This time, I'll be looking at the Top Five things in this episode, starting with the thing I hated most, to the part I loved the best.
#5. In the introductory scenes, Holmes says to Watson that line about a monkey. My first thought was fairly incoherent, my second was "why you little...!"
...and my third thought was a video-in-my-mind of Ancient Mai saying, while wounded and tired, "I'm not a trained monkey."
#4. When Holmes and Watson were in the observation room, watching the husband be interrogated, and Holmes turns to look at Watson, and he says something that startles her -- in the previews and commercials, my Closed Captioning, when it bothered to caption that, said [SPEAKS FOREIGN LANGUAGE], and his words sounded to my ears like "goo-goo" or "goh-guh".
Turns out, he said "Google. I don't observe everything." maybe i need to look into hearing aids again.
#3. The way Captain Gregson had already known (of) Holmes. I had been wondering how that would be handled, before Gregson explained it, and his version makes sense.
#2. Watson's love of baseball, and making Holmes watch it with her.
(though now we know Sherlock's a dangerous person to let watch a game)
#1. Dr. Joan Watson's little and not-so-little victories against Holmes, mostly in the forms of either questions ("how do you know I didn't leave them in a coma?") and deductions ("it was a woman" who made him leave London)
and an honorable mention to...Holmes' repeated - and inventive - apologies to Watson.