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This week on Elementary, Joan and Sherlock try to find a man who leaked government secrets before he leaves the country, and discover he may also be a murderer.
“We Are Everyone” begins with Ezra Kleinfelter busy writing some information while in a taxi. His card is declined and he jumps out of the taxi, running away from government agents who followed him in black cars.
Meanwhile, Joan is spending time with a friend in the park. Sherlock texts Joan a picture of a doll, posed to look dead. She explains he likes to quiz her on potential crime scenes. She says it’s a suicide and then he texts a picture of the whole doll family dead at the dinner table. She then texts back the answer is a gas leak. Her friend tells her she needs to spend some time for herself and so she signed Joan up for a dating site. Sherlock texts her again with a doll putting its head in the stove and she says the crime is a staged suicide.
She returns home and an older man is in the living room. He says Erza Kleinfelter released sensitive information and he wants Sherlock and Joan to find Ezra. Sherlock took a picture of the man because he doesn’t trust him and wants to discover his real identity. They tail him through the city and Sherlock finds out his name is Elliot Honeycutt and he works for the Redding Company, where Ezra was working.
Sherlock and Joan search for Ezra online and find a journalist Ezra spoke with about government secrets. She tells them she doesn’t know anything, but Joan knows she’s lying because of her body language. They notice her speaking to the security guard and think he’s the link to Erza. Joan tells Sherlock she might bring someone around from the dating site. He talks to her about his life now without Irene Adler/Moriarty, and feels he does not need any romantic attachments now.
Sherlock pickpockets the guard’s cell phone for information and discovers he’s part of Everyone, a hacker/cyber activist group. The group is keeping Ezra safe. Sherlock decides to spend all right online, trying to get information from the group. In the morning, Sherlock uses Clyde, the turtle, to wake Joan up by putting him on her bed with lettuce. Sherlock spent all night debating with one of the group members, who he believes is Vanessa Hiskie. He thinks she’s hiding Ezra, so they go to her apartment and Joan picks the lock. They search the home and find Vanessa on the floor, dead. Captain Gregson arrives and they discuss Vanessa’s death. They find a book, a couple maps, and some crackers in a box, believing they belong to Ezra, who is now a suspect in the murder.
Back at their home, Joan is searching through the dating site, but she keeps getting phone calls about trains. A pizza man arrives with a lot of pizzas, but they didn’t order any. Sherlock deduces Everyone hacked them and is messing with them both. The phones are ringing nonstop and Sherlock tells her they probably hacked everything, so they decide to leave and go to the police station.
Detective Bell, Sherlock, and Joan look through Ezra’s belongings. Sherlock opens the crackers and notes they are stale. The box is from an old OCD bunker, so they believe he’s hiding in one somewhere in the city. Sherlock takes Joan to meet Milton, a historian, who knows all about New York. He finds out where the bunker is, and they go to leave. Milton talks Joan into reading his manuscript, which she claims is 5,000 pages. Sherlock is unable to get a signal on his phone. He sees a policeman on a bike and tells him to get a message to Captain Gregson about where Ezra is hiding. The officer agrees and leaves.
Before getting in a taxi at Milton’s, a few black cars appear and Sherlock and Joan are taken into custody. Everyone made it look like Sherlock and Joan made a website talking about murdering the president. Sherlock is being questioned and uses his detective skills to make the men listen to him and call Captain Gregson. They are released and Sherlock says Ezra was gone from the bunker when the police arrived. All that was found was a card saying Everyone.
A man from the dating site arrives to see Joan and says her address and lots of weird stuff is now on her profile. She tells him she’s fine and thanks him for coming over and for caring. Sherlock uses the neighbor’s internet and attempts to get Everyone to listen to his pleas. They ask them to put a shoe on their head and then for naked pictures, and while Sherlock starts unbuckling his pants, Joan tells them no. One person tells them Ezra is gone. All members end up leaving the chat because one of the members told them to stop taking.
Sherlock is trying to figure out where Ezra is or is headed. He thinks Ezra has a friend with a plane, and believes he is a Mr. O’Connor. They believe he is also the member who told everyone to stop talking to Sherlock and Joan the night before. They go with Captain Gregson to find O’Connor and find him with Ezra. He tells them if he’s arrested, 14 men and women will die. He gives them an envelope with names of US spies he will release. They let him go, but Joan corners him and tells him she knows he killed Vanessa.
Joan stole his watch, saying she figured out how to pickpocket on her own. She notes the power was out, so she had time to read. With the watch, they can now get DNA samples. Sherlock says he’s going to find out who the 14 people are so they can protect them if Ezra releases the names. Sherlock goes to see Honeycutt and tells him Ezra is flying to Venezuela. He tells him about Ezra’s threat and asks him if he will release the names to the government so they can protect the people, despite what it will do to the company.
Honeycutt agrees and Ezra is arrested for the murder of Vanessa. Joan returns home from a date and said it was fun. She is shown in bed, starting to write about their adventures, while Sherlock is reading a letter downstairs. The letter is shown to be from Moriarty.
I really enjoyed this episode of Elementary. I thought the scene in the park with Joan figuring out Sherlock’s staged crime scenes was humorous and a nice insight into their friendship. I also liked Joan figuring out how to pickpocket people. I loved the little scene with Clyde, the turtle. I’m not surprised by Moriarty writing Sherlock, and I hope it means she will be back this season. Overall, it was a solid episode with various funny moments.
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