Episode Title: Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing
Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
Episode Number: 5×21
When Detective Bell’s girlfriend, Chantal, is assaulted and her ex-husband is killed soon after, in what Holmes and Watson discover is a staged suicide, they search for one suspect behind the linked crimes. Also, as Bell fights the urge to seek his own brand of justice for Chantal, Sherlock makes a heartbreaking realization about the detective’s past.
This was definitely one of Elementary’s best episodes, in my opinion. It’s about time we got a bit more information about Marcus’ backstory and it was a shock. Who would have thought that Marcus and his mother were victims of domestic abuse? Wow. I’m sad for him and his mother, but at least now he is able to acknowledge it and is willing to go and talk to a therapist about it. Good thing Sherlock deduced almost immediately why Marcus was disappointed when he heard that Roy was dead – that he himself didn’t get to do it. Same with Fyodor. Sherlock beating Fyodor so that Marcus won’t do anything to jeopardize his career was such a great gesture from Sherlock. One of the best things about the show is Sherlock and Marcus’ friendship. I love when these two have scenes together, just like I love it when Joan/Sherlock and Joan/Marcus have scenes together.
I’m glad Chantal survived, but she has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
The case of the week was pretty interesting and I didn’t even peg the lawyer to be behind it all. Amazing how money can make you do anything with no regards to another person’s life. Money really is the root of all evil.
The last scene was pretty perfect: “I might be an extraordinary detective, but you are an extraordinary man. And that’s a far more precious thing, isn’t it?”