The Leviathan

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 12/13/12
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  • Episode Description
  • When a bank vault that is supposed to be impenetrable is breached, Sherlock is asked to investigate. Sherlock meets Watson's family and, much to her delight, stands up for her decision to become a sober companion.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Craig Sweeny

  • Corinne Brinkerhoff

  • Peter Werner

  • Jonny Lee Miller

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Lucy Liu

    Dr. Joan Watson

  • Photos (6)
  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • There is Hope.

    By MarkNash1, Oct 05, 2013

  • Very good!

    By amazing_race, Apr 14, 2013

  • The Leviathan

    By TrueTvWatcher, Feb 10, 2013

  • I've been hired to get into the Leviathon! You didn't think I could get into your phone?

    By mnementh01, Dec 15, 2012

  • The Leviathan

    By tmg, Dec 15, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Watson: So that means you still might be the smartest person in the world.
      Holmes: I would never suggest that.
      Watson: Really? I think that's the first time I've ever heard you say anything remotely modest.
      Holmes: It's not modesty. There's just no reliable way to test the hypothesis.

    • Holmes: Hard to picture what she does, isn't it? Sober companion. When I first heard that term, I couldn't imagine what it entailed, and I'm an addict. She practices quite a unique specialty, your daughter. She rebuilds lives from the ground up. You can measure her success in careers restored. In my case, criminals caught and in lives saved.
      Mrs. Watson: Interesting. Never thought of it like that.
      Holmes: Of course you haven't. You've raised a modest daughter. She would never say such a thing.

    • Watson: I put a lock code on here to prevent you from sending out texts.
      Holmes: I was hired to breach The Leviathan. Do you think I wouldn't be able to get into your phone?

    • Erlich: If you know our work, you know that we introduced a new flagship product in 2009. The Leviathan.
      Holmes: Yes. The safe that you marketed as impregnable. Did you people learn nothing from the Titanic?

    • Holmes: When you've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.
      Watson: And what's impossible here is that you couldn't break into the safe, but someone else could. In other worlds, you are the smartest man in the world.

    Notes (2)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 13, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: December 18, 2012 on Sky Living
      The Netherlands: February 19, 2013 on SBS6
      Czech Republic: March 12, 2013 on AXN
      Germany: March 14, 2013 on SAT 1
      Belgium: March 24, 2013 on VIER

    Trivia (1)

    • 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.

    Allusions (1)

    • 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.

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    • yuetmuir Dec 14, 2012

      Does anyone know the name of the piece of music sherlock plays on the piano in this episode ?

    • noname_1 Dec 19, 2012

      "Of Foreign Lands and People" by Robert Schumann.

    • sibimathewvar Dec 14, 2012

      Anyone else noticed the coffee order goof-up?

      Spoiler Alert: When Holmes shows Watson the Hand written order (Exhibit C from the trial which was used to prove the original 4 thieves were working together) - the names that were shown are of the Jury Members/copycat thieves

      Original Thieves
      Charles Briggs
      Vance Paulson
      Carter Averill
      David Retts

      Jeremy Lopez
      Amelie Widomski/Batonvert
      Justin Guthrie
      Alex Wilson

      Not sure how they made such a big goof-up considering it is SHERLOCK HOLMES!!!!

    • mattgus Dec 14, 2012

      love his interest in the twins,even if it is somewhat more clinical and acedemic than usual. good thing it was not quite as obsessive as the bank vault. but i imagine the twins were more forthcoming...