Season 2 Episode 14

Dead Clade Walking

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 30, 2014 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Title: A clade is a technical term for an evolutionary group of organisms that includes an ancestor and all of its descendants. The doomed organisms that survived the five greatest mass extinctions in Earth's history represent the last of their clades. Paleontologist David Jablonski called these organisms "Dead Clade Walking", in homage to the 1995 film Dead Man Walking, about a death-row inmate.

  • Quotes

    • Watson: Let's say this guy really did kill the Magpie. He has to know we're watching him, right? I mean, even if we use his social media to track down where he'll be today, you really think he's gonna throw away a tissue so we can get a DNA sample?
      Holmes: Well, he wouldn't if he was a competent criminal. But the good investigator never rules out the possibility that one's quarry is a fool.

    • Watson: Why is Gay asleep on our couch?
      Holmes: I worked her hard. Don't be territorial about your geologist, Watson. I was in need of one this evening.
      Watson: I'm guessing that's why you're blasting Marriage of Figaro at 4:00 in the morning. You don't even like opera.
      Holmes: No, of course I don't. All the tedious histrionics. I was using it to stay awake.

    • Holmes: Watson, I've just had an alarming conversation... (encounters with a stranger) I was expecting to find my housemate.
      Gay: No problem. I'm Gay.
      Holmes: I'm not.
      Gay: It's my name.
      Holmes: Yes, of course. I'm Sherlock.

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