Super Holmes Bros.
Posted: by Tyler Olson
***The review below may contains some spoilers.***
The last time Mycroft was part of Elementary, the situation really heated up, in more ways than we even knew, so it was of no surprise that it would again, but, in many ways, it felt more like a repeat of several key moments of the season premiere.
After the Holmes brothers seemed to bond at the end of their last episode together, I had expected that their second meeting would be more stable and without as many petty quarrels, yet that is still what made up most of this episode's interactions. I cannot believe how childish these adults were, especially Sherlock. Sure, he isn't always the most mature man, but I've never seen him this bad. It wasn't just him, though. Joan and Mycroft were also much more childish than ever before. At times, I thought I was watching some teenage love drama on the CW instead of a more mature detective drama. I would still like to know when those two found the time get intimate.
Thankfully, by the end of the episode the more adolescent behaviour bled away again, but something tells me it is far from over. After all, it is apparently perfectly fine for Sherlock to ravage Joan's friends but Joan can't have any fun of her own. It's odd that a man with such forward thinking in many regards can be so backward in a situation like this.
Thankfully the case was a bit more interesting... well, at least for me. Unless you know someone who has been a victim of false breeding records, which often robs the purchaser from thousands of dollars, the motive behind the more major crime becomes significantly less understandable, even when it deals with a large criminal organization (which definitely says something about the stupidity of the Marchioness).
What I don't understand is why the murderer would confess to so many killings if they only found evidence linking him to one murder. Maybe if the newscast would have revealed that he aided in the arrest of members of the cartel, it would have made more sense, but even then, why would a newscast announce his bargain regardless until all the associates were caught (which would be impossible in the very short period). I wish they would have just skipped that news broadcast.
With the problems I had with the episode, it is obvious that The Marchioness wasn't anywhere as good as I had hoped, but it wasn't a bad episode either. The case was solid with some interesting twists, plus the story left the scene open for even larger twists in the future. I just pray that the writers will leave out more of the childish behaviour in the future.