elementary my dear watson

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“The Ballad of Lady Frances” is one of those mysteries where nothing is initially what it appears to be. When an experimental new monitoring device captures the murder and torture of a construction worker refusing to give up the location of Frances, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) begin scouring the man for a woman in his life who may also be in danger. What they uncover instead is a missing guitar worth millions that it’s owner (Meat Loaf) is willing to kill to get back. Further investigation into the crime uncovers corruption within the city’s new surveillance system and the motive for a second, far more expensive, murder.

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The death of someone Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) worked with in London brings Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) back to New York believing that the apparently death of natural causes is actually the third of such crimes hiding three murders tied to a case she and Sherlock worked in London. While initially skeptical, Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) begin to agree with Kitty’s assessment which suggests the defendant (Michael Patrick Thornton) involved in the case is likely responsible. And then events take an unexpected turn.

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The murder of a former gamer (Bobby Moreno) turned online personality and agent for eSports during his live streaming sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) in search of the victim’s missing client, an Inuit (Connor Johnston) who Sherlock believes has been framed for the crime. The true motive takes more than a little untangling as the detectives slowly unravel the motives which it turns out don’t have to deal with a $2,000,000 cash prize, cut-throat competition, human traffickers, or prostitution, but instead involve land rights in the missing gamer’s hometown. There are certainly some interesting pieces here, but it turns out some of the red herrings and wrong turns are more interesting than the final reveal.

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It’s rare to see Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) beaten, even if only for an instant. Opening with a montage of a frustrated father’s (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) previous attempts to illicit the assistance of Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) into an attack that led to his son’s eventual death, the episode begins in earnest with the man taking a diner full of hostages and giving the detective 16 hours to solve the case. Or else. With Joan as one of the hostages, it falls on Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill) to work alongside Holmes and help him piece together events from five years ago before time runs out.

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The murder of a clown in the woods leads Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) to discover an attempt to poison the New York aquifer with a weaponized virus. Tracing the pathogen back to a virologist who has fled the country, it takes longer for Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) to discover the true motive for the crime – old fashioned greed.

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The season’s ongoing B-story involving Watson‘s (Lucy Liu) relationship to Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) comes to a head when he becomes involved in the shooting of a member from a rival gang. Believing his innocence, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson have only three days to find the person responsible for the crime, explain Shinwell’s involvement, and prevent the man from going back to prison. The investigation leads back to a FBI agent (Dorian Missick) who both Shinwell and the victim were working for as off-the-book informants.

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While investigating a murder involving a one victim killed after eating sausages made from a second murder victim, the trail leads Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) to a cutting edge laboratory where the ground-up victim was working on perfecting a meat substitute. At first Sherlock believes that such a discovery, and its effect on the marketplace, may have gotten the man killed by a meat conglomerate (or “Big Meat” as Holmes takes to saying), however a second, more devious, motive is eventually uncovered.

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Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) are called in to investigate a murder the detectives believe are tied to the public Internet beatings and shaming of pedophiles. Learning that their victim was the man responsible for creating fake profiles on dating websites and luring pedophiles into admitting their proclivities, the detectives turn their attention on the men who their victim shamed. What they discover is more complicated, however, as one of the men beaten and exposed by their victim was actually innocent. And the true reason for his murder came from an entirely different motive.

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Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the murder of a mathmatician whose recent published work has thrown an entire industry into a tizzy. Usually using his skills to find sound investments for his firm, the victim (who ends up skewered to a wall) spent weeks on a scientific paper suggesting how the space community searches for and targets asteroids which could be potentially harmful to the Earth is wrong. While it will take nearly a decade to sort out the truth of the man’s work (which Holmes and Watson discovers may have ulterior motives) the detectives run in circles seeking someone who would have a legitimate motive for the man’s untimely demise.

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There are two cases in the latest episode of Elementary to monopolize the time of Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu). The first involves a murder at a nudist camp which is somehow related to a week-old kidnapping case. And the second involves Holmes being hired by Gregson‘s (Aidan Quinn) girlfriend (Virginia Madsen) to look into chicanery at her doctor’s office. While the first proves to be the more difficult of the two cases to solve, it’s the second that allows Holmes to insinuate himself into the personal life of his Captain with unexpected results.

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