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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 8.30pm, Ten The present-day ver­sion of Sher­lock Holmes in New York con­tin­ues. To re­cap, Holmes is an agreeably up­dated ver­sion of the clas­sic char­ac­ter played by Jonny Lee Miller ( Eli Stone, Dex­ter). In this se­ries he has been trans­ported to New York to deal with al­co­hol ad­dic­tion, where he is at­tended by sober com­pan­ion Dr Joan Wat­son, a for­mer sur­geon played by Lucy Liu ( Chicago, Dirty Sexy Money). Wat­son orig­i­nally was as­signed by his fa­ther to live with Holmes as a sort of addict sit­ter to make sure he did not re­lapse. He didn’t and, as you may ex­pect, Wat­son be­came his as­sis­tant in solv­ing crimes. In this episode the good doc­tor wants Holmes to cel­e­brate a full year of so­bri­ety but the de­tec­tive is re­luc­tant. He doesn’t care for the pa­tro­n­is­ing plas­tic disks used to mark the pass­ing of sober time by mem­bers of his so­bri­ety group. Through Holmes’s spon­sor Al­fredo (Ato Es­san­doh), Holmes meets a fel­low al­co­holic whose daugh­ter was raped. Money is be­ing ex­tracted from the fa­ther with the threat of pub­lish­ing a video of the heinous crime on­line. Can Holmes and Wat­son save the day?

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