Like a Barrel of Bodies
Posted: by Tyler Olson
***The review below may contains some spoilers.***
Sherlock has taken on many huge cases in the past, but for the first time in Elementary he goes after the mob, and it doesn't disappoint. Well... unless you were hoping for some Sopranos level mob action.
The case this week really made you think, even more than most past episodes. Sure, we all knew that we were seeing the beginning of a gang war, but it was the cause behind the bloodshed that kept twisting to unpredictable paths. It isn't every day that a counter-terrorism unit and the NSA gets involved, after all. Even when the real man behind the chaos was revealed it was almost too hard to believe that he was acting on his own. Even as we got to the end, I expected some new twist to be revealed.
While I loved this foray into the mob, it was Detective Bell's reintegration that I found the most gratifying. Ever since the injury that almost cost him his life, it felt like Bell was slowly drifting away from the action, especially when he took his new desk job. We don't know how long it will take before he is back hunting down criminals like he used to, but at least he will be back where he belongs again.
Of course, this probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Sherlock's meddling. Sure, his methods were definitely unorthodox, but you can't dismiss the results. I was very surprised when he revealed his not-so-rosy past to him, though. Now that two cops know of his problems, let's hope that more people don't catch on. We don't get to see him booted from working with them again, do we?
It's almost a shame that after such a solid episode that we are left waiting until who knows when for the next one. Let's just hope that the wait isn't too long.