As I tuned in for the season 6 premiere of Elementary, I was completely unaware that Brett Dalton would be guest starring in the episode. Once he appeared on screen though, I knew immediately, “that’s your killer.” Perhaps that’s guest star profiling on my part, but whenever I see Brett in a role, I immediately think his character has to be up to something nefarious.

Was this an unfair assessment on my part or has Brett been typecast? Are there any actors, who show up in guest starring roles, and you can pretty much guess what to expect from their character? Are you happy or annoyed if the story subverts your expectations of the character?

Spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t seen the season 6 premiere of Elementary.

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My initial assessment was correct. Brett was the killer. It was interesting to see how they proved his guilt, but I was kind of hoping my initial assessment would be proven wrong.