While there have been better cases in Elementary, the set up of this week’s episode: “A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs” was one of the best that I’ve seen on any procedural cop show. In an extremely smart move by the Elementary writers, the opening scene shows a young woman being completely smart by not letting in the stranded motorist knocking at her door. The guy explains that his car broke down, his cell phone isn’t working, and he just really needs to make a call. Since this is a story straight out of an urban legend book, I was cheering for her and her cautiousness the entire time. Let’s face it, the guy’s story was extremely flimsy.
However, it turns out I was totally wrong – if the girl would have let the stranded motorist inside he probably would have prevented her from being kidnapped. Turns out his story was true, and the real danger lurked inside her apartment. So creepy and extremely well played Elementary.
It turns out that the kidnapped woman is the daughter of Sherlock’s old drug dealer, Rhys. Rhys, played by John Hannah of The Mummy, explains to Sherlock that the kidnappers are keeping his daughter until Rhys pays up a debt that he owes. From here the crime story line of the plot gets tired and boring, but the character development is crazy!