Post by AntiArbitrator on May 9, 2014 22:51:31 GMT -5
I enjoyed the suspense and intrigue in this episode.
Joan was traumatized and I am not too surprised that Sherlock is not letting Mycroft off the hook for the role he played in Joan’s kidnapping. But I did think Sherlock would be impressed that his brother has been an agent for Mi6 instead of someone unworthy of respect. Joan told Mycroft she never wanted to see him again. Joan told Sherlock she planned to move out and he became very upset.
Mi6 handler gave Sherlock a case to investigate in exchange for their help in rescuing Joan. I was amused, but Mycroft was not, at the dialogue…
Mi6 handler: I saved your partner’s life.
Sherlock: You did and I am grateful.
Mi6 handler: I saved your brother’s life too.
Sherlock: I’ll let that slide.
A retired Mi6 agent was murdered and whoever killed him tried to make it look like a robbery. When Sherlock and Joan went to the morgue, they discovered the man’s arms had been removed. That made the case very interesting.
Sherlock noticed something in the man’s apartment that the detectives had missed. There were grocery bags there that came from a store near the ex-wife’s home. When Sherlock and Joan confronted the ex-wife, she admitted she had lied to the police and then told them about a valuable clue. Sherlock passed the information on to Mi6.
When Joan talked to the ex while Sherlock was away, the lady revealed that Mycroft rejoined Mi6 to save Sherlock from receiving criminal charges. Apparently Joan was so impressed with this that she spent the night with Mycroft.
While Joan and Mycroft were making whoopie, Sherlock was still involved in the case and learned that the murder weapon had been found and had a fingerprint that matched Mycroft’s. I enjoyed the scene where he burst into the bedroom while Joan and Mycroft were undressed and announced that Mycroft needed to leave because someone was trying to frame him.