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CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety
CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety

Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of missing anthrax and Garret Dillahunt as a dairy farmer. Two years ago, when CBS premiered the crime-procedural "Elementary," the decision to make Sherlock Holmes (played by Jonny Lee Miller) a modern-day recovering addict seemed equally canny and risky. Holmes is indeed literature's most famous and enduring druggie — in Nicholas Meyer's "Seven-Percent Solution" none other than Sigmund Freud helped him kick the coke habit. And amid the...

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