Season 1 Episode 14

The Deductionist

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While trying to predict the next move of erratic criminal Martin Ennis, Sherlock is forced to work with an FBI profiler. The same profiler who wrote an acclaimed book about the notorious criminal. Elsewhere, Watson faces eviction from her apartment.

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  • Return to Oz.

    Nice to see Tim from OZ still gets work but otherwise watch any episode of Breakout Kings for example of how an exciting breakout plot should be done, it's not even a great show but still more original than this.
  • The Deductionist

    This was one of the best episodes so far. Seriously, the last episodes were very good and I'm loving this show more and more. Drummond is now one of my favorite character, she was annoying in my point of view, but I like that she wrote about Sherlock. The Deductionist, that definetely fits.

    The case was interesting. I never imagined that Ennis' sister would try to kill Drummond, but you can understand why they wanted to do that. Drummond was a jerk, but at least she apologized (that didn't help though).

    Also, the ending of this episode was hilarious. *thumbs up*

    I enjoyed The Deductionist. Definitely.moreless
  • The Deductionist

    The Deductionist was a spectacular episode of Elementary. I really enjoyed watching because a profiler from the FBI and Sherlock's past came to help solve a case. It was intriguing to learn more about what had happened between them. It was humorous to see what Joan had to deal with in regards to her apartment. The story was well written and very engaging. It was awesome watching Sherlock test Ennis in order to prove something to himself. I like how everything played out and I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • With a Bow

    That was a neat little episode. I enjoyed the inclusion of new faces (and while I'm sure she won't, I'd like to see Drummond again) and the subplot of Watson's apartment. The bit about her being Sherlock's friend felt a little forced for her character, but it fit and it's paving the way for the direction the series will be going with their relationship. It was engaging and contained and finally felt more about the main characters than the case of the week, which I think has been much of my problem with the show up until now.

    And gifts with bows! I really want to know what happened to her toothbrush.moreless
  • Brutal serial killer Martin Ennis escapes. Holmes is forced to work with a lauded FBI profiler with ties to his past to help recapture Ennis.

    "The Deductionist" is the best episode of the season up to this point. It certainly had a very clever opening scene. It certainly had me fooled. I had no idea how it would turn out. I actually had a good laugh when Holmes asked if he could keep the handcuffs. There was a small bit of predictability however. It could not be more obvious that Ennis would escape the operating room and leave a trail of dead bodies in his wake. However this flaw was made up for ten times over. The climax where Holmes confronts Ennis face to face was nothing short of fantastic. What I also like is that Holmes was wrong in a few aspects of the investigation. I like that this episode shows the old saying that nobody's perfect. It helps make "The Deductionist" great and "Elementary" one of the best new shows of the season.moreless
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

Kari Matchett

Kari Matchett

Kathryn Drummond

Guest Star

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Martin Ennis

Guest Star

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson

Bruce Kushner

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Watson: (to Holmes, about Agent Drummond) She predicted your drug problem. So what? You got clean. You picked up your career right where you left off. And you even made a friend, something that Kathryn claimed in her article was virtually impossible. Me. I'm talking about me. Look, my point is that, the only thing that anyone can predict about people with 100 percent certainty is that they'll change. And anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.

    • Ennis: You want me to stop doing what I'm doing, Captain Gregson of the NYPD? All you have to do is give me Kathryn Drummond.
      Holmes: I think his demands are quite reasonable.

    • Holmes: (sees Drummond) Oh, speaking of vermin.
      Watson: What is it with you and that woman? It's obviously more than just hating profilers.
      Holmes: If you're asking if we had sex, the answer is yes, obviously.
      Watson: Oh, so she's an ex?
      Holmes: More like a C, C-plus at best. We had an arrangement while she was in London, similar to the arrangement I have with other women here in New York. We performed the act of love loudly and repeatedly, without any actual love, or even any like. I would describe it as an act of self-love were it not for the fact that she was technically present.
      Watson: I get it.

    • Watson: (about Agent Drummond) You know her?
      Holmes: We worked together when an American serial killer came to London. She's a buffoon. All profilers are. They're snake oil salesmen who cast maladjusted closet cases as criminal geniuses in the media. The profilers, in turn, can be super-geniuses when the killers are caught.
      Watson: Isn't profiling part of what you do?
      Holmes: I deduce. Enormous difference.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Bom Bom (Radio Edit)" by Sam and the Womp (opening scenes)
      "Hand of Doom (Live)" by Black Sabbath (Ennis, under guard, being unloaded at hospital for surgery)
      "Square Circles" by Moon Taxi featuring Matisyahu (end scene)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 3, 2013 on Global
      Czech Republic: April 9, 2013 on AXN
      Sweden: September 16, 2013 on TV4