Elementary Review: The Sovereign Army

In the latest installment of Elementary, the stakes are raised as Joan and Sherlock race against time to stop a possible anthrax attack on New York City.

All the while, Sherlock tries to cope with the loss of Alistair when his death in Elementary Season 2 Episode 20 blind sides him.

As the investigation goes on it comes down to two brothers, a herd of cows, and 2.8 million dollars.

Searching for Anthrax

In what was a rather sad twist, the rarely mentioned and alleged close friend of Sherlock suddenly dies of what we assumed to be a heart attack. However, Alistair’s death was that of a heroine overdose hitting a little too close to home for Holmes.

After a few episodes without it, we finally got back into the dramatic side of Sherlock. In a way to cope with Alistairs death, he tries to take on a truck full of fake anthrax and two anti-government protestors, accuses Alistair’s son for playing a role in his death, and smashes a few plates accomplishing nothing.

A notable scene: Sherlock stands, smashes plate and says to Watson, “My apologies.” To which Watson follows him into the kitchen, grabs an identical plate and shatters it on the ground and responds, “That didn’t solve anything, weird right?”

The great thing about Sherlock struggling with Alistar’s death was that he was searching for a trigger that maybe one day, he’ll have to deal with. Being addict is something that doesn’t go away, once an addict always an addict. I mean the title, not the actual addiction.

Quote of the night goes to Joan when she told Sherlock, “You’re an addict. You woke up today and you didn’t use drugs, just like yesterday. You know what you have to do tomorrow? Wake up and not use drugs!”

Meanwhile, the case at hand amped up the suspense from the typical murder case to an anthrax scare and the fear that the missing toxin would be released into the public killing hundreds. The anticipation built as the team tried to find the toxin and as always there was a twist!

The twist of which I didn’t see coming until the end.

We were led to believe that the Sovereign Army, a well-known anti-government group, was behind the anthrax killing and plots. As it usually goes who you’re led to believe may be the culprit, never really is.

With that said, who would have thought that two brothers were producing anthrax to kill a herd of cattle and not a city of people. I bet none of you saw that twist coming. $ 2.8 million for a dead herd of cattle. Interesting.

As always, Elementary never seizes to surprise or entertain me. It’s the show that keeps getting better and better.

Overall, I enjoyed this episode. It didn’t feel like a filler as the past few episodes have. It was a little bit darker and much more emotional with the death of Alistair.

With only four episodes remaining, the anticipation continues to build for what the final episodes will bring.

What surprised you the most about the episode?

 

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Oh No: “Girls Gone Wild” Honcho Joe Francis Is Going To Be A Father … Of Daughters

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  • “Girls Gone Wild” creep Joe Francis is expecting twin girls with his girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson. The couple did in vitro fertilization and purposefully selected daughters. “We chose to have girls. I believe people will finally understand my love, respect and admiration for women. I love girls,” said Francis. [Starcasm]
  • “Glee” star Naya Rivera and her fiance, rapper Big Sean, have called off their engagement. [Page Six]
  • Here’s a handy guide to which passwords you need to change because of the new Heartbleed bug wrecking havoc on the Internet. Change ‘em right now! [Mashable]
  • Joe Jonas has weighed in on Justin Bieber: “We all saw it coming.” [US Weekly]
  • Sources told Page Six that Chris Martin pushed to announce their split and Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to “keep pretending” they were still consciously coupled. [Page Six]
  • Cat Lady Craft Night in Brooklyn was, indeed, the cutest thing ever. [NYMag.com]
  • Bras, bustiers and panty girls: “Mad Men”‘s 19 best bedroom looks. [Styleite]
  • Juan Pablo Galavis has finally used the word “love” to describe his feelings for Nikki Ferrell … in an Instagram caption. Hey, it’s something! [US Weekly]
  • Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his wife of six years, Nicole Appleton from the group All Saints, got divorced this week. [Daily Mail UK]

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Reign Review: I Don’t Need Your Civil War

There was a lot to keep track of in Reign Season 1 Episode 17– international intrigue, a huge massacre (the show’s first!), and Queen Catherine getting her jollies (also a first!).

The King Is Down

But I want you to put all that on the back burner for a second so we can discuss what an absolute JOY Kenna and Bash’s forced marriage is. That opening scene was like classic Moonlighting, and I wanted it to last for 85 minutes straight. Utter. Perfection.

I had never thought of Bash as a particularly charismatic character–but perhaps that’s because prior to this, all he was ever given to do was limp around pining for Mary, which is not a terrible charismatic thing to do.

But I love his friction with Kenna, which provided all of the night’s best Reign quotes in the show’s first 5 minutes. Their marriage makes literally zero sense, but I am loving where it is going, despite (or possible because of) that!

Okay, if we must talk about things other than Benna (Kash? I’m cool with either!): this hour kept the always-potentially-boring subject of land rites bouncy and energetic.

It most cleverly avoided the monotony of previous land rites-heavy episodes by bringing in a heavy dose of murder, both possible (Mary) and actual (all those poor, horny Scotsmen).

Of course, since I’m here to ask the hard questions, I have to wonder: where is Olivia in all this chaos and bloodshed? What about that whole thing with the ‘darkness’? Did the ‘darkness’ agree to just chill while they figured this marriage contract thing out?

Also, is King Henry the ‘darkness’? Now that his madness has become a bargaining chip between Mary and Catherine, hopefully we’re in for a more in-depth explanation of its roots. Also, King Henry is totally the ‘darkness.’

Perhaps the greatest mystery of all on Reign is how these kids all turned out so well-adjusted. Their parents all really are (pardon the pun) royal assholes.

How did Mary, Francis, and Bash end up so level-headed? Maybe Nostradamus will tell us some time before the season finale.

Official Reign FashionWatch: 8/10, with bonus points given for how Mary was wearing a subtly plaid dress for her big Braveheart-style speech. And if I’m remembering Braveheart correctly, things actually didn’t turn out much better for those guys…

But back to the big questions; namely

Will Bash and Kenna stay married?

 

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