Timeless “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” Review
The game has changed in this war for the present and future as the events of “The King of the Delta Blues” shifted the tide against Rittenhouse. A big move needed to be made, and they nailed the time to make this happen, which was sooner rather than later. The twist at the end was perfect since we know now that the dangers the team will face will only grow from here. That is as long as their personal lives don’t get in the way.
The adventures are now getting a bit more exciting now that the lifeboat has been upgraded to having a fourth seat. It changes the dynamic in a big way that now Flynn can tag along without argument or someone else being left behind. Not to mention he is a guy who once again is able to cross a line that none of the others can to get the job done.
Credit where it is due this season that they are taking us to some powerful points in time. The ones that matter when it comes to changing the course of history. It was not easy watching the women of this time period fight for their equality and be met with the aggressiveness they did. It surely makes you remember that there is no movement that comes without a pride paid in blood, sweat, tears, and perseverance. With that said, I liked where this mission took the team because this legendary female crime solver they team up with was entertaining for the way she lived up to her nickname as Mrs. Sherlock Holmes. There came an expectation to what she was capable of through her ability to deduce situations and people, and she did not disappoint. I was thrown for a bit of a loop when it came to who the sleeper agent was. They led us to believe it was one person for the way they stood against the revolution, and then hit us with the realization that it was someone else entirely.
What shook this episode up was the surprise ally who you wouldn’t have expected to help under different circumstances. It made sense given context even if said person wasn’t to be trusted. The reason was a strong one since there are some points in time that are too sacred to mess with.
There was unavoidable tension this episode when as I said these people can be their own worst enemy at the most inconvenient of times. Rufus and Jiya fighting over his impending doom finally hits that boiling point when there was so much unresolved between these two. On one hand you have Jiya who is being ignored for something that is a rather rare case and probably scary for the lack of control. Then you have Rufus who unknowingly can’t seem to manage his emotions or how to properly express himself in a way that doesn’t hurt his relationship with others. This thing between Flynn and Wyatt over Lucy was also inevitable even if you would think that Wyatt should have someone else to worry about more.
Now the developments with Rittenhouse are becoming more sinister with each passing week. While we haven’t seen enough yet to justify the intimidation of their leader, he still carries a cold atmosphere with him regardless. You don’t know what to expect from him, and right now that may be the best thing he has going for him. Now what we did know what Key’s desire to strike where that powerful speech that leads to women getting the right to vote was shut down. This was as bold as it gets considering the loyal company he keeps at his side. While we knew how this particular desire would end, the statement was made as to how far he was willing to go to manipulate influence.
Timeless “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” was stunning for the emotional weight that came with what the team was fighting for. They battled with responsibility, invincibility, morality, and so much more in just this one hour. The ones who needed to rise to the occasion certainly did when it mattered most.