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Fantastic finale! **SPOILERS**


After watching it, I was worried that this might be the series finale - the way it ended certainly could've worked as the show's final episode - but I'm glad to hear that it'd been renewed for a seventh season! Can't wait to to see Holmes and Watson continue their work in England!

(My guess is that Hannah Gregson will eventually confess, without implicating her father - allowing H&W to return to New York - though I'd love to see an entire season that takes place in London hewing closer to the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

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That is SPECTACULAR news! I was certain that this series was a gonner, and I had accepted that. I’ve not been able to watch it since episode 7 this year, though I have the balance on DVR. I will binge it. As you probably know, Sherlock Holmes is the most popular character in literary history, and most critics agree that his popularity is due not to his narratives per se, but to how his (fascinating) mind works. I fell in love with Elementary for 3 reasons: (1) Jonny Lee Miller’s personification of Holmes is, to me, the best that I’ve seen: driven, passionate, completely idiosyncratic, tortured, educated, brilliant, disciplined, very difficult to embrace, yet nonetheless a person who is most necessary to our world, (2) Lucy Lieu as Dr. Joan Watson, who was not the bumbling ass that Watson was in the Basil Rathbone films, but was instead a fulsome, gifted M. D. with a huge heart and a laser-sharp perception that at times equaled and even surpassed Holmes’. There is an old saying: The greatest honor that a student can give her teacher is to surpass her teacher. (3) To me, there are two crucial Holmes quotations in the Holmes canon. This series nailed them both. The first one came in Season 1. Watson gives some information to Holmes. The series diverges from the Conan Doyle stories, so I shall reference the series. Holmes replies, and this is probably a paraphrase “Attic theory! Watson, most men keep their minds like attics. They throw everything up there, and then they can’t find anything. That is why I shall do my best to forget what you just told me.” The other quote, from Conan Doyle’s Holmes, and the title of what I am glad to learn was NOT the series finale: “Once we eliminate the impossible, the improbable, no matter how absurd, must be the answer.”

Sherlock Holmes fucking ROCKS!

PS Not for nothing, but this is the only broadcast network series that I will watch.

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They could definitely end the show right now. That was a great series finale. This is exactly the direction I always wanted the show to go.

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It' already been renewed but I suspect you're right. They may have intended this to be the finale.

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I read that it was in fact written as a series finale - thankfully they didn't write a cliffhanger ending without knowing whether they'd been renewed.

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No there was no cliffhanger ending.

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yeah that was my point

as opposed to seasons 2, 3 & 5 that did have cliffhanger endings, although they were all resolved fairly summarily

and as opposed to many other series that faced cancellation and gave us cliffhanger endings anyway

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I share the relief/excitement for the renewal news. As long as they don't reduce the episode count, I am even OK with it remaining a summer series.

I liked the finale but it touches on a trend in the show that has started to bother me. Outside of Moriarty, they kill off or dismiss any potential nemesis for Sherlock. This season had a great one for him and they suddenly off him without ceremony. A waste of a great character. He could have been a great recurring foil. Remember the girl who pretended to be the long-lost daughter returned to her family? What a great, sinister character. There are assorted examples like these throughout the show that are untapped or even wasted potential. Sorta bummed me out that they ended it that way. Still, as ever, I remain

Sincerely addicted,
to this show

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Of course, if you go back to the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Moriarty wasn't in very many of them. Each story or novel had a new villian to uncover.

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True that they seem to dispose of potential foils too quickly, but Michael wasn't in their league - he was clever but not quite an evil genius in my view.

So it was kind of refreshing that they use him as a plot point instead of a true antagonist. He gets treated the way he treats his victims.

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