The “No Lack of Void” episode (4/10/14) of the TV series “Elementary” featured a closing scene that captured my emotional attention. For those who don’t watch the show, one of the more powerful back stories in this series is that Sherlock is a recovering heroin addict. Though two years clean, the demons of the past and present offer a very interesting and moving component to his character. I have appreciated greatly the depth and responsibility in which this has been incorporated into this show.
The referenced episode closes with Sherlock visiting the cemetery to bid his friend, Alistair good-by. Following a successful 30 years recovery of his own, Alistair relapsed, overdosed and died. I was quite moved by the dialogue between Alistair’s ghost and Sherlock at the end of the show. Today’s video includes my reflections on this closing scene.
I hesitated to share this video and my thoughts. Since I was moved and touched by the scene, I felt like it necessary to go the distance and share my perspectives. Your comments, thoughts, experiences, and feedback are encouraged.