My 5 Wishes for Elementary

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At the end of last season, there was a dramatic change in Elementary as Sherlock left for England. Since the new season premiered this fall, we have been dealing with the fallout from that and the effects it had on the relationships on the program. In general, I have been satisfied with the way the changes have been handled. But, that is not to say I don’t have some wishes for what I would like to see.

More Joan and Sherlock

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For me, the best part of the show is the interaction between Joan and Sherlock. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have terrific screen chemistry and the two of them really bring their A games to the show. In fact, sometimes the actual case they are solving takes a back seat to their interactions!

With the new reality of Joan being a private consultant in her own right, there is not as much of the back and forth we are used to. Thankfully the amount of time they spend working together has been increasing since the beginning of season 3, and I want to see that trend continue!

More Marcus Bell

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I really like Marcus Bell! I was very worried when he was shot last season, and am very glad he recovered fully. I am also glad that he and Sherlock are back on good terms. In fact, I am definitely enjoying their interactions this current season. He seems in many ways to be the outside observer who can provide commentary on the goings-on between Sherlock and Joan and also Sherlock and Kitty. That perspective is very valuable since he is able to say things that the audience might be thinking.

What I want, therefore, is for him to play a larger role in the episodes. This season we have not seen that much of him although whenever he is on screen he does seem to be given great lines!

Kitty’s Continuing Evolution

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Kitty is the new kid on the block, having come from England with Sherlock when he returned at the beginning of this season. At first I, like many other fans, did not really like her. She seemed to be more of a distraction than a help. However, as the season has progressed we have learned more about her background, and she has integrated well into the team.

What I would like to see is a strong continuation of this trend. I want to know more about her, and I also want to see how her presence will affect both Sherlock and Joan. To me, it seems like she does not always say a lot, but what she does say is powerful!

Sherlock’s Continuing Evolution

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As is to be expected, everyone on the show is evolving due to interactions with other characters. So, while Sherlock is still as annoying and abrupt as ever, he is starting to show hints of humanity peeking through his brusque manner. While Joan was learning detective skills from him, she was also teaching him valuable lessons in appropriate human interaction. He is now putting that knowledge to good use!

This is not to say he did not learn anything from others – he is also learning important skills from Kitty and Marcus. I want to see this growth on his part continue because it makes him a more complicated, interesting character.

Guest Stars From Other TV Shows

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So I realize that this wish comes out of left field, but I have this thing about seeing guest actors I recognize from other roles on the programs I watch regularly. I am not talking about a cross-over, although actually, thinking about it, that would work too. A cross-over with Scorpion, which conveniently is on the same network, would be really fun, don’t you think? Put Sherlock against Walter – watch the sparks fly!

Sometimes it drives me crazy if I was not paying close attention to the list of guest stars in the opening credits and I recognize an actor but cannot place them or remember their name. Despite that, I find it a lot of fun when I realize I know an actor from somewhere else.


Do you have a wish list for Elementary? What are the things you wish you would see on the program as it moves forward this season and hopefully next? Is there a cross-over you would like to see? Please share your ideas in the comments section below!