O my gosh, if there was a poll for this episode I would have given it a 5!
The opening with the girl on the bridge setting up a suicide to look like her murder?!?! Crazy good. Sherlock figured it out way too quickly, imo.
I wasn't sure about the formerly accused killer's innocence until Holmes went in to shake his hand. Why would he do that if the guy wasn't guilty?
Figuring out how he cheated the polygraph was terrific and boy did Watson come out swinging that this guy not only murdered the dead girl's sister, he was a serial killer.
And boy, did he play it cool. I was starting to think the cop was part of his plans when he gave the guy Holmes and Watson' home address, but it turns out he's just a jerk. Kudos to the captain for keeping his cool with him.
The cat and mouse game between the killer and Holmes/Watson was epic. Getting them to follow his false leads and getting a restraining order against them after Holmes punched him shows how evil he is. That Holmes seriously considered framing him shows just how desperate he was to get this guy caught.
The ending was wonderfully satisfactory. I loved every minute of this episode and will watch it again. I loved how Holmes told Watson that he wasn't a nice man, that there was no inner nice man and that, since he considered Watson extraordinary, he went to extraordinary lengths to be better to her than to others. His insistance that she recognize this fact was pure Holmes.
I see we don't get a new episode on Thanksgiving. We'll have to wait a couple of weeks for a new episode. Darn!
Post by AntiArbitrator on Nov 22, 2013 17:44:28 GMT -5
SoCal, I can tell that you really enjoyed the episode and I enjoyed it too. This is one show that I watch when it airs even though it comes on at 10 PM here.
You expressed what happened so well that I do not need to repeat it.
When Holmes held a blade while inviting the killer in, I remembered that he is an excellent fighter and has been teaching Watson self defense so I felt that they were safe.
I was so happy when two women were rescued and Sherlock was certainly the hero. In addition to being brilliant, he is willing to go without sleep or food until he solves a case. The police were envious of his success.
Although Joan made some good points about playing well with others, I think Sherlock's response was honest and left no room for debate. I heard Joan say no one could accept that forever, but I do not think she can make herself walk away from Sherlock.
I agree the cops did not seem jealous of Monk. Although they made fun of him, I think they also tolerated him because he was once a cop.
I saw Holmes and Watson both smiling on a TV Guide cover at the library. Holmes looks weird smiling. Watson's smile was bigger.
I taped last night's episode but it was a struggle. "Carolina Camera" was on my usual CBS affiliate (though my cable company has two). And besides the football coverage ran over. Fortunately I had tried "Big Bang Theory" and discovered they continued to broadcast even though the game was over. How inconsiderate. So I taped the 11:00 news as well, in both cases.