"An Unnatural Arrangement" is the best episode of the season so far in my opinion. I usually don't care for episodes that dwell into the private lives of its characters, but I found this episode to be quite compelling. As I am sure all fans of "Elementary" know the show not only benefits from its terrific lead characters. The excellent supporting is another strong point. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill are fantastic and both actors are perfectly cast. Seeing Gregson open up to Holmes was something I definitely did not see coming especially after the season one episode where Gregson decked Holmes. That's one of the great things about the show. You never know what's going to happen next. Another highpoint of this episode is something AriSky pointed out. Seeing how Holmes is adjusting in his relationships with Watson and Captain Gregson is a real treat. When the series began it was clear to see that Holmes was struggling with how to relate to and work with other people. I have very much enjoyed seeing Holmes learn how to adjust to the changing circumstances and how he has learned to adapt. The scene where he gives Watson a trunk containing all of his unsolved cases shows that. He obviously realized that solving Watson's case for her was clearly the wrong thing to do and tried to make amends. If you haven't already, make some time to see this excellent episode. You won't be disappointed.
I absolutely love how much Sherlock has grown over the past season and a half. This episode really showcased how much he's learned about interpersonal relationships and working with a partner - that he was able to give sound advice to Gregson really served to reveal his character development. And that he was able to make things right with Joan also spoke volumes. This is a great direction for the show, and while it really felt like one of the earlier episodes of Sherlock, still felt very much like Elementary. The only thing was that the case felt weak.
If 60% of all human communication is nonverbal, that percentage increases to 90% between a couple.
Sometimes as clear as the communication between Gregson & his wife, sometimes as messy as the partnership between Sherlock & Joan, but its there: in a tone no person outside the dynamic could understand, a gesture no person outside the dynamic could translate, in the effort each partner puts that no other person would put to make things work.
so Gregson's story is the centerpiece - buh-bye marriage/ nope Gregson's not giving up even though his wife wants out - but the writer's use that to show the strengthening of Sherlock and Watson's partnership.
Sherlock told Gregson, "I have come to appreciate the premise of partnership. The very smallest gesture can speak
And Joan is getting better every day at picking up the smallest clues - the scene in the Jail was hilarious
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