The episode begins with a nice conversation between friends... or not. Despite their friendly posture, Joan and her "friend" are actually enjoying a nice meal over a dose of snide remarks from Elana and sarcastic wit from Joan. Elana is actually a drug cartel queenpin, whom Joan plans to put away with testimony from her sole witness, Karen Lloyd.
Damn! Joan sure has learned to stand on her own!! Love her!! #Elementary— Colleen Mahoney (coll_mahoney) October 31, 2014
Meanwhile, Joan has many other cases that she is solving on her own. She seems happy and stable. She's even taking care of Clyde the turtle, who pays her back for the wonderful treatment by helping her to find a boyfriend. Yes, she helps a man searching for his brother's bearded dragon by using her knowledge of reptiles. And then they stroke his lizard together.
Wow can ya say botox or too much botox #Elementary— Cindy Oertel (cdoertel) October 31, 2014
Later, Watson reassures Karen (the star witness against Elana) into leaving for the courthouse and getting on an elevator. A few seconds later, Karen and her escort, Det. Palmer, are dead in the elevator. There is no sign that anyone broke in or out.
I love Clyde's new digs. #elementary— Panda To The Max, Yo (ItCanBePurple) October 31, 2014
Just screamed "THEY WERE MURDERED IN THE ELEVATOR!!" at the TV so that's how I'm handling this episode of #elementary so far— Jessie Bond (jessieb007) October 31, 2014
Was that an express elevator? Because it got to the basement damn fast! #Elementary— Dawn K. Johnson (Dawn_KJ) October 31, 2014
The classic locked room mystery with a bit of a twist I like it #Elementary— The One & Only (Zezlemet) October 31, 2014
Two months later, Watson still has no credible leads. She's at a dead-end, until she receives a tip from someone named Montcliffe Ekuban, a name Joan remembers from books Sherlock had her read by authors with those names. Naturally, she goes to the Brownstone to see if Sherlock is around. Sure enough, he's sitting in his empty home, looking ridiculous.
The Case of The Closed Elevator. #Elementary— Michael Griffin (literateartist) October 31, 2014
is sherlock sending faxes to the station that boy cannot stay away #Elementary— Miranda Grace (MirandaGGrace) October 31, 2014
creepy as hell Sherlock. he never changes. #elementary— Lene (sparkilene) October 31, 2014
Sherlock's house looks like Dexter's kill rooms #Elementary— Cindy Oertel (cdoertel) October 31, 2014
LOL What the hell, man? #Elementary— Samantha Jane (Samantha12Jane) October 31, 2014
At his point I wouldn't be surprised if Sherlock ended up wearing one of those Devo hats. #Elementary— hoosier jedi (hoosierjedi) October 31, 2014
@elementarystaff paint the helmet yellow and we have Minion Sherlock! #Elementary— Oanh (julybug17) October 31, 2014
Am I the only one who thinks he should keep the helmet on? It's awesome! #Elementary http://t.co/r2a495Ep3d— Elementary on tvtag (tvtagElementary) October 31, 2014
Sherlock looked like someone from a Swedish are film with that thing on. #Elementary— hoosier jedi (hoosierjedi) October 31, 2014
Um, I am not even going to ask Sherlock. I am not sure I even want to know. #Elementary— Dahne (dahne1) October 31, 2014
Holmes knows how to make a (weird) entrance #Elementary— Allyn Gibson (allyngibson) October 31, 2014
What the absolute hell Sherlock #Elementary— ♡m a d e l i n e♡ (Embrace_Mads) October 31, 2014
Later, Watson spots a young woman who had been following her for several days, and Watson out-single-sticks her. The poor thing never had a chance.
OMFGGG LOLLLLL #Elementary— Everything in time (revengepsycho) October 31, 2014
#Elementary Kitty, you really have to work on your surveillance and single stick skills.— Mark C. Robinson (CoolComix) October 31, 2014
While searching for clues, Sherlock informs Watson that he had instructed Kitty (The Other Single Stick Woman) to follow Joan for the past week in order to find out whether she was wasting away without him (he was working for MI6 for the past either months, before being fired). He also brings out the arrogance in telling his dear Watson that he realized that he never needed her in the first place, and that Kitty is a fine replacement (even though he continuously begs Joan to work with him). He also asks Gregson for his old job back, but requires him to get permission from Joan, which she eventually gives.
Everybody is proficient in single stick these days. #Elementary— Jesse (TimeLordDevious) October 31, 2014
poor sherlock. has the communication skills of a 5 year old. #Elementary— Julia Miller (freckledwhelp) October 31, 2014
NOOO STOP FIGHTING, I HATE IT WHEN ANY OF YOU FIGHT #elementary— S+S=❤ (◡‿◡✿) (foxconfessors) October 31, 2014
GASP!!! No partnership!!??? #Elementary— Phil Kim (philalicious27) October 31, 2014
Almost immediately after his arrival, and searching for a few clues, Sherlock solves the case. Elana hired a hit man to kill Karen and Palmer by sneaking a large magnet into the hotel room adjacent to the elevator, and using it to pull the murder bullets he had stashed in the other side of the elevator right through the victims. Sherlock demonstrates with a not-to-scale model of the elevator-death-trap.
Sherlock sitting outside Gregson's office like he's waiting for a talk with the principal. #Elementary— Sarah. (sasinshort) October 31, 2014
Sherlock always gets to play with the cool toys. #Elementary http://t.co/wU9CMRjmmN— Elementary on tvtag (tvtagElementary) October 31, 2014
The only problem is that they can't prove that the hit man did it, because the evidence is gone. Watson snarkily tells Elana what she knows anyway, over one of their drinks-and-murder-talk meetings. Elana is unfazed, giving Joan the evil eye as she informs her that she plans to kill her, without actually saying it in those words.
Interesting. Murder by electromagnetic power. The 21st Century version of an airgun. EMPT #Elementary— Norwegian Explorers (NEofMN) October 31, 2014
That lady is scary and totally not bothered by dropping some threats #Elementary— Kristy (lokistiel) October 31, 2014
Wow, this woman is taunting Watson. That's never a good idea. You are going down, honey. #Elementary— Dahne (dahne1) October 31, 2014
Joan is all proud of her bad self. #Elementary— Norwegian Explorers (NEofMN) October 31, 2014
Elara also stole her riding outfit from an 80s drama about evil rich people. J. R. Ewing would approve of it. #Elementary— hoosier jedi (hoosierjedi) October 31, 2014
AUGH THAT EPISODE WENT BY SO FAST #Elementary— Hannah Mc. (hannahcracker) October 31, 2014
It's over already? Teardrop. #Elementary— Becky L Stout (Becky_L_Stout) October 31, 2014