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  • Elementary is a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Jonny Lee Miller

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Lucy Liu

    Dr. Joan Watson

  • Aidan Quinn

    Captain Tobias Gregson

  • Jon Michael Hill

    Detective Marcus Bell

  • John Noble

    Morland Holmes

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  • Quotes (114)

    • Watson: It's so incredible, the way that you can, solve people just by looking at them. I noticed you don't have any mirrors around here.
      Holmes: And what's that supposed to mean?
      Watson: It means I think you know a lost cause when you see one.

    • Holmes: Tell me, how do clients typically introduce you?
      Watson: What do you mean?
      Holmes: I-I mean I find it hard to believe they'd actually tell someone they've been assigned a glorified helper monkey.
      Watson: Helper monkey? Well, you and I have what's known as companion/client confidentiality, which means that you can introduce me however you like. Friend, coworker, relative, and I'll play along. But to be honest, most clients just call me their companion.
      Holmes: Hmm. (continues with an introduction to Captain Gregson as "my personal valet")

    • Holmes: Sometimes I hate it when I'm right.

    • Watson: Invading my privacy, not okay.
      Holmes: Said the walking, talking professional invasion of privacy.

    • Holmes: I smell the same deodorant I smelled at the first scene.
      Bell: So we know what our killer smells like. Too bad we can't put out an APB on an armpit.

    • Holmes: (about a branch on a vine) That's freshly broken. By the girl, presumably, grabbing for a handhold.
      Bell: That's good. She's a fighter.
      Holmes: If little girls could actually win fights against grown men, then, yeah, it would be a cause for great optimism.

    • Watson: I thought we both agreed that a little exercise would be a good addition to your sobriety regimen.
      Holmes: For future reference, when I say that I agree with you, it means I'm not listening.

    • Holmes: It has its costs.
      Watson: What does?
      Holmes: Learning to see the puzzle in everything. They're everywhere. Once you start looking, it's impossible to stop. It just so happens that people, and all the deceits and delusions that inform everything they do, tend to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don't always appreciate being seen as such.
      Watson: Seems like a lonely way to live.
      Holmes: As I said, it has its costs.

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    Notes (137)

    • This episode averaged 13.3 million viewers for Live+Same Day DVR viewings (during the same broadcast day as the original telecast).

    • Special billing was given to Aidan Quinn (and) for this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Young Blood" by The Naked and Famous (opening sequence while Lucy Liu is jogging in the park)
      "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello (end scenes)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 27, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: October 23, 2012 on Sky Living
      Czech Republic: November 13, 2012 on AXN
      Germany: January 10, 2013 on Sat.1
      Belgium: January 20, 2013 on VIER
      Australia: February 03, 2013 on Ten
      New Zealand: February 27, 2013 on Prime

    • Special billing was given to Aidan Quinn (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 4, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: October 30, 2012 on Sky Living
      Czech Republic: November 20, 2012 on AXN
      Germany: January 17, 2013 on Sat.1
      Australia: February 10, 2013 on Ten
      Belgium: January 27, 2013 on VIER

    • Featured Music "Outta My System" by My Morning Jacket (closing scene)

    • Special billing was given to Aidan Quinn (and) for this episode.

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    Trivia (12)

    • The violin piece that Sherlock Holmes plays at the end of the episode is Bach's Partita no. 2 in D minor.

    • When Holmes confronts Dr. Baldwin, he shows him the copy Danilo Gura took with his cell phone of Samantha Cropsey's final pathologic diagnosis with Baldwin's signature. The QR code in the photo contains contact info for Kelly Goto of gotomedia LLC, rather than that of the patient on the document. Kelly Goto is a principal and design ethnographer of gotomedia LLC who developed a fresh look and feel for the design palette of the CBScorp website. The QR code is readable with a smartphone while watching the episode in HD.

    • Goof: In the victim's apartment, the camera focuses in on bare hands playing the piano. When the camera pans around the room, Sherlock can be seen at the piano playing. When he stops playing and looks up, he points out the blood evidence with a gloved hand. As he walks away from the piano, you can see that he is wearing gloves on both hands.

    • M: (to Holmes while being interrogated) He sends me coded messages on me cell phone. If M had only just come from England and is talking to another Englishman (Holmes) then he mostly likely would have used the term "mobile" as it is called in the United Kingdom and not "cell phone".

    • Sherlock makes a reference to M's vintage driving gloves not being as expensive as his John Varvatos shoes. John Varvatos is an American contemporary high fashion menswear designer.

    • Watson's e-mail from Sherlock's father in Britain states "... you may expect your final check presently". Since the 19th century, the spelling "cheque" has been standard for the financial instrument in the Commonwealth of Nations while "check" is used for its other meanings (test, make sure, safeguard, inspection, curb, bill, etc.). In America, the spelling for all meanings is "check". Sherlock's father would most likely have used the spelling "cheque".

    • Holmes says he bribed a chef for a room key with some rare "Swedish moose cheese". ┬áThis cheese is produced by Moose House, a 59-acre moose dairy farm in Bjursholm, in northern Sweden. The cheese comes from the milk of three moose cows, named Gullan, Haelga, and Juna. It sells for $500 a pound sold mostly to upscale hotels and restaurants in Sweden.

    • The Latin inscription in the morgue "Taceant colloquia. Effugiat risus. Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae." means "Let idle talk be silenced. Let laughter be banished. Here is the place where Death delights to succor life."

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    Allusions (5)

    • The security company that hires Sherlock is called Casterly Rock Security. Casterly Rock is the name of the home of the Lannister family in George R. R. Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (August 1996 - present) and its television adaptation, Game of Thrones. Casterly Rock is described as being impregnable, rather like the Leviathan vault in this episode that the Casterly Rock Security company developed.

    • When Sherlock is sharing at the group meeting, he tells a story of a past case involving a mongoose and a Colonel who he thought was murdered but had really died of a heart attack. This is from the short story "The Crooked Man" published in 1893 as part of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    • Allistair: At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, he is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on. This is part of a line spoken by the character Vladimir from Act II of Waiting for Godot, a play published by Irishman Samuel Beckett in 1949 in which two characters are waiting for someone who never comes. Beckett first wrote the play in French and then later translated it to English.

    • Mycroft: (remembering something he overheard Holmes say to their father) He has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions. He would rather be considered wrong than go to the trouble of proving himself right.

      This is a quote from the story The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published 1893 in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
      In the book, Sherlock Holmes is speaking to Dr. Watson about his brother Mycroft, who he believes is his superior in observation and deduction but is too lazy to use them properly.

    • Watson: Yeah, fluent in three dozen languages but the man has never seen Say Anything.
      Say Anything is a 1989 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney.

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