Elementary: Terra Pericolosa
December 4, 2014 8:53 PM - Season 3, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Holmes and Winter are brought in on the theft of some historic maps, but when Kitty discovers a body, they call in Watson and the NYPD.
posted by filthy light thief (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A.V. Club tears through the daft bits of the plot in short order, then highlights how the episode was great for its core characters. I agree on all counts, but as I tend to be a casual/lazy viewer, didn't think much about the shallowness of the plot, as I was wrapped up in the character development.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:55 AM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah...The plot seemed almost an afterthought, when balanced against the turmoil depicted in Holmes and Watson's relationship. I missed the first few episodes of this season, and, honestly, I'm feeling pretty lost in that regard. I don't understand wtf is going on with the two of them beyond Watson needing her own space and Sherlock being a petulant little shit about it. And I still don't understand the need for Kitty, other than being the child the parents can argue over.

Overall, I felt this was kind of a "meh" episode. A bit too phoned-in. It almost seemed that the episode had to be shot when all the actors had conflicting schedules, so no one (possibly excepting Liu) had much screen time, resulting in no real focus, at least for me.

Good to see Clyde, though.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:46 AM on December 5, 2014

The plot was weak - and I wanted more. Sherlock has a great little riff on the importance of maps in history that had me wanting more information, and I wanted a better understanding of the motives behind the crime.

I don't mind the character stuff, but it feels that it is taking priority over a good mystery. I want both, I guess.
posted by nubs at 12:16 PM on December 5, 2014

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