Elementary

Solve for X

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 10/3/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a well-respected mathematician and look into the guarded equation he was trying to decipher. Watson is at a loss when a former patient's son asks her for a loan.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeffrey Paul King

  • Jerry Levine

  • Jonny Lee Miller

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Lucy Liu

    Dr. Joan Watson

  • Jon Michael Hill

    Detective Marcus Bell

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Numb3rs meets Elementary

    By mst3kr, Oct 27, 2013

  • Pretty good.

    By amazing_race, Oct 07, 2013

  • Education

    By AriSky, Oct 04, 2013

  • Elementary.

    By Dec1964, Oct 04, 2013

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  • Quotes (2)

    • Holmes: You know, I-I'd quite like to go with you next time. To the cemetery. Obviously, the mistake that you made, it, uh, changed the course of your life. The man seems to have left quite an impression, as well. I'd just like to pay my respects.
      Watson: I'd like that.

    • Holmes: You don't think it the least bit coincidental that both you and young Mr. Castoro decided to visit the cemetery the day after his father's birthday?
      Watson: Yes. Of course I do.
      Holmes: But you still want to give him the money.
      Watson: It's complicated. You don't know him.
      Holmes: I also know, as does he, that you blame yourself for the man's death.
      Watson: Because it was my fault.
      Holmes: It was an accident. And as loathe as I am to admit it, accidents happen. Joey's goodwill obviously means a great deal to you. But the fact that he has on more than one occasion attached a dollar figure reveals his character. Or at least it does to me. I'm an expert on poisons, Watson. I know virtually everything there is to know about them. But I've come to learn over the last few years that there is nothing on this planet quite so toxic as guilt.

    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Lightning Rod" by Erin Doherty
      "Guitar Between Us" by Chloe Kat
      "Sea of Air" by Portugal the Man (last scene)

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

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    • Mojo42x Oct 04, 2013

      OK, so I'm only a minute or so into the episode, but is it just me or is the mugger/shooting victim @ the beginning of the episode the worst actor on TV in a while?

    • cuculhain Oct 04, 2013

      is Lucy Liu pregnant, because last year she was all spandex running pants and tight skirts, and now they seem to be doing the whole "hide behind chairs and really loose shirts " thing?? On a personal note, I don't care one way or the other. But I have to think Sherlock Holmes might deduce it on his own at some point.