Season 1 Episode 5

Lesser Evils

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 2012 on CBS

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  • Two-Fold

    This case nagged at me almost as much as it nagged at Sherlock. It was obvious that Joan was going to be right in her instinct, but it was frustrating that my instinct on the real case of the episode was off. The cutting up of the pancakes was what really got me thinking the angel was a woman (it's a motherly instinct) and then when it was revealed to be a man, I just couldn't wrap my head around it. But after that finally settled, I wanted to know why that one victim was different. It was simple and probably should have been obvious, were I attuned to the right outcome of the case.

    Overall, this week was engaging - it almost gave the audience enough of the clues to follow along and almost figure it out before Sherlock revealed it... but not enough. It was a good combination that hooks the viewer and keeps them wanting more. Elementary still doesn't stand out as much as it should, but it's entertaining to watch and well worth my time.