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'Elementary' 2x21 'The Man with the Twisted Lip': Something shady is going on

Mycroft: "Why exactly do you keep a whisk in your spare bedroom?"
Mycroft: "Why exactly do you keep a whisk in your spare bedroom?"
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Sherlock: “I was in pursuit of a lost cat belonging to one of our friends in everyone.”

Sherlock: "I suppose if Mycroft didn’t harm you in any way, I should respect your privacy."
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Watson: “Can’t we find a hacker collective that accepts cash?”

“The Man with the Twisted Lip” is the April 24 episode of “Elementary.” Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Elementary” airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. central on CBS.

Mycroft is back. He sort of lets himself in. The best thing about all of this is that Ms. Hudson is back on our screens. She is just lovely. Hopefully the writers start to do more with her because she has not had much chance to develop as a character. The writers have taken a great twist with this character, and so it would be nice to spend time with her. Would you like to see more of Ms. Hudson?

Oh right, Mycroft. This episode begins to hint at what is going on with him. The last time we saw him, he was involved in a shifty phone call about how his plan to get Sherlock out of New York failed. There are some shady people taking up shop in Diogenes, Mycroft’s restaurant. It is great that no one jumps to conclusions about Mycroft’s involvement. Well, Sherlock says either his brother or stupid or he is a criminal, so Sherlock suspects that Mycroft knows. Joan, however, believes that Mycroft is unaware.

There is also quite a bit Watson and Mycroft time. Honestly, it is hard to tell if Mycroft is genuinely interested in her or if she is somehow part of his evil genius plan, whatever that may be. Right now, let’s hope the interest is real because we haven’t really seen Watson in a romantic storyline. Well, aside from when she went on a bunch of blind dates. This storyline hints at Watson beginning to separate herself from Sherlock more, as she talks about moving into a new place. Do you think Mycroft genuinely likes Watson?

The case of the week starts out as Sherlock doing a favor for Tess. She is a woman in his AA meetings who was supportive of Sherlock when he first starting speaking. Anytime AA is in an episode, it is great, but more on that in a minute. The case ends up going in a new direction, which is alright. It’s an intriguing case. However, it would have been nice to see Sherlock tell Tess about her sister. It could have been a good moment for Sherlock.

At the beginning of the episode, Sherlock is in a meeting where the topic of discussion is threats to sobriety. The writers have continued to do a great job with Sherlock’s sobriety. During the meeting, Sherlock discusses how he doesn’t know how to be in any sort of relationship properly. This ties into him struggling with Watson and Mycroft during this episode. Do you think Mycroft and Watson’s relationship is what leads Sherlock to keep the heroin?

What did you think of the episode? How is Watson going to get out of her current situation? There are so many questions. The last couple episodes of a show are always painful. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.