Elementary Review: “The Red Team”

The Red TeamOn last week’s Elementary, Sherlock Holmes got himself into a bit of a sticky situation when he went rogue and sought out to kill the person who murdered his beloved. Not only was he bested by his enemy, but his bad choices led to his suspension from the NYPD and a more permanent stay with his sober companion Joan, who’s not actually getting paid any longer. Not that Sherlock knows that, of course. That would be too simple, wouldn’t it?

If we know anything about Sherlock, it’s that he’d spend his suspension at home like a good little boy, staying out of trouble and out of sight, right?

Hahahaha. On the contrary. Holmes wouldn’t be himself if he were able to stay away from the siren call of a great mystery. So when one of his online conspiracy theorist friends ends up dead, Sherlock Holmes is…well, on the case.

The conspiracies don’t end with one victim. In fact, his death leads to a few other victims, who are all linked to a hypothetical game of war that they were a little too good at. So good at, in fact, that their hypothetical military takedown scenario had the potential to be a national disaster if their plan were ever made public. When the murderer starts plucking them off one by one, Holmes’ savvy and astute observations lead him to weasel his way back into the NYPD, much to Captain Gregson’s chagrin, who can’t actually turn him away because he’s so damn good at what he does.

With a case that has more twists and turns than the windiest of roller coasters, the Suspended Consultant is as brilliant as ever in his discoveries. It’s too bad that he can’t stop pissing off Captain Gregson with insincere apologies and little remorse for his attempted acts of revenge. The tension between the two is somewhat resolved in the final scene. Sherlock’s kind of an ass. Gregson’s kind of holier-than-thou. You get the picture. The two make quite a pair of antagonists.

The episode also brings a little more insight into Joan, whose therapist insists that hiding her secret from Sherlock could actually send him into a fall off the wagon, which ironically, is what she’s been trying to prevent by staying after her commitment ended. Only for a little while, Watson insists. Unfortunately, I don’t think Sherlock will be quite as understanding about her little lie. It’ll be compelling to see how this starts to unravel by season’s end.

Grade: B+


Leave a Reply

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Liam Appreciates Steffy
Jimmy Kimmel Goes Back in Time to Give Baby Trump Advice
Michigan Meteorologist On-Air Rants To Coworkers Who Complain About All The Cold Weather
The Fascinating Delayed Sound Of Water Being Poured Down A 50 Meter Well
Fargo’s Carrie Coon to Play Crucial Avengers: Infinity War Villain
Chris Columbus Says Next ‘Gremlins’ Film Is “Almost Definitely A Reboot”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Office Space”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Bridge of Spies”
The Top Uses of Lita Ford Songs in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of Surfaris’ “Wipe Out” In Movies
The Top Uses of A Tribe Called Quest Songs in Movies or TV
The Top Uses of The Song “Sherry” in Movies or TV
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
We’re Praying That Floyd Mayweather Fights in the MMA
“The Mountain” Hafthor Bjornsson Wins Arnold Sports Festival Strongman Classic
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Discusses Partnership With Watch Brand Longines
Pneumatic Overwatch Doomfist Guantlet Made In Real Life With 2,600 Pounds Of Punching Force
Shigeru Miyamoto is Officiall Not Allowed to Bike to Work for Fear of “Frogger”
Watch Jeff Goldblum Hilariously Read Famous Video Game Dialogue
The 10 Most Overpowered Weapons In Video Gaming History
NYC Subway Cards are Paying Tribute to David Bowie
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Johanna Braddy
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Ksenia Solo
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lauren Alaina