Elementary Scoop: Rhys Ifans Returns for Mycroft-Centric Finale

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Mycroft is coming back to Elementary in a big way!

The final episodes of the CBS drama's sophomore run will feature the return of Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) brother Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) to New York. "He'll be back for four more episodes as we wrap up the season," executive producer Rob Doherty tells TVGuide.com. "We are looking to build a Mycroft-centric story to finish out the season. We would include Rhys in four consecutive episodes and build something with him and Sherlock and Joan."

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But that doesn't mean Mycroft and Joan (Lucy Liu) will start up another fling, something that irked Sherlock when he discovered the truth about his partner and brother. "We touch on that a bit more," Doherty says. "For Sherlock, there's always a certain amount of discomfort when Mycroft is around because Mycroft is a window into Sherlock's past and Sherlock hates windows. The fact that Mycroft and Joan got chummy to the degree that they did is very disconcerting to him."

However, we will learn more about why Mycroft used his father's name in an attempt to get Sherlock to leave New York. "The very last time we saw Mycroft, we hinted at an agenda that may be less than wholesome," Doherty says. "We owe an explanation and have to flesh that out and let the audience in on what might be going on between him and Sherlock.

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But Doherty insists that, despite Mycroft's recent shadiness, Sherlock's father really is still in the picture. "Sherlock's dad is a real and separate entity who will come along when the time is right," he says. "Mycroft is not a stand in for dad. What we implied is that Mycroft is trying to take advantage of the weakened relationship between Sherlock and his dad to try to get Sherlock out of New York."

Are you excited to see more Mycroft on Elementary?

Elementary airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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