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10 October 2013 @ 10:40 pm
Elementary: We Are Everyone  
Just brief thoughts on the latest Elementary.


The main mystery of this one was a bit of a snoozer for me but we got some interesting character moments.

I love the dollhouse tests Sherlock has set up for Joan. They're delightfully creepy as well as strangely adorable.

Also adored Joan learning to pick pockets all on her own. Sherlock's slightly flabbergasted and slightly disappointed, "But we haven't covered sleight of hand yet!" was hilarious.

The biggest truth bomb for this episode maybe that Sherlock is still in communication (sort of) with Moriarty but for me the biggest moment was learning that Joan may be starting to write up her cases with Sherlock. That part had me grinning a huge grin. Particularly in light of her last comment to him that she shouldn't be the only one who knows him. Awwww!
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 11th, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
I wasn't too keen on the mystery either, but I did enjoy Sherlock's adventures with the hackers, and his cheerful willingness to communicate in their language. And his screenname pleased me.

I was wondering all through the show how they were going to feminize Moriarty's name, so I was oddly satisfied to have that answered at the end. Though I don't know how many female Jamies there are in England. Oh well.

I kinda wished Joan's date would have worked out, because I liked him. But he'll probably turn out to be a criminal or jerk. I like her writing, though, and I do love how capable she's getting. It's a real treat to have a Watson who grows for his or her time with Holmes, instead of remaining the sidekick in awe of him.

I am irrationally irritated by the sudden change in Gregson's first name.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
Sherlock's adventures with the hackers, and his cheerful willingness to communicate in their language.

His momentary descent into getting into arguments on the Internet forums was hilarious.

Though I don't know how many female Jamies there are in England.

I only know of English actress Jaime Murray and she spells it with m and i reversed.

It's a real treat to have a Watson who grows for his or her time with Holmes, instead of remaining the sidekick in awe of him.

I love that this show has made this a focal point and I like that Sherlock is actively encouraging Watson to grow as an investigator.

I am irrationally irritated by the sudden change in Gregson's first name.

I don't understand why this had to happen. Was it like the whole Karrin to Connie Murphy situation because there is actually a person named Tobias Gregson who works at the NYPD and they only found out several episodes after?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 11th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
It was his nonchalance about getting naked or putting a shoe on his head that I found hilarious.

I love that this show has made this a focal point and I like that Sherlock is actively encouraging Watson to grow as an investigator

And doesn't build or set her up to tear her down, like sometimes even book!Holmes did. I do love his sort of wiping his hand on her jacket in a congratulatory gesture after the pickpocketing. Miller's finicky hand movements are very endearing, like his brain is going very fast and his hands are conducting the symphony in there.


I don't understand why this had to happen. Was it like the whole Karrin to Connie Murphy situation because there is actually a person named Tobias Gregson who works at the NYPD and they only found out several episodes after?

According to wiki, he was only called Tobias in press releases, and his name was never mentioned on the show itself. Though, I swear it was. It claims he was only given a first name this season. But I don't know why they would deviate from canon. Lestrade doesn't have a first name in the books, but Gregson is definitely Tobias.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
I do love his sort of wiping his hand on her jacket in a congratulatory gesture after the pickpocketing.

That was very endearing. It looked like the physical gesture version of "Con...grat..ul...good...job...yay."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 11th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
LOL!

I do wish I had Elementary bunnies, because epic friendship is definitely my jam, but I just don't feel like any of my needs aren't met. The writers have pretty much got it covered, I don't have a place where I wish this or that had happened so I have nothing to fill in.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
The writers have pretty much got it covered, I don't have a place where I wish this or that had happened so I have nothing to fill in.

This is also my issue for this show as well as Hannibal. This is also the reason why as a reader I don't go seeking out fic for these particular shows because the show's writers have it all down.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on October 11th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
I could have sworn we heard Tobias on the show too!
aelfgyfu_mead: Joan Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on October 11th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Wait, I missed something—he's not Tobias any more? What did they call him?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
Sherlock called him Thomas Gregson when he spoke to Lestrade in the season opener.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on October 12th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
I asked Brilliant Husband, "What's Gregson's first name?" and he said, "Thomas." He says he never heard him called Tobias, which probably means that I did pick it up from some promotional material, which he hardly ever sees.

That's too bad, because I liked Tobias.

Oh, and I loved Sherlock stirring up trouble with Everyone! The gleam in his eye when he announced how he'd be spending his night—he could be related to my in-laws. (And I mean that in the nicest possible way.) Argument as a way of life.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
Oh, and I loved Sherlock stirring up trouble with Everyone! The gleam in his eye when he announced how he'd be spending his night

I was thinking, "Does Sherlock know how persistent people are on the internet when it comes to arguments?"

He says he never heard him called Tobias, which probably means that I did pick it up from some promotional material, which he hardly ever sees.

Huh, I could SWEAR I also heard Tobias at some point but yeah, perhaps it was promotional material or me assuming it would follow canon and name him Tobias.
aelfgyfu_mead: Joan Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on October 11th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
I found the mystery itself annoying. I felt like they made the Snowden/Assange figure a murderer to duck out of questions about whether he'd done the right thing or not. This man clearly only cared about himself, and it was hard to imagine any altruism in his release of the documents.

I did like Joan and the dollhouses and Joan beating Sherlock to the punch with the pickpocketing. Hey, as far as I'm concerned, they don't have to be creative about how they got the watch. They were arresting the man; they only let him go to save other lives. Surely they had a legal right to the watch. Just as surely, he couldn't know they had it, or he'd have divulged those names.

I hope Sherlock doesn't answer that letter. It sounds like there have been others that he hasn't answered.

I want to see Joan right up the cases! That's the one thing still bothering me: I'm over the fact that she's not in the military, but not that she doesn't write them up.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
This man clearly only cared about himself, and it was hard to imagine any altruism in his release of the documents.

Because we got so little in terms of actual character discussion or screen time for him, I largely decided he originally released the information out of a selfish desire for fame. Morally whether or not he was in the right for the actual release of information was largely negated for me because he didn't do it for any reason other than to become a king amongst the Internet users. But that's just me.

I hope Sherlock doesn't answer that letter. It sounds like there have been others that he hasn't answered.

Me too. Although I have a feeling whether or not he answers the letters, Moriarty will be back in his life one way or the other.

I want to see Joan right up the cases!

Yes! Not start a blog per se, but I like the idea of her compiling them all for eventual publication somewhere.