It really felt like this episode petered out come the end of the case after barreling full-steam ahead the whole time. The biggest revelation was, of course, between Watson and Mycroft, which I feel was a cheap shot having more to do with the gender bending than the actual character development because despite his tantrum and all around likeness to Big Bang Theory's Sheldon, Sherlock's reaction didn't feel right. And it kinda touched on the possibility of a more-than-bromance between Holmes and Watson. I'm very interested in where they go with this little tidbit. And not at all interested in the rest of the episode.
Instead of the best episode of the season, I would classify "The Marchioness" as probably the most interesting of the season. As always it was great seeing how Sherlock managed to crack the case. This episode is no exception. Probably the best scene is when Holmes and Watson discuss her one night stand with Mycroft. Johnny Lee Miller is terrific (as usual) in explaining the underlying reason why he is so troubled by what they did. I felt like I was was twelve again seeing Oliva D'Abo. I almost had to remind myself I was not watching "Conan the Destroyer" for the bazillionth time. The second season of "Elementary" continues to probduce strong episodes. I hope that is a trend that continues for a long time.
The best episode of the season so far. Mixing it up with Mycroft was masterly. Leading to personal insights which were totally unexpected and some of the best humorous moments yet!
I do think I know one thing. There must be no hook up "ever" between Watson and Holmes. She is far too good for him. It would spoil the dynamic that works so well. Lucy Lui is simply to die for... what a wonderfully subtle and charming performance this episode. And lets be clear she simply lights up the screen!
I loved the Holmes/watson's trio in this episode. Sherlock was acting like a kid when he learn what happened between Joan and Mycroft. The case was good and we got to see Mycroft's ex fiancee ( a terrible person if you'd like to know my opinion).
I must say that I loved Sherlock's attitude in this episode.
Now unto the writing. I think the writers have made their intentions clear. They've totally screwed up my shipping of Sherlock+Watson. I mean she could have casual sex like Homes, but not with Sherlock's brother. What are they planning on keeping it in the family? LOL
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