Thursday, March 21, 2013



When Sherlock Holmes gave Joan Watson her first solo assignment, she told him: "I’m gonna pop in tomorrow and do my best Columbo impression."

Getting no sign of recognition to the reference, she added: "He was a… Never mind." She realized that there was no way he'd know or even care about the explanation.

Whether she was about to tell him that 'Columbo' was a TV show character or that he had been an actual police lieutenant in Los Angeles doesn't really matter.

'Elementary' does not take place in Earth Prime-Time, but in some alternate TV dimension where there was no consulting detective in Victorian England, either in the "reality" of that TV world or as a character in the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Instead, Sherlock Holmes is a modern-day consulting detective now working with the New York Police Department. And therefore has no place in the main Toobworld.....


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