Degrees of Separation
Posted: by Tyler Olson
***The review below may contains some spoilers.***
Elementary has featured all sorts of cases from the boring and trivial to the excitingly fantastic, but none of them are as unique as the case of the severed ears.
Yeah, I know it doesn't sound exciting, and it isn't an action-packed episode, but if you seek a mind-numbing mystery with more twists than a mountain road, it certainly didn't disappoint. When Captain Gregson calls it a mess, and everyone's pointing fingers at each other, you know it's going to be a good one. Best of all, no one needed to be murdered. Yet another example of how non-murder cases are the most interesting cases for Sherlock to solve
The side case was also different from what we were used to. Instead of Joan going off on her own, Gareth got a chance to prove he still has what it takes to be a detective. It was a tad easy for him to solve, and we sadly weren't given much of a chance to play along with the mystery, but it felt fresh regardless thanks to the different perspective. From what we know of Sherlock, Gareth's conclusion did make a lot of sense, even if he was wrong... Or was he? It's hard to tell when Holmes is hiding the truth.
Besides the two cases, the conflicting attitudes of Gareth, Joan and Sherlock made even the calmer moments entertaining. It's a shame that Lestrade isn't sticking around; he would have brought a whole new attitude to this series and kept things feeling more interesting.
In all, Ears to You was definitely one of those must-watch episodes of Elementary and one of my favourites of this second season. Without a doubt, we need more cases like this.