Charlie’s colleagues Larry (Peter McNicol) and Amita bores. Charlie likes Amita but TPTB drop Don/Amita hints that they would abandon after season 1. Don and Charlie’s father Alan (Judd Hirsch) looms and has a pet bird that is never seen again. Charlie won’t admit he’s wrong, Larry blathers like he is on drugs but everyone treats him like he is the messiah, Don and Charlie work together and solve the case This was okay.
Charlie freaks out over Don nearly dying and hides in the garage. It is revealed he also hid in the garage when his mother was dying. Alan tells Terry that his sons graduated high school on the same day. Also Charlie was declared a genius at age 3 and Don was neglected by his parents as a result. The robbers plan a big robbery in a plot that ‘Elementary’ would recycle. Don and his team foil the thieves and all is well. This was good.
“How does somebody go from no criminal record to firing on Federal agents with an assault weapon?”
“I got a scrape during an incident.”
“Where’s the money.”
“Your brother goes into a dangerous confrontation with heavily armed felons, and you prepare him with a lecture on the movement of subatomic particles.”
“Statistically you’re dead now. Do you understand what that means? A man aimed a gun at your head and fired. The fact that you survived is an anomaly and it’s unlikely to be the outcome of a second such encounter.”
“You transferred bio-hazardous materials across several state lines. I can’t begin to tell you the trouble that puts you in.”
The self obsessed drama queen Charlie picks a fight with Don. Alan learns Terry and Don dated while at the FBI Academy. There are twists and this was okay.
“You never mentioned that you had a Fed for a brother.”
“You and the pendulum need to leave.”
“Alcohol. Lots of alcohol.”
“I sure hope you like duck.”