TV Club: When Joan and Sherlock fight, Elementary wins

“Then you use me, and yet do not trust me!” I cried with some bitterness. “I think that I have deserved better at your hands, Holmes.”

“My dear fellow, you have been invaluable to me in this as in many other cases, and I beg that you will forgive me if I have seemed to play a trick upon you. In truth, it was partly for your own sake that I did it…”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

It couldn’t be clearer that Joan and Sherlock don’t see eye to eye in “How The Sausage Is Made.” Other than a few brief scenes—all business, a united front in the face of the case—director Michael Pressman keeps them at deeply uneven eye lines. Sherlock peers up at Joan from halfway down a flight of stairs; a seated Joan looks coolly up at Sherlock …

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