Elementary: Season 1, Episode 12

M. (10 Jan. 2013)

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Sherlock is called in on a case and immediately recognizes the work of an old foe from Britain. Sherlock sees it as a chance at redemption in catching the man, but first he needs to control his own emotions about the murderer.



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For once, all the NYPD asks for precise instructions from Sherlock when M, the mysterious killer he couldn't catch in London due to his addiction, resulting from his beloved being murdered, starts his signature killings all over New York. After a corpse is left in his home, Sherlock sets a trap and catches the fiend, hell-bent on illegally merciless revenge, but is made to doubt by an apparently substantiated copycat claim. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The note left for Sherlock by Moriarty reads (grammatical errors intact): "Men make plans, god laughs. I'm laughing at you now, as I always have. You think you honour me with your pursuit, you do not. You are a mouse chasing a lion, a mere planet in orbit of raging sun. - M" See more »


Watson receives a text from Holmes' father mentioning her "final check" (i.e. payment). Being British, he would have used the British spelling of "cheque" See more »


Sherlock Holmes: Arsenal fan. As if I didn't have enough reasons to despise you.
[on meeting M]
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Elementary End Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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18 March 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

as of now, i have watched the series being a true fan of sherlock as a character. in this episode we finally meet with the man who eventually reveals us viewers to the one thing us true sherlock fans have been waiting for from the very beginning of the show- the emergence of Sherlock's nemesis: Moriarty. episode is great, and has some nice twists in the plot- finally an unpredictable line of story! in the episode we get to meet an actor who brought his own familiar touch to the series. Vinnie Jones, a known actor from many series and movies plays a lot as a role of a hooligan, vulgar, soccer-fan-bully, tough guy character. in this episode, he plays M. the killer who sherlock presumed has killed Irene- as it turns out he was not aware of being set-up by the very man sent him to do the jobs, he was not aware of the connection between the tasks he was given by the true mastermind behind his actions- Moriarty. for a second i was actually afraid of Sherlock's reaction after having found the man who we first thought to have killed Irene- he was going to hunt him down, torture, and kill him. and his mind was set without hesitation. knowing he would probably succeed- for a moment i tried to figure where the plot might end up if sherlock had indeed killed M, calming myself that there would have been no way sherlock could get himself out of the mess he would have gotten himself into if he had killed M, when Watson knew without a doubt sherlock was going to kill M, and later on finding out the location he chose to do so. when the police closing in, and sherlock being confident in his actions, there was a moment of pure uncertainty when i thought M had succeeded to persuade sherlock to spare him, claiming he was actually "the sack" and was not aware there was more to his action than he was aware, when a moment ago sherlock was consumed with the need of vengeance- not believing a word M says, that moment of uncertainty was amplified just at the moment i thought sherlock was going to let the man go- but stabbed him instead. at the moment i was so confused, i thought he had killed M anyway, decided to go "underground" for probably becoming a wanted man for killing someone (even if that someone killed 37 people) and to find out all there is about this Moriarty by himself. but the idea didn't make sense. it all clears out when they show up at the station with a made up story to cover things up -eventhough Watson, (who by now we notice to have made some progress and learned to pick up more and more small details on the way, becoming sharper, more aware, more deductive, and capable of reaching the right hidden-from-plain-sight conclusions) did notice a slight mismatch between the stab wound itself and the way M explained he got this wound, and knew there was more to it.- this episode made me crave for what's to come next with anticipation!

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