I don’t know if maybe it’s because I’ve been so busy and scatterbrained this week, or because whenever Wall Street is mentioned, my brain hits its own snooze button, but this week’s episode sort of just… drifted over me. The hour was over before I knew it, but I’m not totally sure it was in a good, this-was-so-much-fun-I-lost-track-of-time sort of way. I know it wasn’t.
Not that I didn’t enjoy the episode. It’s just that the whole episode was a little predictable. I suppose that’s the risk you take when you watch as many procedurals as I (and I’m sure a lot of you) do. That’s not to say that the episode was without its enjoyable moments. And not just merely enjoyable, but a step in what I consider to be the right direction, character-development-wise. You guys know how big on that sort of thing I am. So instead of going through the whole exhausting plot, I want to just talk about the good bits.
Okay, so, blah blah blah, Wall Street guy goes missing, they find him dead of an apparent drug overdose (it was a set up), but turns out he was murdered, but he’s not the ONLY one in his company who has died, and Holmes has an idea that there’s a sociopath working in their midst. Which is all true. And he finds his (wo)man. Good for him. But he couldn’t have done it without Watson, which I really enjoyed. Earlier in the episode, they had made a BFD about how Holmes likes to create ridiculous abbreviations in his texts to save time, without sacrificing tone, which I’m assuming is always urgent and slightly condescending. It actually makes me wonder if I was just a misunderstood genius when I was younger because when I was about five or six, I devised a plan to eliminate vowels completely. It would make writing things so much faster. But I, unlike Holmes, realized that it might make communication harder, so I never followed through with the plan. But, so Watson is confused at his textual abbreviations.
This comes in handy later, when Holmes is tased and kidnapped by one of the office secretaries, who is the real murderer. She is the one who texts Watson on Holmes’ phone that everything is okay, but she uses too many full words, so Watson immediately knows something is up. Bitch, you are sloppy. I can always tell when a friend has someone else texting me on their phone. Always. Anyway, Watson sends in the cops and saves the day, and I really enjoyed that show of deductive wit.
Speaking of deductive wit, I also really enjoyed (mostly) the side story of Watson going out on a date with that douchey guy from Tell Me You Love Me. Not so much the fact that her friend set her up on the ambush date, or the whole “you’re not interested, but you’re upset that he’s also not interested” drama, but the fact that she could tell by the way he answered her when she asked if he had ever been married that he was lying. I love that Watson is learning from Holmes, and that he’s obvs (see: last week’s ep) learning from her.
In case you’re wondering, he was/is married. Supposedly for green card purposes (for her, not for him). I don’t know if I totally buy that either. Dude’s shady.
ANYWAY. Let’s see, what else was there? Oh! I also really liked the they delved a little into Holmes’ addiction. So apparently heroin was only one of the substances that landed him in rehab. Man, Holmes is a dark, dark dude. I liked how supportive Watson was (I mean, it IS her job), and I think at this point we can all be pretty sure that she cares about him more than just a client. Not romantically (yet), but at least as a friend. And that was a nice development. Also, Holmes seemed remarkably cool about the whole being around heroin thing, and that concerns me. I bet in an upcoming episode, we’re going to see him being not so okay with his recovery. Or at least, we better, because otherwise, that would just be too easy. Granted, his work is helping him, but judging by his emotional plea for forgiveness from Gregson, there’s a lot more to it than that. My guess is, Holmes is holding on with all his might not to lose his grip on sobriety. And that, to me, is more interesting than any secretarial murderess, ya know?
Random Notes/Favorite Quotes
- IMLTHO: In my less than humble opinion. Well, that seems perfectly suited.
- I enjoyed how he tells Watson that between her hair up or her hair down, it’s a draw between which makes her look more attractive. That was kind of a compliment. I’ll take it!
- AWWWW! He sends expensive win to a table with a couple he thinks is going to propose. He DOES have a heart.
- “The press is so base these days.” Just his face when he says this. Also, the fact that he calls The New York Post. LOL.
- It scared me a little when Holmes said that the smell of cooked heroin brought back memories. See? This is why I’m pretty sure a relapse is imminent. Not even Sherlock Holmes is that strong, surely.
- “Flexing our deductive muscles, are we? I could burst with pride.”
- Maritalrecords.com. As far as I can tell, this isn’t real. That’s a bummer. I mean… um… *points* WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD THAT BE?! *runs*
- “You’re saying someone is killing their way up the ladder?”
- “I don’t need to audit you, I just need to do some simple maths.” I’m sorry English people, but “maths” gets me every time.
- “Sorry, every time you say ‘innocent,’ I tune out.” Holmes andI.So (sort of) alike. This is how I feel about “Wall Street.” Sherlock, call me. Or text me cryptically. I’m down for a challenge.
- I would love to see “Corporate Sociopath” on someone’s business card.
- “I’m sorry, are you trying to take credit for the fact that I saved your life? And so soon after you promoted me to bodyguard.”
- I liked their little bonding moment at the end re: not appreciating being viewed as a puzzle, and how solving the puzzle becomes a way of life, and it’s lonely. They weren’t really bonding though. Just sharing their misery. That was actually incredibly sad, but hey, I appreciate a not-neatly-wrapped up episode! They need to be BFFs, though.
Alright, that’s it for me. Now it’s your turn. What did you think about the episode? Were there other good character development points that I left out of my recap? Did I leave out your favorite lines? What do you think is going to happen to Holmes now that he’s seen the drug again? What OTHER drugs do you think he was on? Will Watson see Aaron again? More importantly, do we care? Sound off below!