Watson: “I’m only here for 10 more days, remember?”
Sherlock: “9 days, 12 hours, 47 minutes actually but who is counting?”
“Dirty Laundry” 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 Thursday nights at 9 on CBS (KHOU).
Teri Purcell is found dead in the washing machine of her hotel. This case takes a bunch of interesting turns, and somehow ends up involving Russian spies. Aside from Sherlock’s observations of a video, the writers don’t really show what Teri and her husband Oliver did as spies. It would have been great to focus a little more on the videos that Sherlock finds hidden in some digital photos. What did you think of the spy twist?
Watson becomes close to the victim’s daughter, Carly. This connection begins when Watson realizes that Carly is an addict. Most of their conversations revolve around her mother; it would have been nice if there was a little more of Watson giving more advice on life and recovery. That being said, it is great to see Watson help and guide someone other than Sherlock. Plus the fact that she gives Carly her information out of personal concern and not because of a case reason really speaks to Watson’s character. Did you enjoy Watson and Carly’s relationship?
Watson’s time with Sherlock is quickly coming to an end. In less than ten days, she will be gone. The writers are really taking their time to show how both Sherlock and Watson deal with the impending termination of their sober companion relationship. Sherlock spends the episode making comments about a way to get Watson to stay, whether it is tricking his father into thinking Sherlock has relapsed or by taking Watson on as an apprentice. The fact that the writers are potentially giving up how Watson will stay is great. This has been one of the issues since the time limit of the sober companion relationship. Are you surprised that Watson accepts another sober companion job?