Episode Title: Hurt Me, Hurt You
Original Air Date: May 21, 2017
Episode Number: 5×24
Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.
Will the show actually go there and have Sherlock come down with a tumor to explain the sudden memory losses or is this a direct result of what Shinwell did to him? I’m hoping for the latter and that it’s only temporary because seeing Sherlock like this is making me a bit unmoored. Joan definitely feels it and is throwing her off a bit, but it’s even worse for her because she has no idea what Sherlock is going through. For all she knows is that he’s acting this way about the case because he didn’t think much of Shinwell so he’s not making much of an effort to help with the case.
I look forward to next season where we’ll see Sherlock telling Joan everything and to have him really open up to her like he’s never done before. It hurt to see the two of them at odds and to see Joan getting mad at him and Sherlock preventing himself in just telling her the truth because he’s unsure of how to deal with this and he’s afraid of what this would mean for him.
As for the case, I liked how it ended with Joan outsmarting Tyus in the end and getting what she wanted: justice for Shinwell and Carmen’s deaths. Loved how she met with Halcon to convince him to give up his sister’s body and that Tyus will end up in jail and then Halcon can do whatever he would like with him with help from his buddies in prison.
Tyus deserves what he’s getting for putting the ball in motion when he found out about Shinwell and Joan and for telling Joan that she’s the reason Shinwell is dead. That is the wrong thing to say to her, dude. Tyus met his match with one Joan Watson.
I cracked up at this exchange between Halcon and Joan:
“You and your partner need to stop using my priest like an answering machine.”
“Then maybe you should stop using his church as an ATM.”
Great finale to finish this strong season. I’m glad it got renewed for another season, but I want CBS to tell the showrunners ahead of season six if this will be the last season so that they can write a satisfactory ending to this brilliant show.