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Flight Risk

Season 1, Episode 6 Aired: 2012-11-08

Elementary: Flight Risk Episode Review

A very rewarding risk

Posted: by Tyler Olson

***The review below may contains some spoilers.***

After being disappointed by the previous two episodes, I never expected to be feel this excited over Elementary again.

The past couple of cases didn't interest me at all. One was far too easy, and the other felt like a waste of time. Thankfully Flight Risk's case was amazing. I enjoyed the way the clues were setup, the constant twists and the unexpected findings along the way. It finally felt like a case worthy of Sherlock Holmes, which I hope will be the start of a long string of amazing mysteries.

Joan Watson's character still isn't on my list of favourite characters, but she is getting better. Her introduction to Sherlock's friend Allistair will surely change the way she interacts with Holmes in the future, and allow their friendship to finally begin.

Allistair is a character that I hope will be returning very often, and even become a series regular. His character is so different compared to the rest of the cast, and is oddly more of what I believe Watson should be. His acting abilities and wealth of knowledge could come in very handing on future cases too.

Roger Rees' acting doesn't seem to have any limits!

Even though the whole episode was great, there were two scenes that stood out above the rest; Sherlock handing Gregson roles of money while explaining everything, and Joan's dinner with 'Mr. Holmes'. Both were absolutely hilarious, and performed extraordinarily well.

There was only one problem with the entire episode, and it was very, very small one. What happened to the great introduction? All we got was a quick title flash instead. Please bring it back.

As you can tell, I really enjoyed "Flight Risk", but the ending threw me over the edge. Irene Adler is my favourite Holmes character, so the tease that we might actually see her in this series, either in a flashback or in future episodes, makes me really excited. I cannot wait for the next week's episode.


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