It's Watson time! We get Watson development this week by... putting the former surgeon back in a hospital.. and oh my bumps into a passive aggressive former female colleague. So how does she develop.. well she gives up more hints about her fall from grace and learns from Holmes' clever ways by.. badgering her friend over a guess, insults her professionalism and, because this is her story, she is right and her friend is wrong. That is not clever, Holmesian or even interesting writing.
What really damned the show (as if you couldn't guess the ending before 30 mins in) is casting a known major character actor in a minor role.. gee i guess who could have done it.. could it be the guy whose first role this is.. or the guy who has had a half dozen major roles in big shows this year that we see for 30secs.. oh and after last week.. well it's the same plot again.
Again the plot is slow plodding you know there is gonna be a minor twist and by the end i couldn't care enough to try to guess it this week, the plot was so sloppy there was only 2 choices for the bonus crime solve.
What annoys me most is that Holmes isn't clever, insightful or even competent in this incarnation.. he doesn't make logical jumps instead he just hammers down the obvious path (something the police did in the classic Holmes while the detective watched with glee as he found the real criminal right under the laws nose) then right at the end he finds the culprit.. I wanted a Holmes who was onto the killer from the start through clues but the killer is too clever to be exposed without some effort.. here the killer keeps notes and photos and does nothing to disguise his crime.