Elementary: Hounded
March 11, 2016 5:30 AM - Season 4, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Holmes and Watson investigate the death of a wealthy businessman who a witness claims was chased down by a large glowing animal; Sherlock believes ME Hawes' work may be compromised because of the trauma caused by the morgue bombing.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Clyde lives!

Mixed feelings on the Hawes subplot. On the one hand, JLM's delivery of the 'you are on a precipice' speech was moving. But on the other hand, I don't feel like the show did enough to establish a Hawes/Sherlock friendship or Hawes as a character over the seasons to warrant such an outpouring of emotion. Per IMDb he was in 4 episodes each in S2 & S3, and now 6 episodes of this season, but I never noticed him as a character until they fridged the EMT, so it cheapens the speech to have it be inspired by a proxy fridging.

I wish they weren't so locked into the procedural format, then maybe they'd have more flexibility to delve into the characters' emotional lives rather than shoehorning it in.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:14 AM on March 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

clyde is the only part i liked about this episode.
posted by nadawi at 6:34 PM on March 11, 2016

Very Kind Hearts and Coronets, this episode.
posted by carsonb at 7:50 PM on March 16, 2016

First I was more than a little surprised to realize that it's taken this long for the show to do its version of one of the (in my mind) MAJOR Holmes tales.

Then I was disappointed that the whole thing was so . . . . desultory. Oh, the guy fell down and was hit by a truck, oh his brother is too nice to be a suspect, oh it's a robot, oh there's a cousin, oh there's a secret niece.

The Hound of the Baskervilles should be full of sturm und drang and darkness and terror and Sherlock and Holmes should be in actual danger, not putzing around minor industrial parks poking at bio-tech startups at 3:00 in the afternoon.
posted by soundguy99 at 8:36 PM on March 16, 2016 [2 favorites]

Dammit, Sherlock and Watson should be in actual danger. Proofreading fail.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:49 AM on March 17, 2016

I think the reason they held off so long before hitting "Hound" is that it seems to be the go-to story to adapt for feature-length Holmes movies. It can be really dramatic, because Holmes and Watson are right in the middle of the action, but I find it a little overexposed.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 9:56 AM on March 17, 2016

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