That’s exactly the look I have on my face at every meeting at work.
Howdy, Gasmii! Here we are at episode 2, and we bid a fond goodbye to Abreya. However, Bell seems to be a fine substitute.
Programming note: There is no episode next week – I know, you’re heartbroken! – due to the VP debate. So join me again in 2 weeks for more of this compelling drama. HAHAHAHAHAH
We open this week in a 12-step meeting, which is obviously the one place you would expect to find Sherlock Holmes. Or not. He’s hypnotized himself so he’s not listening to the speakers. And really, would you expect anything less/different? Dragging Holmes to a 12-step meeting is like introducing Charlie Sheen to a nun. It is against all the rules of god and nature. And the Conan Doyle canon. I wonder if the writers have ever been to a 12-step meeting, because there are no Big Books, no literature, no (mandatory!) carafe of bad coffee (I say that with love), no banners, nothing that has been at every meeting I’ve ever been to, anywhere. Way to show some verisimilitude, CBS.
By the way, who among us hasn’t tried to enter into a trance to avoid listening to something, like say Elementary? Well, your recapper for one.
In your comments last week, folks mentioned to have stories worthy of Holmes, the writers have to be super clever. I agree. These stories (yes, I know there are only 2 so far but still) are just too clunky and obvious. Yes, CBS, it was such a wise idea to ditch the Conan Doyle canon for these stories. Effing brilliant. About as brilliant as your “Holmes”.
On the sidewalk, Holmes expounds on the “attic” theory and demonstrates it with oil and water (spoiler alert – they don’t mix). I totally subscribe to that, and was surprised and pleased to see it mentioned in the show. The theory is that since there’s a finite amount of brain storage capacity, you should only commit to memory the things that are important. If you don’t, you will replace essential data with fluff. Now, I know the brain isn’t literally finite, that is its capacity can expand. But why focus on things you won’t need again or which aren’t relevant to your life, or aren’t important? So I’m all for the “attic” theory, but to me it’s not an attic, it’s a nicely-appointed library.
This is your brain on EVOO.
Moving on (literally), Gregson calls, and Holmes and Watson visit this week’s crime scene. A guy was shot right between the eyes as he entered his apartment and apparently encountered a burglar. I have to say, killing someone like that isn’t easy. So kudos, unknown killer!
Watson again gets skeeved out by the stiff, and Holmes points out she should be used to that. It doesn’t make me wonder what skeletons are in her past, it just makes me even more irritated with her. Just look at the damned stiff!