IGN | 'Elementary: The Past Is Parent' Review


The thing that helped push last season's finale out front and center, stakes-wise, was Sherlock's relapse and the announcement that his father was flying out to make a showing. Here, not only did they hold back on Morland until the very final moments, but there also wasn't really any fallout from the heroin use. Aside from Holmes now being back in recovery, determined to once again stay straight. They teased him possibly going to jail, but we knew that wouldn't pass. And how long do we think Holmes and Watson will be gone from the NYPD? So while there wasn't anything necessarily bad about "The Past is Parent," it just failed to capitalize off the momentum from last season.

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