unpack a few moments of this week’s caper:

1. Never help a damsel in distress with a wig on. She’s up to no good. But seriously, is it a bad thing to show some good samaritan getting butchered because he put aside his duty of keeping a door closed in order to help a woman in great distress? 

There’ve been incidents of women screaming for help in NYC who were left to be killed or raped because no one wanted to get involved, and it always makes me wince when I see people who actually try to be decent human beings punished for it on television. Should TV make a point of rewarding socially responsible behavior/doing the right thing? Or would that destroy countless thousands of perfectly delightful CSI episodes?

2. The theft of blueprints to ERoC (more pertinent information on ERoC here) was masked by the theft of 200 fictional cellphones. With Microsoft pushing its windows phone on every major network and previously featuring its click-clack-flap tablet on Elementary, it seems crazy they’d sidestep such a custom-made opportunity to showcase a gadget. I’m assuming associating the phone with theft and the brutal slaying of a security guard made them wary of product placement, and for that I am begrudgingly admiring.

3. Lena Dunham’s onscreen mother (Becky Ann Baker) from Girls made an appearance!

She’s brilliant, and may I say incredibly busty and sexy on Girls. I wonder if they be any sort n as some sort of regular as well in Elementary while she’s on her HBO off season, although I would especially love  to think its the same character she plays in GIRLS. That would explain why she cut off funding her daughter’s writing career, she’s enjoying her own NY adventure of driving extremely large vehicles.

4. Someone on Elementary’s writing staff still hasn’t forgiven FEMA. Hey, do you think getting to the head of a major organization after presumably rising through the ranks over decades of dedicated service and then realizing the salary was only the thirteenth-highest would turn YOU to a life of crime? Yeah? Well. 

5. I’m still confused if those bundles of shredded, old currency were just bales like hay bales or if they’d already been reconstituted into snuggly warm throw blankets to be sold online and in ERoC’s gift shop. Wouldn’t that be cool, to have a snug little blanket made up of chewed up dirty currency? 

Despite the fact Sherlock and Watson are working hand-in-glove, have resolved the roommate-relationship crisis that is chores (I used to live in a crumbling art commune over a gallery space made up of custom-picked, peace-loving, vegan artist types, but the issue of who was and was not sweeping the stairs almost brought us to each other’s throats. Seriously our house leader called an emergency meeting over "broken fuju.") There was a lovely moment where Sherlock pointed out that his sober companion was lost before he found her and gave her a purpose as his apprentice. She disagreed but the lingering note of the episode was that he’d indeed sort of saved her from an ordinary life. So, a nice subtle moment in an otherwise enjoyable (if chilly) return to form.

QUESTIONS:

... Did this episode feel seasonally off to you, or is there still snow on the ground where you live?

... Was Watson lost when she met Holmes, or is that a case of heroin addicts throwing stones from glass houses?

... Had it occurred to you that dollars eventually get thrown into landfills, and does that knowledge make you want to leap into the nearest landfill like Scrooge McDuck into a vault of coins?

... Does TV have a responsibility to not punish characters for doing the right thing, or is seeing good samaritans repeatedly killed for stopping and helping bystanders actually an important cautionary message? How much influence does either message really have?

... Currency blankets: Would you buy one? (Assuming the mulched dollars woven in had been thoroughly disinfected?)

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No snow today. Forecast for tomorrow. But, I suppose no one here (and the reviewer) are US Government employees. The FEMA lady was a GS-13. That is just a pay grade. I'm not sure I understand what the reviewer is referring to with respect to "thirteenth-highest". I think the highest I got to was GS-8, but maybe it was GS-5. Oh, well. Long, long time ago...

I enjoyed the episode. This series is definitely a keeper. I was kind of expecting Mrs. Hudson to move in, since she is the keeper of the door in the books, but interesting none the less.
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... Does TV have a responsibility to not punish characters for doing the right thing, or is seeing good samaritans repeatedly killed for stopping and helping bystanders actually an important cautionary message? How much influence does either message really have?

I think TV shouldn´t have to do anything. But it is good to show some aspects of life!
Life isn´t fair at all. You can be the nicest and kindest person, you still can get cancer for no reason...


That doesn´t mean, you should be pain in the ass either^^
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Snow has mostly melted here by now, but it is still cold enough to relate:)
And despite the cold I vote no to the old dirty money blanket!
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Yes yes yes we still have snow (hate this prolonged winter all over Europe) but the snow storm that was shown in this episode made me laugh. I mean come on, there was barely snow on the ground, maybe 5 centimetres (2 inches) at most. This would not stop all transportation! I know it's difficult and expensive to make a show with a snowstorm but I think it's better for the characters to stay inside if you cant show a desent snowstorm. This was too lazy so I couldn't enjoy the episode as much as I could have because other than the snowstorm, it was great. P.S. I saw a better snowfall on Easter morning this year.
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Lily, how do you like the fact that your reviews are read all around the world? So many remarks about the snow. The fact that snow was still falling in large parts of Europe that should be enjoying spring might be part of it. Like Maartje said, we (in the Netherlands) had our last snow a few days ago. last night was the first where it wasn't below zero (Celsius) so "Spring is coming".

On other topic: liked the episode but it wasn't the best of the series.
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It snowed last week here, so no problems with the weather in this episode. You're lucky if you live in L.A. or Florida! Great episode...I loved the lady who drove the snow plough!
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It snowed yesterday in Newfoundland:/
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It stopped snowing only two das ago in Germany, so Episode is up to Date. But the Show itself is rather disappointing. Was expecting more from Miller and Liu.
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I have come to realize that this show is Monk... with a few minor changes.
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Loved this episode. Didn't feel like an off episode at all. Feel like the creative team is trying to switch things up a little to avoid the repitition of the first few episodes and the week to week repititions a crime procedural like this can fall into. I feel like Holmes and Watson's relationship deepens every episode, even if little by little. Both were lost without each other, in my opinion, and Watson seems much more like an equal to Holmes than the original, if I remember my old stories right. Loved Pam the snow plow lady as I love her in GIRLS and FREAKS AND GEEKS. Definitely hope she comes back. But I have to say, and I'm embarrassed to put this question out there... Mrs. Hudson is transgender? I feel stupid because it seems so obvious to the reviewer and many fans, but did I miss something in the episode, even a throwaway line to tell us this? Or is it just her slightly mannish features?
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Holmes remarked that she has an adamsapple, which is more than a little mannish ;)
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The actress who plays Ms Hudson, Candis Cayne, actually doesn't have a prominent Adam's apple. She's apparently been post-op since 1996, so...

I think that exchange of lines was the writers' attempt to open up that discussion in a subtler way that would also highlight the deductive skills that Sherlock has been helping Watson develop.
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There is most definitely still snow on the ground where I live. Probably wont be gone for another two weeks, so this episode didnt feel completely off base.
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Yes, snow did fall here on april 4th and that is not normal for this time of year in the Netherlands but it looks like spring is finally coming :D

I liked the episode and loved the house guest
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not only is there still snow on the ground here, it just snowed this morning.
OK, so yeah, I'm in Stockholm Sweden, but still...
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I didn't think about the off-season-ness of it at all until you mentioned it, and really I think it had no effect on the show. Especially if you take into account it actually DID snow during this past week. Now if they had started talking about Christmas plans or something, for sure.

I think the show is pretty solid on the whole, and as usual the pithy dialogue was fun.
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Still not one of my favorite shows and I only keep watching because I hope it will get better and maybe even good someday. Not likely because I'm not fond of this interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.

The fact that a NYPD detective actually spotted a fake blonde hair was pretty amazing and arresting somebody without SH help was I think a first for the series.

Mrs Hudson was introduced and reduced to ...... I have no clue ...... but the way they treat original characters and make them completely irrelevant is just another example of my main problem with the show. Why is this show about Sherlock Holmes?!? At this point I'm not even looking forward to the introduction of Moriarty...

About the weather... Well some people have snow till May some never, who cares? If there is one show that is seasonally off nowadays it's Community. A Haloween episode in March? That's seasonally off!
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actually it is snowing where I live North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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To answer the first question: It is never snowing where I live. :)
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Sigh, another waste of the lovely and talented Jill Flint. She couldn't even get a reasonable amount of face time on the show in which she was a main cast member (Royal Pains).
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I knew I recognized her. She was a regular on "The Good Wife" as Kalinda's FBI foe-love-interest, Lana.
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I know it is nit-picky of me, but living in a state where snow is around longer than the summer, what was up with Watson's snow boots!? I mean really who is going to go out in a blizzard wearing at least 4 inch heels and no gloves as well.
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It's characters' idiotic habit of never wearing hats in cold weather that always gets me. So what if you can't see the actors' perfectly styled hair for three whole minutes? The realism that wearing a hat in winter brings to a show is never lost on me. (Special shout-out to Fringe's Olivia Dunham for frequently -- and appropriately -- wearing a knit cap during many of her outside-in-Massachusetts-at-night scenes.)
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Complimenting Olivia Dunham will get a thumbs up from me every time!
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I can't argue with the merits of wearing a hat in cold weather, but can say that I see plenty of people, men and women, going without one in frigid weather.

So not wearing a hat, is just as realistic as wearing one, even if it isn't the smartest move.
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I agree on both parts. I was hesitant with the idea of Watson being a woman when the series began and although I now think they can do it I would rather she be a little more like Olivia, in that she is not so overtly concerned with being pretty as she is with having common sense while traversing New York as a detective.
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How is it that Mrs Hudson's appearance went largely unnoticed?!
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Ms. Hudson. I noticed. I enjoy the twists they put on the characters.. Can't wait to see what they do for Mycroft.
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Where i live we don't call this a blizzard, we called it Whether.
I liked the episode, it was kind of refreshing seeing Holmes and Watson get along. More Clyde is always welcome too.
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I did love this episode. Mainly because of Pam and the transgender lady. They cracked me up. And Clyde the turtle made an appearance so I was especially happy that he hadn't turned that cute little turtle into soup. Also that scene where Sherlock threw clothes at Watson and he only turned around so she could get dressed, and she decided to change under the covers, just cracked me up. I loved it. Now for Lily's review questions.

Did this episode feel seasonally off to you, or is there still snow on the ground where you live?

Yes there was snow two days ago for us here in England, and there may be more tomorrow, so the snow in this episode made me laugh because we might be having the same problems very soon.

Was Watson lost when she met Holmes, or is that a case of heroin addicts throwing stones from glass houses?

I don't think Watson was necessarily lost. I do think she was unhappy with her life and how it had turned out, so the fact that she found Sherlock was a good thing because she found something that made her happy. That doesn't make her lost, it just made her bored. LOL!

Had it occurred to you that dollars eventually get thrown into landfills, and does that knowledge make you want to leap into the nearest landfill like Scrooge McDuck into a vault of coins?

Hmn... it did occur to me that currency does get destroyed, but it didn't occur to me to jump into a landfill. After all, money is well and truly shredded when i's destroyed over here, just as I'm sure it is in America. So it'd be pointless trying to put a million iny pieces back togeher to make one phony money note.

Does TV have a responsibility to not punish characters for doing the right thing, or is seeing good samaritans repeatedly killed for stopping and helping bystanders actually an important cautionary message? How much influence does either message really have?

Both messages have a great deal of influence. Yes it's true that people often get killed because people walk away and don't do anything to help. But here in England, when Tony Blair was Prime Minister, he publicly announced that for our own safety we should walk away if we see a crime being committed and call the Police from a couple of blocks/streets away. Of course that sends out a message that trying to save someone's life is pointless, but on the same note you still have your own life so it depends how you choose to weigh it out. People often have choices to make like that. It's known as the "Sadistic Choice". You see someone in trouble, whether they are being attacked or have already been attacked for whatever reason. You can A stop to help them, risking the chance that you may or may not be being conned or that you may or may not end up a victim yourself (if they're genuine you feel great that you stepped up and helped someone) or B you walk away and you live with the guilt of doing that. Or not, depending on whether you're morally bankrupt. I've been faced with choices like that having lived in Tottenham my whole life. I was once asked by a guy to come and help him to help his eight year old nephew, whose zip had apparently broken. I chose not to go, because who's to say if I had gone with this guy that he wouldn't have raped/mugged/killed me or all of the above. He may have genuinely wanted some help with his young nephew but I decided not to take that chance. People make choices all the time and in a way it's great to see that making the right choice (the security guard going to the aid of a woman in distress) doesn't always have the right outcome (him getting killed because she was faking it) because that is true to life situations. Often people are misleading and are trying to con you and it's good that they show that side on TV now because they didn't used to do that. It used to always be that a good samaritan saved someone and they were a hero but that isn't always the case.

Currency blankets: Would you buy one? (Assuming the mulched dollars woven in had been thoroughly disinfected?)

Um... No. The reason being that if I buy a blanket I want it to keep me warm. A money blanket, disinfected or otherwise, would not keep me warm. So it would be a pointless endeavor. LOL!
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I'm in Virginia and we had sleet and snow on Thursday, and I know my parents (in NY) had a pretty good storm this week, so for a show set in NYC it's not very far off.
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There is still a lot of snow where I'm from right now :/. So the last picture is pretty accurate :P
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we actually had a lot of snow 4th April 2013, Anglia UK. It was awful.
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No snow in SA (like ever, I've seen snow twice in my life, and by snow I mean a tiny amount of white stuff that just just makes a white cover on the ground)
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Show was good as always...but only one thing for me this time...OMG...Watson wear some decent foot wear when you are to trudge around in knee high snow blizzard..(high heeled little suede boots) will get you frost bite...At lest Holmes wore the right gear....SHEESH!!! Ok I feel better now...
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We had alot of snow a week ago, but today it was almost 60 degrees, so my first thought was that I'm glad that winter is (should be) done. I don't think Watson was lost, she just found something more exciting when she decided to study under Holmes. I'm not lost, but if I got a fun job that paid well, i'd take it in a heartbeat.

Great Scrooge McDuck reference, but no. No it does not. It would be nice for good people doing good things to catch a break once in awhile. Remember the episode not too long ago where the lady did the smart thing and didn't open the door for that delivery person at night? And he forgot his ID? And then, to reward her, she got shoved into a bag and got one of her digits cut off? We need some balance.

I would buy $1k unmulched woven blankets at half cost. Fun review, fun episode. Looking forward to your Nikita end of year breakdown!
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I was surprised that the writer/s didn't have Holmes point out to Watson that some women have an Adam's Apple - a fact that could've led to more intrigue/fun.
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Bad things happen to good people and vice versa. What the show portrayed was only realistic; if people want to rob your building, they're going to force their way in or find a way to trick you. It's unfortunate, but it's how people work. There is still snow on the ground where a number of my friends are, but probably not that much. I'm in CA myself, and my hometown hasn't seen snow in more years than I've been alive, let alone snow in April. I loved that Clyde finally reappeared in this episode and that they made Sherlock solve the case without much of today's technological help. Good nod to how he would have solved cases in his original time.
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I rather liked this episode, as Watson and Holmes have now fully embraced their roles. The nod to Mrs. Hudson was a nice touch, as was a technically inhibited Holmes.
And as I look out my window, its snowing like crazy, and there's 4 feet of the white stuff in my garden.
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yes it is unfortunately still snowing where I live.

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No, of course she wasn't "lost!" She was content in her role as a sober companion; the series hasn't shown anything that disputes that point, to my knowledge. No, it was her encounter with Holmes that drew a stark contrast between the world he inhabits, and the world she (and everyone else) comes from. Not her fault, at all .... and the way she responded to that is a fascinating theme of this show. How many of us would put up with half the crap she gets from Holmes? Waking up to have him choose what she wears? Expecting her to clean up? Involving himself in her private life in so many ways? Come ON!!!!

Joan is, and always has been, her own person; it's one of the things Holmes treasures about her. She is NO pushover, and meets him halfway (whether he wants to, or not). She could walk away tomorrow and continue her life as before - the question is, would she want to? She made the choice when she decided to be his apprentice - case CLOSED!
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Hell, they have precognitive powers - wish they'd give me lottery numbers too... Still snowing here in Poland - and it isn't common for our climate - last year we could go out in t shirts in April...:S
Damn I hate winter.
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The biggest question of this ep is really, how did everyone like/dislike Miss/Mrs Hudson? I'd like to know what others thought, I found that I liked her despite her brief apperance. I do hope this isn't just a throwaway appearance and that we do see her often, despite her only coming on Tuesdays. If not for the appearance of that character, this was yet another lackluster episode. I can ignore the case of the week if the main characters do interesting things, and I have to say that they didn't. The character that did the most interesting things this ep was Clyde the turtle.
On a very obscure fangirl note, another thing that made the episode for me (other than the introduction of the Mrs Hudson character) was the guest starring of Howard McGillin. Who appeared for a few seconds through a partially opened door. That is all I took away from this ep. I know it's a procedural but we're 3 eps from the finale, shouldn't something less boring start to happen by now?
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Wondering... Does anyone else watch Johnny Lee Miller delivering lines as Sherlock and hear Gordon Ramsay? It has gotten a bit distracting of late.. Sherlock Holmes' Kitchen Nightmares lol. Might be just me....
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I'm just watching Jonny Lee Miller Dec 2015 on Hulu. I said the same thing!! Jonny sounds just like Gordon Ramsey & am doing a search to see if they have locale, school, or social circles in common!! Found your post, Superllama! Unbelievable...
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I can see how you got there; as one makes cogent ramblings, whilst the other delivers sense equations that only a drunken docker can appreciate.
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I lived in the Twin Cities at one time and it snowed 13 inches the afternoon of 29 April one year (causing 300+ traffic accidents in under 3 hrs!) but having experienced nor'easters on both sides of the pond, my question is, where the hell was the wind, which, according to a radio report on the show was meant to be the equivalent of a Cat 3 hurricane??? Lame. Details people! If you are going to give information then at least have the agency to follow through with them. Otherwise, just say nothing, which is so much better than looking half-assed.

I am so glad you and several commenters brought up the issue of the good samaritan - bad outcome trope as that also made me uncomfortable and made me think of the 1964 case of Kitty Genovese, also NYC. I generally do not like to see this sort of injustice in popular media; I don't think media should make life seem unrealistically rosy but it would be nice to foster community rather than fear. There is a reason that nearly every culture on the planet has a parable of the good samaritan and I think modern media should honor that and shame the reverse. (Full disclosure, I am not an adherent of any major religion but have been a student of many.) I realize that my perspective may be a bit naive and/or misguided, television is entertainment after all, but I believe that we, the audience, have a right to take objection to various contrivances.

I find the show entertaining and JLM puts in a good performance, but I for one am so thoroughly excited for new series of Sherlock at the BBC, the superiorly intelligent Holmes.
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.. You went the entire review not mentioning that it was Miss Hudson cleaning the house? Do you even Sherlock Holmes?

1. Yes, snow. It's snowing as I write this. I live in Norway. I live in snow about 1/3 of the year. And it's never a big deal.
3. Never thought about it, I still regularly get bills older than 2005, so I thought that wasn't the case, but then again, Norway. Not the same.
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And here I was thinking I was the only Norwegian on here. Haha
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I have seen Becky Ann Baker in three things, this episode, and episode of Person Of Interest and Storm Of The Century(Which I think they gave a nod to in the episode when Sherlock said "Storm Of The Century.") What do all of those shows have in common? Huge storms. I guess she really likes snow machines.
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the episode wasn't seasonably off ... if the writers didn't have to deal with the morons who schedule the shows ... and leave weeks of gaps containing repeat episodes for no good reason
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Seasonally off? Yeah, I suppose so. It still snows here in the GTA (Toronto area) every few days, but nothing near stormy. As BrookeDsBaby said below, a looooot of people mention "It's supposed to be Spring!" or "I can't believe we're in April." I'm okay with seasonally off, though, as long as it's not holiday themed.

As for TV's responsibility of showing good samaritans being rewarded, I don't consider TV to have any responsibility of the sort. The only responsibility I have for TV shows is to tell an entertaining story. It may have some influence, especially on the shut-in-types who like to think TV is real life, but for the most part, I don't think it has that much influence. Generally, I think you're either the type of person to open your door to strangers or you're not, which I think is based on real life experience rather than TV. Then again, some people are raised on TV, so I can't speak for everybody.

All that said, didn't an episode a few weeks ago show a girl NOT opening the door for a stranger who wanted to use her phone, then was killed by an intruder in her home? Her caution there may have helped with her death... or could've gotten the other guy killed too. The message either way is that some people exploit the kindness of others, some don't. Shows don't have to stick to one portrayal over another.
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"Was Watson lost when she met Holmes"

Don't know about Joan, but Clyde the turtle definitely has a more interesting life since they both found him.
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In paris, where I live, a few snowflakes fell the day before yesterday so not really awkward...
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-It felt seasonably off to me. But I've noticed that both CBS Thursday dramas are off by a couple of months. Not in this episode of "Person of Interest", but in the last one we had had (in early March), they were still showing 2012 as the current year. So I'm not completely surprised to see it. But I've gotten too used to seeing cable TV and shows like "LOST" where the timeline is completely off from real life, so, while I noticed it, it doesn't bother me too much.
-I think it's a matter of perspective. Each of us are relatively "lost" at many times in our lives and are "saved" by many random things, big or small. I think that if it were anyone but Sherlock Holmes saying that, it would come off horribly, but his social skills are such that it reads more like an accurate statement of friendly evaluation of Watson's life by an outsider and really wasn't supposed to be a comment of how good Sherlock's personal life is for her but rather the professional life they've created together. Or at least, that's how it was supposed to read.
-Yeah, I've heard of that before, and it's made me consider both the Scrooge McDuck swim and the concept of poverty in general. I don't always come out of those thoughts with a smile on my face, truth be told.
-I would say yes and no. I think it's improper to show too many good samaritans harmed, while at the same time, bad things happen to good people and unfortunately that's just the way it goes. I think it requires the writers to write a better bad guy. After all, most real bad guys aren't bad guys like a cartoon villain where the devil himself presided at their graduation ceremony and is holding a place at the table for them for when they eventually officially join the unholy alliance. They're people who seem decent enough if you meet them on the street who merely violate the law because that's how they make a living. This second type of villain will think for a long hard time before harming innocents in their plans, and I think TV shows about crime should make an effort to emphasize the difference.
-Yes. That sounds pretty awesome, gotta be honest. If you want to go into business, let me know, because I want to be part of that franchise (also, that means I would get the blankets for cheap).
Last note: I was wondering when we would meet a Mrs. Hudson, and I totally love what they've done with her character. This Mrs. Hudson is pretty darn neat, and I hope we see her every once in a while.
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How are you not mentioning that the stunningly lovely transgender woman was Mrs. Hudson. THE Mrs. Hudson?! Which is awesome, by the way.
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Lol! I am so slow! I just realized who Mrs. Hudson is. I guess I just couldn't make the connection since Mrs. Hudson is usually the landlady and is old. I'm loving Elementary's spin to source material characters. I wonder who is next.
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Indeed! Thank you for bringing attention to that. That was really the only highlight of the ep for me, because I really wasn't expecting any Mrs Hudson character to show up due to their current living arrangements, so that was honestly a nice surprise. And despite trying to make her overly quirky, I rather like her.
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Best Mrs Hudson ever!
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Actually the snowstorm felt VERY on topic here as we're still experiencing -degree weather and everyone mentions every 5 minutes how it's "suppose to be spring"
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All our snow has melted (Southern Canada) but it still seems determined to fall from the sky every few days, even if it doesn't stick around for long.
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It snowed last week up here(Alaska), and we still have several feet of snow on the ground. It's not unusual at all to have snowstorms in April here.
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Punishing a good Samaritan would be bad, but the security guard was an idiot. Storm coming...not a person in sight... lone woman walking where to where?...just happens to fall right in front of your door?...just call 911 for her, but you don't unlock the doors. Duh!
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He also wasted his dying moment to shoot her instead of just calling someone. That way by the time the police got there, the thieves would still be inside the building. He could have also instead written what had happened with his own blood. ;)
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I thought the case was particularly week. I might have missed something so any clarification is welcomed. But how did Sherlock suspect the FEMA lady? The only explanation he gave (afaik) is she has a low paying salary. I thought the culprit was too convenient. Also, they didn't even bothering to finish it. After the caught the two ladies escaping from the interrogation room, they didn't give any explanation to where the other two accomplices were.

Again I might have missed something that would explain this plot holes. But it just seemed to me that the writers attempted to make a complicated mystery but ended up with a convoluted mess.
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I thought it was pretty straight forward ...

Sherlock had already surmised that the crew had prepared in advance for a storm in order to commit their heist ... that and the strategically removed police blockades allowing for the robbers to hide their ambulance meant that they needed to have someone on the inside.

Since the FEMA lady arrived with (before) the storm and had the authority to redirect police resources ... it made sense that she was their "inside man" ... the fact that the one they had in custody hadn't said anything also lead Sherlock to believe that she was waiting for a means to escape custody (i.e. inside man again) ...

As for the ambulance full of cash and the remaining two thieves ... they said that as soon as they arrested FEMA lady she gave up their location (a garage somewhere in Queens IIRC)
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TY for the clarifications. I actually tried watching the last 10 minutes of the show but I still didn't understand the real motive of the FEMA lady.
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her motive was millions of $$$$ since she is poorly paid as a gov't employee (and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for their botched robbery)
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