12:19 PM, 29 May 2013
Season one of Elementary ended last night on Sky Living – and what a crazy ride it's been. In case it passed you by, it was set in New York, not London, and in the 21st century, not the Victorian era. Dr Watson was a woman. And so was Moriarty (oh, and she was also Irene Adler, who was also Sherlock's former girlfriend, who came back from the dead – but let's not get too bogged down in the detail).
While all those changes may well have had Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spinning in his grave, they've been a recipe for success as far as Elementary goes, with a second series already on its way. The two-pipe problem now (not that Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes smokes a pipe, of course, he doesn't smoke anything, he's a recovering drug addict – sorry forgot to mention that) is where can it possibly go from here? Here are a few theories...
Watson is Moriarty
Anyone else think Joan Watson became a brilliant detective in her own right a little too easily? And that Natalie Dormer's Irene Adler/"Moriarty" ended up being a bit too much of a pushover and falling for the oldest trick in the book: "We're alone, so I may as well confess everything"? Joan is the real shadowy figure behind the shadowy figure, who has been manipulating Holmes all along (a "sober companion" is not actually a thing – get a grip people). Series two will see more of the same, with Joan/Moriarty planting the idea in Sherlock's head that they should head to London in order to fulfil her ultimate goal – meeting Benedict Cumberbatch.
Watson is Holmes
We've seen already (above) that Lucy Liu's character may, in fact, have been manipulating Sherlock Holmes all along – but in this version of the hypothesis she actually is the detective and "Holmes" is a vulnerable mental patient/idiot savant/idiot she uses as a front for her investigations. It's not the first time a theory like this has been posited – 1988 movie Without a Clue saw Ben Kingsley's Dr Watson shunning the limelight and feeding his deductions to hapless actor Michael Caine, who he'd employed to play the role of the great detective.
READ MORE THEORIES HERE: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-05-29/elementary-season-2---where-next-for-the-wacky-sherlock-holmes-update