Season 1 Episode 9

You Do It To Yourself

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 06, 2012 on CBS
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    Elementary "You Do It to Yourself" Review: You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

    Revenge-suiciding is just so preposterously awful as a murder-mystery concept that this entire episode was a stretch, even if Watson was more involved in the proceedings.

  • Episode Summary

    The vicious murder of a college professor calls for Sherlock's deductive reasoning skills. A lover from the past asks for Watson's help.

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    • This show is getting stale.

      There is a huge difference between smart writing and pseudo-smart convolution.

      Something needs to change.
    • So-so but certainly on the up.

      I would just like to thank Lily Sparks for spoiling the episode with the first hyphenated word of her sub heading review at the top of this page.

    • Very interesting case!

      This was a great case to watch with unexpected results

      I could not predict the outcome of various elements of this case and that was nice as it made it instantly interesting.

      The case was very good, but I wasn't sure I liked Joan's additional storyline all that muich. If they develop it more, it could be good though.

      Very much a superb case and I look forward to more!moreless
    • Medical error

      It is very unlikely if not impossible to have uveal melanoma in both eyes!

      However the episode was nice ^^
    • You Do It To Yourself

      You Do It To Yourself was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Elementary and I really enjoyed watching. There was a lot of intriguing character development as Watson helps a former lover telling Sherlock it's a former client. Also Sherlock fights a cold while investigating an interesting case. The action scenes of the crime were engaging and awesome. It was fun watching the investigation and eventually learning the twisted truth. I liked how every thing played out and the ending was touching as Sherlock sat with Watson. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!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

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Holmes: Ugh, what-what is that? I asked for coffee.
        Watson: Well, you asked for coffee, but you got tea.
        Holmes: No, I'm British, this is not tea.
        Watson: There's some traditional Chinese herbs in there. I poked around the stalls in Chinatown while I was waiting for you. I found the ingredients for the same tea my mom used to make me when I was sick.
        Holmes: Well, all due respect to your mother, I would prefer something proven by a scientific method.
        Watson: The herbs in that tea have been proven scientifically to inhibit the movement of neutrophils, improve the function of protective cilia, and contribute to longer-lasting, more vasodilated erections.
        Holmes: By your mother?
        Watson: Just shut up and drink it.

      • Holmes: No shell casings, no skull fragments, no gray matter. He was killed elsewhere, and then dumped here.
        Bell: Yeah, tell me something I don't know.
        Holmes: A pig's orgasm lasts up to 30 minutes.

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