jonny lee miller raza jaffrey elementary getty 'Elementary's' Sherlock has an unexpected reaction to Watson's new boyfriendIn the first episode of “Elementary’s” third season, viewers met two new faces — Sherlock’s new protege Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) and Joan’s new boyfriend Andrew (Raza Jaffrey). Joan and Kitty didn’t exactly get off on the right foot, which viewers can also expect when Sherlock meets Andrew in Thursday’s (Nov. 13) episode.

“It’s a lot of fun — a lot of fun — to see the way Sherlock handles Joan’s new boyfriend,” executive producer John Polson tells Zap2it. “Nothing about Sherlock is predictable, so it’s definitely not the way you expect it to go. It’s not like the jealous boyfriend. It’s really very comical to see them meet for the first time and interact with one another. He just says stuff no matter how inappropriate it is. It’s a lot of fun to watch this raw Sherlock interact with Joan’s new and delicate relationship.”

“The reaction to Andrew will be very clear,” adds star Lucy Liu with a laugh. “You’ll see. It’s amazing how [Jonny Lee Miller] can pull all this energy into his character. It’s very succinct. It’s very well written too, of course. I enjoy that scene.”

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But Miller defends Sherlock, saying that his feelings about Joan’s romantice life are more like a protective older brother and that he certainly means well.

“His heart is in the right place,” says Miller. “He thinks he knows what is best for Watson and what way Watson should go. He actually thinks very, very highly of Watson and he feels everything else around her is an obstruction, so he goes about it the wrong way. But he has the best of intentions.”

“Elementary” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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