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Old 09-26-13, 11:34 AM   #1
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Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13




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WITH AN UNSOLVED CASE, ON THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

Filmed on Location in London, England

Rhys Ifans Guest Stars as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's Estranged Brother

"Step Nine" - Holmes and Watson travel to London to help track down an old mentor and investigate an unsolved mystery. Meanwhile, Mycroft Holmes (Rhys Ifans), Sherlock's estranged brother, reunites with Sherlock and reveals some secrets of his own, on the second season premiere of ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Sept. 26 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Filmed on location in London, England.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Rhys Ifans (Mycroft Holmes)
Sean Pertwee (Gareth Lestrade)
Tim McMullan (DCI Hopkins)
Rufus Wright (Lawrence Pendry)
John Owens (Priest)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny

DIRECTED BY: John Polson
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

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Old 09-26-13, 09:47 PM   #3
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

Lucy Liu in those shorts.
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Old 09-27-13, 02:12 AM   #4
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

Cannot wait!
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Old 09-28-13, 02:30 AM   #5
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

Just watched it and didn't have the same appeal as last season. Seems like no one on these boards really cared either.
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Old 09-28-13, 03:16 AM   #6
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

I liked the episode, actually. I was surprised with them making Mycroft a restaurant owner rather than a government agent but I liked the interactions with Sherlock nonetheless.
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Old 10-03-13, 05:15 PM   #7
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

I liked it, and don't really understand the disappointment that some people are voicing. I liked how Mycroft was reinterpreted (making him a government agent yet again would have been a mistake) and I liked how Lestrade was written as if this is all taking place years after the classic Doyle stories.

Looking forward to them following up on Moriarty, although the sadistic bastards will probably make us wait until the very end of Season 2 for that.
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Old 10-03-13, 05:25 PM   #8
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Elementary -- "Solve For X" -- 10/03/13





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HOLMES AND WATSON NEED TO SOLVE MORE THAN JUST A MURDER WHEN A MATHEMATICIAN IS KILLED IN COLD BLOOD, ON "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, OCT. 3

Jeremy Jordan Guest Stars as Joey Castoro, the Son of Watson's Former Patient

"Solve For X" - When a well-respected mathematician is found dead, Holmes and Watson set out to solve a murder and the purpose of the highly guarded equation he was trying to decipher. Meanwhile, Watson is conflicted when the son of a former patient approaches her for a loan, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Oct. 3 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Jeremy Jordan (Joey Castoro)
Lynn Collins (Tanya Dempsey)
Khalil Kain (Benny Charles)
Rich Sommer (Harlan Emple)
Glenn Fitzgerald (Linus Roe)
Rick Holmes (Jason Harrison)
Simon Feil (Office Worker)
Rock Kohli (Cabbie)
Nick Maccarone (Dean Kaneshiro)

WRITTEN BY: Jeffrey Paul King

DIRECTED BY: Jerry Levine
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Old 10-03-13, 05:34 PM   #9
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Re: Elementary -- "Solve For X" -- 10/03/13

I kept trying to remember who Lynn Collins was, so I looked her up. Sounded like one of the girls from Charlie's Angels. Nope. It's What's-Her-Face from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Dejah Thoris from John Carter. Should be interesting.

Too bad I can never catch these on broadcast TV anymore. I've been getting them on the CBS website whenever I find the time. Thankfully their site works pretty well.
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Old 10-03-13, 05:34 PM   #10
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Re: Elementary -- "Solve For X" -- 10/03/13

Can't wait. I sure hope they solve the murder on tonight's episode.
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Old 10-04-13, 11:46 AM   #11
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re: Elementary (CBS) -- Season 2 Thread -- 9/26/13

i enjoyed it. there is just too much tv to watch now so it takes me a while to Elementary (since its the least likely show, I watch, to get spoilered)
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Old 10-04-13, 12:34 PM   #12
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Re: Elementary -- "Solve For X" -- 10/03/13

No surprise they get the math somewhat wrong. Proving P=NP is not as strong a statement as they imply.
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Old 10-05-13, 05:38 PM   #13
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Re: Elementary -- "Solve For X" -- 10/03/13

Another good but unremarkable episode. It feels wrong to complain about a show for being good instead of great, but the more I watch it, the more I feel like they should be making 12 episodes per season instead of 24. Maybe if they focused their efforts on half the episodes... I don't know.

Nitpicks:

1. One of my problems with Season 1 isn't being avoided: must every single case be littered with corpses? One of the coolest things about Doyle's stories is that not every case involves a murder or even a crime. When are people going to start coming to Holmes with private cases, and not just the homicide squad?

2. Joan's friend is a brat, but I'm surprised we're expected to sympathize with her for trying to force him into something he doesn't want to do, especially after all that crap in Season 1 with Joan's mom being dissatisfied with her career choice. Makes her look not only smug and arrogant but a hypocrite as well.

I'm satisfied (if not blown away) for now, but here's hoping they start branching out a bit this season.
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Elementary -- "We Are Everyone" -- 10/10/13




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HOLMES AND WATSON RACE TO FIND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A CLASSIFIED INFORMATION LEAK, ON "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, OCT. 10

Tony Award Winner Steve Kazee Guest Stars as Jeff Heinz

"We Are Everyone" - When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Joan takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Oct. 10 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Susan Pourfar (Emily Hankins)
Christian Campbell (Ezra Kleinfelter)
Ronald Guttman (Mr.Mueller/Elliot Honeycutt)
Laura Osnes (Celia Carroll)
Peter McRobbie (Milton Van Kirk)
Adeel Ahmed (Cabbie)
Joe Cassidy (Agent 1)
Scott Whitehurst (Agent 2)
Joan Carlos Infante (CSU Tech)
Anthony Fazio (Delivery Man)
Chester Jones III (Bike Cop)
Jeff Heinz (Steve Kazee)
Darragh O'Connor (David Hess)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Craig Sweeny

DIRECTED BY: Michael Pressman


Read more: Listings - ELEMENTARY on CBS | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz2hMNrFgBo
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Old 10-17-13, 07:32 PM   #15
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Elementary -- "Poison Pen" -- 10/17/13




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Laura Benanti Guest Stars as Anne Barker

"Poison Pen" - When the CEO of a financial consulting company is poisoned to death, Holmes and Watson are called upon to track down the killer. Meanwhile, a woman from Sherlock's past emerges as a possible suspect, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Oct. 17 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Laura Benanti (Anne Barker)
Samuel H. Levine (Graham Delancey)
Noelle Beck (Peri Delancey)
Steve Greenstein (Titus Delancey)
Nancy Lemenager (Susan Bettman)
Keesha Sharp (Mistress Felicia)
Patrick Kerr (Simon)
Paul Fitzgerald (Burt Jeffries)
Robert Emmet Lunney (Attorney)
Cindy Katz (Marsha Stecker)

WRITTEN BY: Co-Executive Producer Liz Friedman

DIRECTED BY: Andrew Bernstein


Read more: Listings - ELEMENTARY on CBS | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz2i1ryR7Ax


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Old 10-18-13, 12:41 AM   #16
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Re: Elementary -- "Poison Pen" -- 10/17/13

This one turned out to be more of a mystery than usual, filling in some important background on Sherlock's teen years. For a minute I thought Sherlock might actually get some romance.
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Old 10-24-13, 07:19 PM   #17
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Elementary -- "Ancient History" -- 10/24/13




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HOLMES AND WATSON INVESTIGATE THE DARK WORLD OF THE MOB WHEN THEY DISCOVER THE BODY OF AN ASSASSIN, ON "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, OCT. 24

"Ancient History" - Holmes and Watson find themselves digging through the dark world of the mob to find a killer when they discover the body of a former assassin. Meanwhile, Watson helps a close friend track down a mystery man who swept her off her feet, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Oct. 24 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Jordan Gelber (M.E. Reginald "Rex" Hawes)
Mia Barron (Lara Banin)
Danielle Nicolet (Jennifer Sayles)
Wass Stevens (Travis Hardwick)
Misha Kuznetsov (Marko Zubkov)
Olivia Baseman (Sasha Zubkov)
Tibor Feldman (Dr. Michael Glassman)
Mike Starr (Russell Gertz)
Deirdre Madigan (Receptionist)
AJ Cedeno (Bartender)
Vanessa Aspillaga (Secretary)
Gene Gabriel (CSU Officer)

WRITTEN BY: Co-Executive Producer Jason Tracey

DIRECTED BY: Sanaa Hamri


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Old 10-25-13, 02:09 PM   #18
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Re: Elementary -- "Ancient History" -- 10/24/13

They have Joan dressing in a lot of skirts this season.
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Old 10-25-13, 02:11 PM   #19
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They have Joan dressing in a lot of skirts this season.
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Old 10-26-13, 09:47 AM   #20
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Re: Elementary -- "Poison Pen" -- 10/17/13

Hey... Laura Benanti was on Go On. I miss that show.
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Elementary -- "An Unnatural Arrangement" -- 10/31/13




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CAPTAIN GREGSON IS TARGETED IN A HOME INVASION, ON "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Talia Balsam Guest Stars as Cheryl, Gregson's Wife

"An Unnatural Arrangement" - When Captain Gregson's home is invaded, Holmes and Watson work to find the masked gunman before he strikes again. Meanwhile, Gregson gives his team some insight into his private life, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, October 31 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Talia Balsam guest stars as Cheryl, Gregson's wife.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Talia Balsam (Cheryl Gregson)
Sarah Wynter (Beth Roney)
Peter Hermann (Detective Craig Basken)
Ted King (James Monroe)
Armando Riesco (Jacob Esparz)
Kathleen Chalfant (Mrs. Clennon)
Christopher Burns (Coordinating Detective)
Danny Rutigliano (Prisoner)

WRITTEN BY: Cathryn Humphris

DIRECTED BY: Christine Moore


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Re: Elementary -- "An Unnatural Arrangement" -- 10/31/13

Interesting how Sherlock was comparing a marriage to partnership. He also claimed to solve Joan's case to clear his mind, but I read some jealousy into it with that police detective making a move on Joan.
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Interesting how Sherlock was comparing a marriage to partnership. He also claimed to solve Joan's case to clear his mind, but I read some jealousy into it with that police detective making a move on Joan.
You think? I didn't see him watching them. Did I miss that? I actually got the sense that he must really trust Watson as he handed over his cold cases to him. Also very interesting to see that he had so many.
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You think? I didn't see him watching them. Did I miss that? I actually got the sense that he must really trust Watson as he handed over his cold cases to him. Also very interesting to see that he had so many.
Sherlock was jealous/being protective that Joan was receiving attention from the handsome police detective. He wasn't jealous that the detective went to Joan for a case.
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Elementary -- "The Marchioness" -- 11/07/13

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SHERLOCK'S BROTHER ASKS FOR HELP SOLVING A CASE INVOLVING HIS FORMER FIANCéE, ON "ELEMENTARY," THURSDAY, NOV. 7

Rhys Ifans Guest Stars as Mycroft Holmes

"The Marchioness" - Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, arrives in New York and enlists Holmes and Watson to help solve a case involving his former fiancée. Meanwhile, Sherlock has a difficult time accepting Mycroft and Joan's relationship, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Nov. 7 (10:01 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes)
Lucy Liu (Joan Watson)
Aidan Quinn (Captain Tommy Gregson)
Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell)

GUEST CAST:

Rhys Ifans (Mycroft Holmes)
Olivia D'Abo (Nigella Mason)
Andrew Samonsky (El Mecanico)
Orlagh Cassidy (Maris)
Phyllis Somerville (Miriam Berg)
Joe Forbrich (Brad Scheff)
Lucas Salvagno (Addict)
Christopher Tocco (Will)
Jane Pfitsch (Lisanne)
Ken Marks (Chairman)

WRITTEN BY: Christopher Hollier and Executive Producer Craig Sweeny

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