Season 1 Episode 12


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 10, 2013 on CBS
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    Elementary "M." Review: Now We're Getting Somewhere!

    This episode was genuinely engrossing, laid down a promising foundation for the rest of the series, and at long last proved to us that Watson wants to be here.

  • Episode Summary

    A British criminal with strong ties to Sherlock's past has shown up in New York. Watson isn't sure about whether to take on a new client.

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    • Britishisms!

      Maybe it's watching Vinnie Jones' attempts at acting or all the Britishisms (well football talk and bollocks) but this was a tolerable episode.

      Again nothing clever happens or is said. It had nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes other than some name dropping. Oh and Holmes has homicidal tendencies and stabs people as an acceptable form of justice. Doyle is revolving in his box right about now.

    • Fantastic episode! But Sherlock has awful taste inn football teams.

      This episode was just superb! The case was so interesting and so personal! This was just great! So muhc was revealed!

      Well I like the bad guy since he was an Arsenal fan. Sherlock needs to get a better taste, kthx.

      Other than that, nothing I can criticise about this episode! Perfect entertainment!
    • Interesting

      More information on Sherlock = Things are starting to get a little more interesting.
    • M. came with interesting revelations!

      M. was an extremely entertaining and very intriguing episode of Elementary. I really enjoyed watching because Sherlock's past caught up with him and it was interesting to learn more about what had happened. I also enjoyed the conflict that Joan was facing with her eminent departure. There staying revelations about Sherlock. There where some truly scary moments thinking about the situations presented. I liked how everything played out and I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Absolutely Brilliant

      One of the best hours of TV I have watched in a long time. Edge of your seat excitement and superb acting. Just a wonderfully entertaining episode. This show just keeps getting better and better.
    Jonny Lee Miller

    Jonny Lee Miller

    Sherlock Holmes

    Lucy Liu

    Lucy Liu

    Dr. Joan Watson

    Aidan Quinn

    Aidan Quinn

    Captain Tobias Gregson

    Jon Michael Hill

    Jon Michael Hill

    Detective Marcus Bell

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • 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".

    • QUOTES (2)

      • M: You're a rare thing in this world Holmes. You're an honorable man.
        Holmes: A famous statistician once stated that while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do. But you can, with precision, say what an average man will do. Individuals vary, percentages remain constant. So says the statistician. I am not an average man.

      • Watson: What are bees doing in here?
        Holmes: Buzzing.
        Watson: No. I mean, why aren't they on the roof with the others?
        Holmes: I'm seeing how the indoor temperature suits them. Our six weeks together are very nearly up, Watson. In a matter of days, your room will be vacant. I'm very seriously considering turning it into one large apiary. Finally the space will serve a purpose.
        Watson: Oh, you say the nicest things.

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