Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • Notes

    • 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

  • Allusions