Elementary – Season 2 Episode 18 – The Hound Of The Cancer Cells Review

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This was more like the hound of boredom! What happened here? Everything had been flowing so nicely and then boom, you drop an episode about medical patents. Agh.

Someone had built a breathaliser that can detect cancer. That someone is now dead, so as usual, questioning began. Holmes and Watson spoke to the owner of the company, a man who was close to divorcing his wife, but had a girlfriend on the side. The guy tells them how the doctor who created the device was his friend and colleague,  what a sad loss, blablabla… Continue reading

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Ninja News – CBS Renewals

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Jumping on the back of renewing the Big Bang Theory for three seasons, CBS went ahead and announced the renewals of no less than 18 of their shows. Here’s a list of all the shows that they want to see more of.

 

-NCIS

-NCIS: LA

-PERSON OF INTEREST

-CSI (STILL!?)

-HAWAII FIVE-O

-BLUE BLOODS

-CRIMINAL MINDS

-ELEMENTARY

-THE GOOD WIFE

-2 BROKE GIRLS

-THE MILLERS

-TWO AND A HALF MEN

 

Still no word on The Crazy Ones, but don’t hold your breath on that just yet. No word either on Hostages, but I really don’t think that’ll get brought back. Could be wrong, though!

 

The Ninja

 

Notes

-Are you happy?

-Did you favourite show get renewed?

Elementary – Season 2 Episode 16 – The One Percent Solution Review

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Turns out, the rich and powerful are very paranoid people. After a homemade bomb goes off at a high class restaurant, the team rushes to find out what caused it and mainly who. The restaurant used to be frequented by rich bankers and bank vice presidents and CEO’s. The table where the bomb went off was indeed filled with these marvelous creatures, so it wasn’t hard to find a starting point for the case to unravel. Continue reading

Elementary – Season 2 Episode 15 – Corpse de Ballet Review

Picture 173Oh Sherlock. Isn’t he just brilliant?

This week it’s all about a dead ballerina and a lot of bitchiness.

After a rehearsal, one of the ballerinas ends up on stage sliced in half. What an ending. The murder weapon (one of those things ballerinas use to fix their shoes) belonged to the main ballerina, Iris, so obviously the suspicion was all on her. Continue reading

Elementary – Season 2 Episode 14 – Dead Clade Walking Review

ImageFossils were a big part of this episode, and not just the imprinted rock type. This week we saw a very toned down Sherlock. Instead of his crazy antics, he was calm and giving good advice. Fossils of the heart people.. lolz 

Randy, the guy that Sherlock is sponsoring tells him a sad story about how his ex girlfriend is in town and he is afraid to do drugs again. This is random because usually people know that Sherlock is a weird guy but somehow he seems to have a connection with Randy and that’s where we see those glimpses of his compassion and good nature.

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A rock in a garden was actually a dinosaur fossil, rare and expensive. With all things ‘black market’ the team is determined to find the killer of the person who had the fossil last. Apparently, it was like a game of tag where the fossil would bounce from one hand to another until there was not one, but two murders.

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This week we got to meet two really random characters. First is Gay, Watson’s friend who also happens to be a geologist. She was there in the beginning of the episode and literally asleep two minutes close to the end. The reason behind it is still unknown and although her advice seemed interesting, it wasn’t anything that Sherlock himself could’ve not deducted on his own.

The second new character was an elderly woman called C, she happened to be a lovely british lady who works at an auction house. She had never met Sherlock in person before, but it was interesting to see a bit of where he gets some of his information. We know that there are contacts, they just never show them to us. Then again, it seemed weird to have two random ‘little helpers’ but at least it made the episode work, which is alright.

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Turns out the killer was the museum guy that we met in the first half of the episode. Predictable much? There is an episode of White Collar where there is a similar dinosaur plot and the killer was the museum guy too. Perhaps with Sherlock being so busy with his own duties as a sponsor was the main objective of the episode. 

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People tend to ramble about Sherlock Holmes (in all his different portrayals on tv, film, book) being weird, etc. People complain when he has feelings and emotions, and just because he is super smart and great at the power of deduction does not mean he isn’t human. I enjoyed how he meets up with Randy and tells him that he should say goodbye to this woman for good before it’s too late. Randy takes his advice and comes back with the confession that he did drugs with her. Sherlock only looked at him and asked him if they were going to the meeting, and they did. No judgement from Mr. Holmes.

So yeah, pretty poor criminal plot but it was nice and fun to see him be Watson for a little bit and understand that it is not easy to deal with those situations.

 

Notes

The ice cream truck bust was pretty funny. Who sells ice cream in winter anyway? That deduction broke my heart

That poor cop who gave out the evidence by mistake to the bad guys. How f-ed up is the system huh? Bet he went home crying!

The metaphor with Sherlock trying to drill the skull, but he kept being interrupted by Randy. Sometimes we need to do good for others near us before venturing into helping those out there.

 

The Ninja’s Assistant

 

Elementary – Season 2 Episode 13 – All in the Family Review

Elementary has returned, but not in full force. This week’s episode sees a lot of Mafia murders and people stuffed in barrels and being blown up by cars.

We saw Holmes and Watson do what they do best; try and solve the case. It was pretty standard.

This episode was like being a grandma and falling asleep in front of the TV. There were gripping moments, but those only happened twice during the whole 45 min. It was like a never ending catholic mass, the case kept going on and on and on. There was no excitement; no quirky clues.

We are used to an Elementary full of mystery, and personally I enjoy the crazy procedures and experiments Sherlock uses to solve his cases. However, this episode focused more on his emotional side, which we rarely see displayed with such freedom.

His fight with Detective Bell showed us a more vulnerable Sherlock. It’s as if his own ego does not let him understand how someone could possibly not want to be near him. To be fair, Holmes is the reason why Marcus can’t even hold a pen, much less a gun.

Detective Bell, or well, Marcus, proved that you don’t need to be a British genius to be a dick. This week he was top of the douche bag list. It was interesting, but exhausting to see two full grown men go at it like teenagers.

The plot about the Mafia and dirty cops is always a good premise, especially in New York. There can be guns, explosions, bloody faces. I just wished we had seen a bit more than fat old gangster’s living rooms.

The episode got me thinking, are the producers and writers not concerned about ratings? Considering this was the first episode they have aired this year, I was expecting a bit more drama and adventure, not a filling episode about a failing bromance.

Jonny Lee Miller is a treasure. I love the way he portrays the character, but the writers need to give him more to talk about. He can’t be the only character with substance!

All in all, I am still rooting for this show, it has potential and perhaps next week all minds will be blown. We hope.

The Ninja’s Assistant