Elementary: Pushing Buttons
May 15, 2018 2:09 PM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Holmes and Watson investigate a case in which the victim was killed during a Revolutionary War re-enactment; Holmes grows frustrated with the length of his cognitive recovery; he finds solace in his growing friendship with Michael.
posted by litera scripta manet (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Three episodes in, and still no sign of Clyde :(

I really hope they don't drag this friendship out with Michael - who we already know is a serial killer - for the whole season. I wonder if it will turn out he killed that woman from their meetings?

I'm also wondering if we're ultimately going to get a "Sherlock goes on vacation" episode? I imagine if we did, it would inevitably lead to someone getting murdered wherever Sherlock chooses to go.
posted by litera scripta manet at 2:38 PM on May 15, 2018

In other news, Elementary has apparently been renewed for a 7th season. I'm kind of surprised, considering how many shows seemed to be getting the axe this year. I'm also surprised they made the decision so early into the start of S6.
posted by litera scripta manet at 2:40 PM on May 15, 2018

litera scripta manet, I thought the woman whose profile he was looking at was the same one he was burying? Not that we got a good look at her, but I figured that was the implication.
posted by sagc at 2:50 PM on May 15, 2018

Do we know he's a serial killer? Killer sure, but we've only seen the one body?
posted by coriolisdave at 5:16 PM on May 15, 2018

We were joking that it would have been hilarious if he'd just been a gravedigger.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 5:28 PM on May 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

I guess we don't technically know that he's a serial killer, but given how he told Sherlock in the first episode that his "work" is what's kept him sober, my assumption was that his work is killing people, not whatever desk job he appears to have, hence assuming killing that woman wasn't a one time thing.

Also, if he did in fact kill the woman whose disappearance he's asking Sherlock to look into, which means he's seeking out someone to investigate the crime he committed, that just seems like it's more serial killer behavior, as opposed to run of the mill, one time killer. But we don't know for sure.

sagc, to be honest, I didn't pay enough attention to the dead body he was burying to say whether the profile of the woman matches the body for the grave he was digging.

(It would be funny if he was actually just someone who digs graves.)
posted by litera scripta manet at 5:35 PM on May 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

He's forced to dig graves by the mafia and hopes Sherlock can set him free!!!
posted by Pendragon at 2:39 AM on May 17, 2018

Man, I enjoyed this case a lot, and the dual resolution with cat litter and human waste was satisfying in a nice gimmicky way. The two other threads - Sherlock's condition, and the humble gravedigger - feel more like a weight than an interesting prospect right now, but as long as either the episode or series arc are pulling me in, I'll hang in.
posted by carbide at 10:21 AM on June 30, 2018

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