Sherlock: “You always been this observant? I’m asking that quite sincerely. I was wondering if exposure to my methods had helped you in any way.”
Detective Bell: “Actually, before you came along, I had never closed a case before, neither had the rest of the department. Most of us were thinking of packing up, leaving, letting the city fend for itself.”
“Solve for X” is tonight’s episode of “Elementary.” If you have yet to see tonight’s episode, beware of major spoilers! To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Elementary” airs Thursday nights at 9 on CBS (KHOU).
Let’s chat killer math, shall we? Well first off, we have to talk about Detective Bell because he is sassy and fantastic in this episode. Oh how I’ve missed him. The case itself is confusing. Basically everyone that the viewers meet is involve somehow. Is it a set up? Is it a clever fake set up? This is why no one should do math, EVER (says the English major). What is great is that Tanya, the murderer, didn’t kill because she wanted to steal their work. She had already cracked the unsolvable math problem for herself, and wanted to scam millions of dollars out of various people using it. Did you enjoy the case?
Ever since the pilot, viewers have known that Watson lost a patient on the operating table, and finally, it is being discussed. Watson goes to visit her patient’s grave, which according to Sherlock she has done multiple times since she started working with him. It’s nice to finally get more background information on what happened. This incident is a big part of who Watson is now, and so it deserves to be mentioned. Watson actually walks Sherlock through the operation and what went wrong. It’s interesting that she still isn’t quite sure why she made the mistake she did. This is a great look at Watson’s character, and the line at the end where Sherlock asks to go with Watson to the cemetery is fantastic and speaks volumes to their relationship. Did you enjoy learning more about Watson and the patient that she lost?
Unfortunately, this great Watson storyline comes from the son, Joey, of the patient she lost asking her for money. As soon as Joey invited her for a cup of coffee, it became clear that a shakedown was about to happen, and apparently, this has happened once before. It cheapens the storyline a bit to have this in there. Watson and Joey could have just said a couple words, and then the writers could still have Sherlock bring it up. At least the end of this storyline is decent. Watson doesn’t completely give in or turn Joey away, instead she offers to help him go back to school, and says that is the only financial help she will give. Did the Joey storyline annoy you at all?
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