Elementary

Season 2 Episode 23

Art in the Blood

22
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 08, 2014 on CBS
8.8
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As Holmes and Watson work a standard murder investigation, they encounter MI-6 and find the case has international and political inferences. Watson re-examines her relationships with Mycroft and Sherlock.

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  • Bold and intriguing!

    10
    A very clever episode today as we see the aftermath of what happened in the ast episode - there were great developments in terms of an MI-6 involvement and the story was executed perfectly. I was intrigued by the invisible ink tattos and all that.



    Meanwhile the episode finished with a bang - it has set up for an exciting season finale and I can't wait to see what happens!



    Looking forwards to the finale!moreless
  • Holmes and Mycroft are recriuted by MI:6 for an assignment. At the same time Watson considers her future.

    6.0
    "Art in the Blood" was a mixed bag for me. While I did not think it was a bad episode, I found it to be too predictable. Holmes assured Watson that once his MI:6 assignment was completed Mycroft would be gone from their lives forever. After that Watson angrily tells Mycroft that she wished she never had sex with him and looked forward to the day she could cut him out her life forever. After those two scenes it could not have been more obvious that Mycroft was not going anywhere and that Watson would fall in love with him all over again. That's the main reason why this episode was such a letdown for me. It does have it's positive point however. Johnny Lee Miller is once again in top form. The early scene of the conversation where Mycroft reveals all was very well done. Despite this setback, I am looking forward to the season finale. It certainly has me interested.moreless
  • Sherlock v Mycroft v Watson

    9.5
    Excellent episode finally tying all loose or segmented ends throughout the season. Shocking turn of events from last week; Mycroft's involvement with MI6 (or is it MI5 lol). That, versus the true nature of Sherlock & Mycroft's rift; Assumption of Motive "Modus Operandi" (MOD). A rift that will consume the relationship between he (Mycroft) and Watson (Lucy Liu) v the relationship with he and Sherlock.

    And finally, the shocking cliff hanger for next week's season finally. Despite all of Sherlock's gut reactions, his swift deduction of all hidden actions he still rushes to save the day ethically and without prejudice. Good episode!moreless
Jonny Lee Miller

Jonny Lee Miller

Sherlock Holmes

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Dr. Joan Watson

Jon Michael Hill

Jon Michael Hill

Detective Marcus Bell

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Captain Tobias Gregson

Ralph Brown

Ralph Brown

Tim Sherrington

Guest Star

Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl

Marion West

Guest Star

Jim Norton (I)

Jim Norton (I)

Sir James Walter

Guest Star

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans

Mycroft Holmes

Recurring Role

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    • Holmes: So-so, do you no longer wish to be a detective? After all that time and energy I put into your training?
      Watson: Okay, you're not listening to me. I love what we do, I love our partnership.
      Holmes: Obviously.
      Watson: But we do not need to live together to consult for the police.
      Holmes: Y-You're forgetting how-how crucial our cohabitation has been to our process. How much we tend to accomplish here.
      Watson: No, I am not forgetting. It's just not enough.
      Holmes: Oh, Watson, I--
      Watson: I know this is hard for you. I know that you like things just so, but I need room for a life outside of this. Us, what we do.
      Holmes: But we are what we do.
      Watson: No. You are what you do, you have to be to be happy. I don't.

    • Watson: Sherlock's not here. I'll tell him you came by.
      Mycroft: Actually, I came to see you.
      Watson: No.
      Mycroft: No, to what?
      Watson: No, to whatever you came here to say. No, you can't come in. No, I'm not all right. No, there is no possible future for us, once some time goes by. Just no.
      Mycroft: Joan, I came here to apologize. Because of ... choices I made years ago, because of my obligation to maintain secrecy, you were placed in terrible danger. Put through an ordeal no one should ever have to go through. If you never want to see me again, I'd understand.
      Watson: That's good, because I don't want to see you again. And it's not because I almost got killed. It's because I cannot believe a word out of your mouth. I know that you had your reasons for everything that you did. But whatever they were, you decided a long time ago that they were much more important than being honest with the people who actually care about you. Someone who is capable of that kind of deception, someone who can maintain it for literally years, I could never feel comfortable with. Sherlock may be insensitive and-and intrusive, and if anything, too honest, but with him, I know exactly where I stand. He deserves better than you. So do I.

    • Mycroft: I suppose, at first, it was all very romantic. I was an asset. I was embedded with Le Milieu. As it turned out, I had something of a knack for spying.
      Holmes: What's your 00 designation, license to kill or just annoy?

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