Sherlock: “You seem ever more dour than usual, Watson. I would posit it was a menstruation issue, but I worked out your cycle. You are good for ten more days.”
Watson: “Couching it as a scientific observation totally negates the misogyny.”
“A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs” is the newest episode of Elementary. If you have yet to see the episode, beware of spoilers! To review the last case file, click here. Elementary airs a Thursday night at 9 on CBS (KHOU).
Sherlock’s friend Rhys stops by for help. Okay so he’s a friend who happens to be Sherlock’s former drug dealer. Sherlock can’t just have normal friends now can he? There are a bunch of great things about Rhys being in this episode. The first thing is that his past as a drug dealer and the demands of the kidnappers of Emily, his daughter, is that Sherlock has to work without the police. Except for the end, Sherlock does most of the investigating by himself. There is more of focus on what Sherlock can observe and deduce. Yes, it’s a part of every episode, but in this one Sherlock relies on it more. Did you enjoy Sherlock working a case without the police?
Rhys presence also provides a complication for Sherlock. He is a reminder of Sherlock’s drug addicted past. The writers include give Rhys great scenes with both Watson and Sherlock. It’s great to see Watson step up and tell of Rhys. This clearly is a part of her job as Sherlock’s sober companion, but she never really had to protect Sherlock from someone from his past like this before. Overall this is just a fantastic episode to showcase how dedicated Watson is to keeping Sherlock clean. There are great moments where she voices her concern to Sherlock, but by far the best ones of the episode are just between her and Rhys. Do you agree?
Rhys believes that Sherlock isn’t as good as a detective sober. The writers have him talk about cases that Sherlock did back when he was using. It’s great to hear about more of cases that Sherlock has previously worked. Now it is not entirely clear just how much Sherlock relied or used drugs before. Clearly he used enough to go into rehab, but Rhys acts like Sherlock never worked a case sober. There could have been more clarity when it comes to that part. Sherlock gets violently upset when Rhys implies that he needs to use in order to find Emily. There isn’t much of a conversation about it. Instead, it’s just an outburst. While it would have been great to hear Sherlock talk more about this ordeal, he doesn’t seem like the kind of person to just randomly share. Sherlock opening up to Watson at the end is great progress for him. What did you think of Sherlock and Rhys?
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