As a warrior, one should constantly practice awareness, from the moment one awakes in the morning; one should keep a watchful eye on their own behavior and manners, their conduct, never forgetting the manners of humanism. These are all Bu-Fu. Never act violently nor be rough in nature, and at no time should you take life lightly. Try to build up a gentle life style without hurrying through it. Consciously relax. Be not afraid of life; allow yours to be rich and gentle in love, in accord with the spirit of “Kajo Chikusei” or “Kajo Waraku”, a flower’s heart, the spirit contained within growing bamboo.
Event: Sherlock breaks into notorious blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton’s abode, and witnesses his murder by a fed-up client.
Reference: “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton” appears in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and much of this Elementary episode overlaps with the Doyle story. We get this initial event, we get Holmes’ complete disdain for Milverton’s pre-paparazzi “occupation” yet also acknowledges he needs much of the information he has gleaned from his victims. This episode stayed very close to the original.
An excerpt from my latest on Nerds in Babeland. As usual, find the whole thing here: http://nerdsinbabeland.com/archives/7867.
Our new silky, creepy villain. Actually I wish we had more of him– the conclusion of his thread is a bit anticlimactic, though I can tell he’ll continue in the next book. But he’s great to have–a supervillain in a zombie story, totally charming and sociopathic.
Event: Sherlock is given jewels and other gifts as thank-yous for solving cases.
Reference: There are several scattered references to Holmes being given jewels and other random valuables as thank-yous throughout especially the later canon. He receives a jeweled snuff box, a huge check, keeps the Blue Carbuncle, and more. He always says the work is its own reward, but he also admits (in “The Priory School”): “I am a poor man.”
Event: Upon his return home to London from Afghanistan, John bumps into an old friend, Mike Stamford, that he knows from his time at Bart’s.
Reference: Actually, a lot about Watson’s first meeting with Holmes is spot on in the BBC series, not really changed at all, apart from the modern-day equivalents of things. Including Stamford’s name, though in true Victorian male style, he’s only referenced by his last name in Doyle. Also, Moffat and Gatiss do a nice little sly reference when they show John’s coffee cup is from the Criterion. The Criterion bar is where Stamford and Watson meet, dine and catch up, and where Stamford brings up the fact that an acquaintance of his at the hospital is looking for someone to “go halves with him in some nice rooms which he had found, and which were too much for his purse.”