Sherlock is back in New York. That’s the good news.
It stayed the only one in this episode.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t refer to the quality of the writing or the story. They were way above average as always. The case, involving a 20 Tesla magnet weighing a ton, was so curious it kept you interested right to the end and the quality of the dialogues didn’t disappoint either.
I especially liked the scene in the hotel room where Sherlock explains why he left New York in such a hurry telling Joan that he ran away, because he was resenting her instead of resenting himself, what he says he should have done. He was afraid he would relapse and didn't want to do so right in front of Joan. Luckily this didn't happen in the end.
"I've come to appreciate the premise of partnership. It's far more intricate that I could have imagined. The very smallest gesture can speak volumes." - Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes
For a man who believes marriage has outlasted its usefulness, the ultimate advocator of domestic partnership can't resist to help Captain Gregson out of a trial separation from his wife.
One can tell from the start affection isn't the problem between them; Mrs. Gregson asks the police to protect "Tommy" after she reduces the man looking for her husband, the Captain goes through the trouble to give her the man-hating-dog in order to send a message. And, as Holmes pointed out, his wife goes through the trouble to make diner for the one man Gregson hates, in order to get his attention.
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Ever since Moonlighting, detective couples on TV have been actual couples dating through their cases, trying their best to avoid the settled stage Bones, Castle or The Mentalist only achieve in its final seasons. No character ever questioned their passion for work because the writers used it as euphemism for actual passion for one another.
Elementary, on the other hand, chose to focus on a domestic partnership that doesn't feel threaten to explore a life of meaning: Joan shouldn't be the only one who knows Sherlock, he shouldn't be the only one who gets to wake her up every morning - a point cleverly made with Clyde's assistance - they shouldn't have to cut off themselves from the rest of the world to be engaged in creating a life that's actually worth living in.