Post by AntiArbitrator on Apr 10, 2014 22:43:12 GMT -5
I enjoyed Holmes emotional scenes in this episode. A dear friend of his, Alastair, died and Holmes was very upset about it. Holmes was unable to hide his anxiety and anger from Joan and he was not totally honest with her regarding the details of his friend's death. He did, however, assure her that he would have eventually shared the details with her. He also assured her that if he felt he was in danger of taking drugs, he would tell her. It was so touching when he admitted to his friend's "ghost" that he was standing at his grave site because "he loved him very much".
The case involved tracking down a large amount of anthrax that was in New York. A pick-pocket thief stole a packet and when the police chased him, he swallowed it. He probably thought it was drugs, but it wound up killing him while he was in lock-up. The task was to determine who he stole it from and to track the person down to find the balance of the anthrax. The Captain, Bell and the entire department remained on the case but asked Joan and Sherlock to help.
Sherlock was emotionally unsettled and made a rash decision to investigate a truckload of containers filled with white powder. He used his keen reasoning ability to determine what the anthrax was being used for and was able to pinpoint the culprits.
I think Joan has helped Sherlock to feel and accept his emotions. He is no longer the cold and arrogant Brit that he was at the beginning of S1. He still acts superior but we see glimpses of his humanity.
I haven't had time to see it yet but it will take me a while to see the whole thing.
I can comment right now that it didn't take much anthrax in 2001 to shut down an entire Senate office building for years. So I can't imagine how big a threat this much was.
Now as to why I won't see all of the episode for a while.
I only go to two libraries, and try to avoid doing this at one of them because there isn't time, where I can watch videos. At home I have no sound, but it wouldn't matter because I don't have fast enough Internet for videos and to upgrade would be too complicated and expensive. At the one library where I can watch the episode online, I don't even know if I will be allowed to. ABC blocked me but I'm going to try to watch "Scandal" at the college library tomorrow when there are only a few people around and maybe I won't bother anyone. I'll ask first. At other libraries you bring your own headphones or buy them to keep, and I won't do either.
I was watching another show and my cable went out. I discovered the problem on CBS as well, and on ABC later (so it was probably on ABC during the show as well). Looking at what I recorded this problem lasted five or ten minutes, then things got better, then the problem started again when all the shows were over, then came back but was fixed by the time I went to bed. Hopefully it was fixed for good.
The farmer was Hope's grandfather on "Raising Hope", which was just cancelled. That's a shame. It was a good show. He's a moron on that show, but a very funny one. He is at least good at landscaping and pool cleaning. I was hoping he wouldn't turn out to be the villain on this show.
I lost my cable just as Sherlock was saying he had been sober two years and got it back just as he was saying he wasn't on the verge of using again. In between, I could make out some comments about a marriage license.
Of course I had to watch commercials that almost added up to more than the part of the show I watched. But I did notice that I was allowed to skip over the commercial break that came in the middle of what I watched. I think I started after that point.
And so I did get to see what the marriage license problem was all about.