Elementary (2012– )
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The Woman 

Holmes reconnects with Irene, his one true love that he thought had been taken from him by Moriarity. He tries to protect her as she recovers from her trauma but he soon learns that it isn't she that needs protection.

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Holmes reconnects with Irene, his one true love that he thought had been taken from him by Moriarity. He tries to protect her as she recovers from her trauma but he soon learns that it isn't she that needs protection.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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House M.D. Season 5 Episode 11: When talking to Kutner and Taub Wilson mentions a fake love interest of House's by the name of "Irene Adler". This is the name of the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes, and the only female to pique his interest. This is one of the many House-Holmes references. See more »

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Irene also suggests that The Fighting Temeraire was painted the year the Afghan War broke out (1839), when it was actually painted the year before (and if they were studies, specifically on September 5th or 6th 1838). The painting was exhibited in 1839. See more »

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Dr. Joan Watson: I'm not your sober companion anymore, but I know a relapse trigger when I see one.
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Elementary End Theme
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Written by Sean Callery
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OK, let's discuss perfection
31 August 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

I have already reviewed the series but this episode is so extraordinary that we need to have a serious chat, just you and I.

The team behind this amazing series already revealed their preference for the distaff side when they cast Lucy Liu as Watson, a trope that not even the immortal Stephen Moffatt dared try.

I had no problem with that. In fact, it matched my screensaver rather nicely.

So, with a strong series already under their belt, what came next? Well, not content to rest on their laurels, they re-imaged Moriarty, also with a decidedly higher than normal oestrogen content. (The wonderful Natalie Dormer, who left a strong impression in THE FADES, among others) The result? Brilliance. Not merely a regular Holmes episode but enough subtext for a Ph.D thesis. What better way to distract a man than with the woman of his dreams? What better way to anger a man than attack him where it hurts the most -- his ego? What better way to hurt a man than remove the woman of his dreams...? Whether this series continues another season or retires gracefully into TV history, I believe this twist on the Holmes tale will always remain memorable, for present viewers, and future ones.


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