Elementary 1×18: Déjà Vu All Over Again
The episode starts right before Joan takes on Sherlock as a client six months ago. It only shows how much has changed in her life these past six months. Nowadays she learns how to steal cars from Sherlock’s sponsor Alfredo and she gets her first solo case as a consulting detective.
I think it was an interesting episodes. It was a nice twist that Holmes and Watson’s separate cases were connected in so many different ways. I think it kind of sucked that Watson’s friends doubted her. She might have been canceling a lot, but she said she had talked to Watson’s mom. If I remember correctly it was Watson’s mother who saw how happy her daughter was with this line of work. So I don’t get why her friends couldn’t see that (who apparently have very boring normal lives). Luckily they caved in the end.
A nice touch was that Watson started to doubt herself after getting arrested for pursuing her personal hunch. It would have been weird if she succeeded at once (something called trial and error). It was fun to see Sherlock step up as a teacher for his partner and apprentice. I’m glad Watson was convinced of herself in the end. It’s a big step to show the world you made a big life change (even when it looks like a simple profile change) and I’m glad she had the guts to do it. – 8,5
This week’s favorite quote
Sherlock: “Every good investigator needs to be able to find people who do not wish to be found. More often than not, those are dangerous criminals. Ms. Burrell is merely a wife grown tired of her husband. It’s a case with training wheels.”
Sherlock: “Fortune often favors the bold.”
Watson: “But don’t take my word for it. I’m just a woman with a crazy story.”
Sherlock: “Do I need to remind you that you made a discovery today that may ultimately solve both cases? Do you wish to mourn the former or celebrate the latter? ‘Cause I, for one, am fully engaged.”