A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering addict who meets Joan Watson (Lucy Lui) as his 'sober companion'. Initially their relationship is strictly professional, and somewhat frosty, but they grow to understand and work with one another, eventually forming a friendship and partnership. Together they assist Captain Gregson and Detective Bell of the NYPD, where Holmes' observational abilities and deductive talent unravel a series of complicated cases.
Alongside his police work, Sherlock struggles with a past he left behind in London involving an ex-girlfriend Irene Adler, a 'nemesis' in Moriarty, and an absent father.
27 Sep 2012Description ▼
"Elementary" - "Pilot" - Sept. 27, 2012
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective rises again in this new CBS crime procedural.
Before anything else happens we see a crime in slow motion: A glass drops and shatters, a red haired woman is pursued through a house, up the stairs, and into a bedroom. On the bed she struggles to reach for something behind the lamp.
In the first episode we meet Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller.)
He is fresh out of rehab and all tatted up. He has been given an ultimatum by his wealthy father: stay sober and he can stay in the rundown--but still fabulous-- brownstone in NYC that his father owns. (It is one of many and not the best but still, a fabulous brownstone.)
His father has hired him a sober companion named Joan Watson. She is a whipsmart former surgeon, who, we learn through Holmes' deductions and Google skills, lost a patient and subseqently her license.
Even though she is played by the lovely Lucy Liu, Holmes, quirky to say the least, wants no part of this sober companionship. When she first arrives he is watching a whole bunch of televisions in his house and he stops her dead in her tracks with a monologue about true love at first sight. He then clicks one of the paused TVs and reveals he has just memorized a schmaltzy monologue from a soap. She's so flustered she drops her purse, which will be important later.
She says his dad hired her and where he goes she goes and he can introduce however he wants to protect his sobriety anonymity. So off they go, naturally, to a crime scene where he introduces her to police captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) as his "valet." Gregson explains to Watson that when he was in London doing some post-9/11 stuff Holmes was helping Scotland Yard as a consultant and his sleuthing skills blew him away. Now that Holmes is in NYC they plan to use his services.
The case is of a missing woman. Her husband reported her missing. It looks like the door was kicked in, there are glass shards in the kitchen, and there was a struggle in the bedroom. This is the home of the red-haired woman. Holmes deduces she knew her attacker because there were two broken glasses-- something overlooked by the police-- and the blood in the footprint on the door was left after by someone who wanted to look like it was busted down. Holmes also figures out that there was a panic room in the house. He finds the button behind the lamp and it reveals the red-haired woman lying in a pool of blood, dead on the floor. The husband, apparently, didn't know about the panic room.
The husband, of course, is questioned at first but his feet are too small for the footprint and his hand too small to have left the choking marks around his wife's neck. (A fact confirmed by former doctor Watson in a show of observation that Holmes clearly appreciates.)
Together the pair chase down more leads and come upon a flower delivery man who they think might be a serial killer attracted to red-haired women. Once it looks like they've got it all sewn up, the flower guy turns up dead of an apparent suicide and his cell phone missing. We get a look at his house, including a washer-dryer that is turned over with clothes spilling out of it and a glance at his pantry which includes a bag of rice on the door.
The cops still think they have their guy but it's not sitting right with Holmes. The flower guy had been going to see a psychiatrist and recording his sessions. Then his shrink died and there is no record of seeing another doctor even though it was clear the flower guy was very disturbed. Holmes begins to suspect the husband again because he is also a psychiatrist and the flower guy was obsessed with redheads. He notices that the wife had once been a pretty blonde with a mole but when she died she was a flaming redhead who had extensive plastic surgery.
Meanwhile, Holmes is trying to put off Watson, dimestore psychoanalyzing her past, unplugging her alarm clocks, and basically saying he will pay her to go away. He pisses her off so much at one point that she leaves to go to an opera she bought tickets for them for. Holmes full of new revelations shows up, is generally a loud pain in the ass, and convinces her to leave to go work on the case.
Holmes and Watson confront the husband again and Holmes lays out his theory that he wanted to off his very wealthy wife but couldn't do it himself. He had been treating flower guy who was obsessed with redheads and violent. So he started making his wife get plastic surgery and dye her hair. He started ordering flowers for her every week so the flower guy would see her and become obsessed. Instead of prescribing sedatives he gave him steroids to agitate him. He basically made the guy into a loaded weapon until he killed his wife. The smug doctor basically admits this is true but knows Holmes has no evidence so he blows him off. Holmes promptly gets into Watson's car and rams the doctor's fancy sports car and is arrested.
When Watson comes to see him in jail he apologizes for wrecking her car and generally being an ass. She asks him what happened in London that sent him to rehab. He answers that it's a false premise that if she knows something personal about him that they will be closer. She notes that he has very few mirrors in his house, this is because she thinks he knows a lost cause when he sees one.
The next day they confront the doctor in Gregson's office. Holmes breaks it down: when he saw the overturned washer and noticed the missing cell phone he realized what happened. And when Watson noticed the bag of rice in his pantry, even though she saw in his medical records that he was allergic to rice she helped put two and two together. The flower guy accidentally washed his cell phone, ruining it. In a rage he overturned the washer. He then went to the store and bought some rice: rice can act as a dessicant and save waterlogged electronics. Holmes produces the phone and hits a button: out comes the sound of a therapy session that flower guy recorded with the smug doctor as his shrink. Bullseye.
Later, back at the brownstone Holmes and Watson are planning to go to dinner but Watson wants to finish watching the Mets game. Holmes successfully predicts how the last three at bats are going to go and how the game will end with a double play and says he'll wait for her downstairs. The game then ends precisely this way much to Watson's aggravation. They head out to dinner.
2While You Were Sleeping
04 Oct 2012Description ▼
"Elementary" - "While You Were Sleeping" - Oct. 4, 2012
We open on Holmes and Watson at an AA-type meeting with a man sharing. When Watson notices Holmes zoned out she touches his shoulder and he jumps up shouting "Amigdyla!"
Turns out he's not into the whole 12 step thing, or really anything crowding his brain he doesn't deem "necessary" information so he puts himself in a trance when confronted with the unnecessary. He does this by internally chanting a mantra: amigdyla.
They get a call from Gregson and head to the crime scene. A man has been shot in the head in an apartment building. He's cop's brother so they have their best people on it inlcuding a young detective named Bell. They believe it was a robbery homicide. But with a few quick glances Holmes deduces it was a robbery AND homicide committed by two different people.
He figures the robbery was done by a strong man because he notices a piece of furniture missing. He pins it quickly on the neighbor who called 911. The shooter on the other hand is still unknown but Holmes, after sniffing a chair in the dead man's apartment, realizes it was a woman based on the remnant fragrances of her deodorant.
Back at the precinct house Bell is trying to get the neighbor to cop to the murder but he won't. And of course it's because he isn't the shooter as Holmes points out again to Gregson. He gets heated and Watson sends him to get some chips. She asks Gregson if he was like this before in London. Gregson says he was a pain in the ass but really good. He also notes that Holmes called him recently to get back to work, saying he was calling from Heathrow. Watson notes this.
Bell joins them and Holmes argues that a sketch artist should be brought in since the neighbor says he passed a woman on the stairs. Bell protests saying the neighbor overheard "Harry Potter" mention a woman and made it up. Gregson asks for one anyway saying Holmes might be wrong but he wants to check it out.
On their way out Watson says she's meeting a friend and Holmes deduces it's a male friend that is probably an ex that she might sleep with. He tells her she should since it will improve her mood.
Turns out Holmes was right as Watson meets with her ex, Ty, an assistant district attorney. He misses her and worries about her babysitting drug addicts and says if she's doing it as penance for losing a patient, she shouldn't. She says she does it because she's good at it. He notes her parents have reached out said she isn't returning their calls. She says she doesn't want to be lectured all the time.
The next morning Holmes notices on the autopsy that the dead guy had a special genetic condition that clouded his cornea. Watson wonders why it's relevant and Holmes says why not?
Bell calls them to a hospital. He has found the woman from the sketch. Unfortunately, she's been in a coma for three days having tried to commit suicide so she couldn't have killed the dead guy. Bell thanks Holmes for his help and says he'll take it from here.
Watson and Holmes stay behind to make sure the woman isn't faking. She isn't. But Holmes deduces that she has a twin thanks to the inscription on a book by her bed. They track down the twin but it's a dead end because she's fraternal.
Later at home, as Holmes practices lock picking, Watson unearths an old violin and encourage him to play as a form of therapy. He doesn't want to. She gets a call from Ty, as she answers, Holmes puts the violin in a trash can and sets it on fire. Watson, alarmed, throws a blanket over it but her ex is confused.
Holmes gets a call from Gregson and they head to another scene. A woman shot in the head with the same gun, by a seated shooter wearing the same deodorant. They also notice she has the same genetic corneal issue. Through DNA they figure out the first dead guy and the woman were half siblings with the same father. They didn't know each other and their families didn't know about them. The mom is dead and the families aren't helping.
Holmes, Watson, Bell and Gregson run down an investigator who was following the girl. Turns out Gregson knows him from their old days in the department. He says he can't tell them anything because it's to do with a case. Holmes pulls the guy out of the room and says he can tell he's been taking methamphetamines to stay awake and that his stash is nearby so unless he wants to get busted by the police he better help. The guy decides to simple "leave this file" on his desk and go to the bathroom.
Holmes and the gang head back to the fraternal twin who hired the lawyers to investigate the victims. Turns out the victims were sired out of wedlock by the twin's dad and stood to inherit a fortune. Holmes figured the sisters had them investigated to figure out how to kill them. The woman says they only wanted to find out what kind of people they were but before she and her sister could decide what to do her sister tried to commit suicide. Holmes implies that she tried to kill her sister to get even more of the inheritance. She slaps him and says she'd never hurt her sister. Bell and Gregson take her away but Holmes asks one more question: why go to all the trouble of dressing up like her sister, wig, deodorant, make-up to commit the crimes? She says he's insane.
Later as they return Ty is waiting for them with a bottle of wine in hand saying Watson emailed him to come to the house for a dinner party. She shoos him off. Holmes hacked her email. He throws back in her face what she said about opening up to each other. He tells her smirkingly they don't have to be friends, they just have to get through the next five weeks and go their separate ways.
Watson drags Holmes to another meeting. But this time he listens, and as a woman shares about having an affair with a married doctor and using him to get drugs Holmes has an epiphany. He charges out and Watson wants to know what's up. He says there isn't time. She says maybe they won't be friends but they need to trust each other so he has to let her in a bit.
They go to coma twin's hospital room and the other twin is reading to her. Watson calls the sentient twin a murderer and claims there is a third half sibling she didn't know about but that he will be protecting her himself at the address that he gives with her name. He then pushes Bell, who arrests him.
We cut to the address Holmes gave and a woman returning home. Someone else follows behind her into the house. As she's about to attack the police swoop in. It was all a trap of course. But the twist is it's coma sister holding the gun.
At the precinct Holmes explains that he realized coma sister enlisted her doctor for help. When they learned of the other heirs and her sister wanted to share, the doctor and coma sister came up with this elaborate plan: suicide attempt, coma to cover their tracks. He kept her in a medically induced coma when he wasn't around to fool everyone and woke her up to commit the murders. When sentient sister wants to still help coma sister even though she's a murderer Holmes points out an important detail: why was coma sister still in a coma? She had killed all the heirs they knew about. Ah; that's right, she was going to kill her own sister. Oh, snap.
Case closed, Bell offers sincere thanks and Gregson invites Holmes and Watson for a drink. He takes raincheck.
Back at the brownstone over take out, Watson points out that Holmes listening in the meeting actually helped crack the case. He grudgingly thanks her. She asks if he ever thinks what he's doing is a form of penance without even knowing it. He says you have to know it, otherwise it isn't penance.
Later that night, while Watson is in bed upstairs, Holmes unearths another violin and begins to play.
18 Oct 2012Description ▼
Brooklyn, 2005A young boy walks to school. A man who knows him pulls up beside him and offers him a ride. Adam gets in. The man leaves a bunch of balloons that say "thank you" for the boy's parents.
PresentWatson finds Holmes has been up all night going through his old serial killer case files, he's called "Balloon man."Holmes heard about another abduction on his police scanner last night and is waiting to be called in. His phone rings.
On the scene, he learns the perp forced the lock on the girl's bedroom window and took her, leaving balloons. Her dad was at a bodega getting wine and her mom was at an art gallery opening. Holmes notices freshly broken ivy, presumably by the girl, Marianna Castillo.
"That's good, she's a fighter," says Detective Bell."If little girls could actually win fights against grown men then, yea, it would be cause for great optimism," Holmes says.
Inside, Holmes is aghast to find her parents are about to do a live TV plea for their daughter. He paints the camera to stop it then explains that the children the killer kept alive the longest were directly correlated to their parents' media exposure. "The more interviews, the faster the children died," he says.
If they want their daughter back, they just have to listen to him, Holmes says.
Holmes goes through the parents' fridge and finds a bottle of wine. He confronts Mr. Castillo, knowing it wasn't labeled as bodegas do. There are two of many kitchen items and forwarded mail, so he thinks they split and got back together. There was also an incoming call from a Long Island number right before he left the house last night.
He confesses the coworker he had an affair with called, saying she was in the neighborhood. He went to the street to talk to her.
Holmes wants to talk to her, thinking she might have seen the suspect.
At the station, Captain Gregson talks to the mistress, Lori Thompson. Holmes informs Watson that in situations such as these that require his total concentration, she shouldn't talk to him unless he talks to her.Lori remembers a car running a stop sign and nearly hitting her.
Holmes deduces that the suspect got sloppy this time, usually he chloroforms his victims and Marianna was awake to break the ivy. He thinks it was because of the sirens. On the scanner, he heard a call right before the kidnapping of a domestic dispute two blocks away. Balloon Man must have thought the sirens were for him and sped off.
Lori saw the van, it was dark brown.
Holmes, Watson and Bell head to the neighborhood to look for more clues. As she worries that he hasn't eaten all day, he explains that talking about the case as she listens helps him draw connections he might not have otherwise.
He sees a car with multiple parking tickets, meaning it's been there for days. It's been sideswiped by a brown vehicle that was previously painted blue and white. He thinks it's a decommissioned NYPD van.
At the station, Holmes assures Watson her listening is a valuable service. For a while in London he talked only to a phrenology bust he kept in his study. He named him "Angus."
They get a hit on the BOLO for the van and find and follow it. The driver takes off and they give chase. The driver gets out and runs and Bell easily catches him. The van is empty.
The person Bell tackled is too young to be Balloon Man. Holmes recognizes a birthmark on his neck and realizes it's Balloon Man's first victim, Adam.
Back at the station, Adam isn't talking. They think he might have begun to sympathize with his captor. They wonder how much he might have helped Balloon Man with his killings.
Holmes asks for permission to talk to Adam.
He tells Adam he understands the man who took him also took care of him, taught him to drive and loved him. Sherlock tells him about being bulled in boarding school and how eventually he came to feel gratitude to his bully for paying attention to him, "in tormenting me, he was attempting to correct what I knew to be wrong with myself."He even covered for him.
He asks how Adam got a cut on his hand, he says it was from trying to open a window in his room.
Adam finally starts talking about how the man cares for him, evening bringing him donuts every morning. Gregson interrupts the interview, Adam's parents called a lawyer for him.
Adam's parents know the police suspect him. They're trying to get him immunity with the DA.
Holmes pulls Gregson aside and suggests that from what Adam said he now knows Balloon Man works nights.Holmes goes home with his old case files, determined to stay up all night. Waston offers to help. She shows him a squat exercise to help him stay awake.
In the morning, Holmes wakes Watson up. The early victims had all had their houses fumigated, but when the FBI checked into the employees, none were suspicious. Holmes thinks Balloon Man changed jobs. Recent victim's families or neighbors all had subscriptions to the same business newspaper.
He gets the delivery man's name from the company. Samuel Abbott.
Holmes and Watson wait in the van as teams bust into Abbott's apartment. It's totally empty, without furniture.But there's a bunch of balloon for the police that say "Congrats!"There's a flash drive attached.It has a recorded message from Abbott, confessing to killing six people and saying if he doesn't get his "son" Adam back by tomorrow, he'll kill Marianna.
Gregson catches the Castillos up on things. Mrs. Castillo asks Adam, who is 19, what he wants. Holmes points out that abuse victims are sometimes protective of their abusers, but it doesn't mean they should be reunited with them.
Gregson tells Holmes that no one with the NYPD can talk to Adam. Holmes asks where he is.
Waiting for Adam, Holmes thanks Watson for being willing to put up with a "difficult person with a difficult process for the greater good." He says he may even listen to her again in the future.
Holmes talks to Adam again. Adam calls Abbott his "dad." Holmes knows Adam loved him, but he didn't love when he did. Adam is confused and doesn't know what to do.
He asks Holmes if he signs the deal, will it make up for the things he's did. Holmes says no, he can never get their blood off his hands. "But that doesn't mean you should try," he says.
Adam agrees to sign the paper and tell them where they live.
They bust in on Abbott at the table making a sandwich for Mariana. He grabs her when they bust in, threatening to shoot her. Instead, he tells them to tell Adam he's sorry. Then he shoots himself in the head.
Later, Holmes stands over his dead body. He's more feeble than Holmes expected, and wearing a back brace after multiple surgeries. He would have needed Adam to help him get around.
There's a dingy twin mattress on the floor and a real bed in the bedroom.Holmes hears a whistling noise and finds a broken window in the bedroom. He snaps a picture of a hair on the bed.
Then he announces Samuel Abbott is not the Balloon Man.
Holmes waits for Adam in his bedroom, he snuck in through the window. He reminds Adam that he said he cut himself on the window in his bedroom. He knows the bedroom with the lamps, mattress and TV was Adam's room, Samuel slept on the dingy twin mattress. He confirmed it by matching the hairs on each.
"You occupied the master bedroom because you were the master," Holmes says."You tricked me, Adam, which doesn't happen very often. I thought you were a dullard. You're actually quite brilliant. It must take a huge intellect for a boy to turn the tables on the man who abducted him," Holmes says."You have no idea," Adam says smugly. Holmes asks whose idea it was to take more children. "I'd just turned 14, I was lonely," Adam says."No, what you wanted was to make someone else the victim, hurt them like you'd been hurt," Holmes says.
Adam remembers seeing his parents on TV at least once a day after he was abducted. He enjoyed it. Turning the tables on Abbott was easy, given his low IQ.The trade for Marianna was Adam's contingency plan in case he got caught. He knew the police would offer him immunity.
"Are you here to kill me, Mr. Holmes? Because I have to admit I find the possibility very exciting," Adam says.He announces he's going to brush his teeth and doesn't expect to see Holmes when he returns. He's thinking of leaving town soon.
Back at his house, Holmes throws knives at Adam's immunity deal, which spares him from prosecution for any crimes committed "in consort" with Samuel Abbott."I handed a psychopath a get-out-of-jail free card," he says.
Watson suggests Holmes try more squats instead of throwing knives, but he did too many and his back hurts. He has a back pain epiphany.
Holmes goes to find Adam in a park, watching a family with a young child. He asks about his fifth victim, Billy. They just ran the DNA under Billy's fingernails and it wasn't Abbott's. Holmes mentions the date of the abduction, the same time Abbott was in traction in the hospital for his back surgery. The deal only covers murders committed with Abbott.
"It was only one murder, and Samuel abused me. I'll be out soon," Adam says as police cars pull up for him.
Back home, Watson closes the blinds saying it's time for Holmes to sleep. He thinks he'll see everything with a new light on his solving high. "I'm going to solve three cases by nightfall," he boasts.Watson steeps tea. When she turns around, Holmes is asleep on the floor.
4The Rat Race
25 Oct 2012Description ▼
"Elementary" - "Rat Race" - Oct. 25, 2012
We open on Watson frantically telling Capt. Gregson that she hasn't heard from Holmes in three hours. As a cop, he is not alarmed by this of course. She finally spills and tells him that she's not his assistant/valet/lover, she's his sober companion and they're supposed to check in at least every three hours and she's afraid he's relapsed.
We cut to a tight shot of Sherlock, looking like he's nodding off in a drug haze. The camera pulls back and reveals, however, he is waking up in a daze after being abducted since his hands and feet are bound.
We flash back to two days earlier. Watson is out for coffee with a friend when her buddy unleashes an ambush blind date on her. The guy Watson's friend told to meet her is also surprised it's a blind date but they both gamely try to go along with it. While he goes to get his drink Watson puts her hair up in a ponytail and gets a text from Holmes. He needs her.
She heads back to the house and he deduces she met a dude she liked because she put her hair up, which he knows she thinks looks prettier.(He thinks she's wrong.) But no time for that. Gregson has recommended him as a private investigator to a big deal Wall Street financial firm. The firm has a missing employee. The guy hasn't been missing long enough for the police to get involved but they want help.
Holmes throws on a dingy sweater, not kowtowing to the Wall St. lie of fine suits making the man in them any more fine inside, and they head out to meet the board.
The CEO is unimpressed with the look of Sherlock and is dubious about hiring him. After embarrrassing members of the board with naughty deductions about them, the CEO finally gives in.
First stop is the missing employee's office. Holmes notices lots of fancy books whose spines have never been cracked on his shelves. One has. He pulls the book out and inside finds a fancy brochure for fancy prostitutes. They track down the "executive private accountant" who helps the employee handle said prostitutes who gives up the secret apartment the guy used.
Watson and Holmes head to the apartment and discover the man, needle in his arm, dead of an apparent heroin overdose. Holmes, familiar with heroin addiction, isn't buying that this incredibly tidy, functional man died this way. He notices a half eaten salad nearby and deduces that a person who knew him dosed him with enough heroin in his salad dressing to incapacitate him and then dragged him to the chair, shot him up, and made it look like an overdose.
Watson pulls Holmes aside and checks in with him being around all of this drug stuff. He does not want to talk about it or go to a meeting.
Gregson and the other cops are skeptical about Holmes' theory but Holmes convinces them to send the salad to the lab anyway.
He also sits in on a meeting with the dead guy's wife in which he is, typically rude and insensitive, but discovers an important fact: the man who did this job before him also died under murky circumstances. After a little digging Holmes discovers that a handful of people from the company have died in the last couple of years and starts looking for suspects, starting with the powerful, douchey CEO.
Meanwhile Watson has gone on a dinner date with the set up guy and she really liked him but she's put off by the fact that she could tell he lied to her about never being married. Holmes says it's easy to figure out via the Internets. Watson doesn't want to cyber stalk but before she can get the sentence out Holmes has already clicked his way to learning that the guy is CURRENTLY married. Watson doesn't believe her friend would set her up with a married man.
Holmes also hears from the NYPD lab that there was heroin in the salad dressing.
Holmes calls a meeting with the board of directors and lays out the weird evidence of the dead employees. All of the board members scoff at the idea of someone in the company killing their way up the ladder. The CEO says the only person whose career path matches what Holmes is laying out is him. Holmes agrees he's a good suspect.
Later that day the CEO shows up at Sherlock's place saying he's going to "end this." Mad that Sherlock accused him in front of his employees. He says he's completely innocent and runs down his alibi for the first murder including surgery for a facelift. He says all of the employees are sociopaths and gives him a file of an intern who might have been responsible. Holmes can't work it out.
Watson gets another invite from the married guy who wants to explain himself. Holmes tells her to go. The guy says he did lie, and he married a woman from Kosovo to help her get a green card for political asylum and they can get a divorce in a year. He apologizes. Watson calls him compassionate. He wonders how she found out.
Holmes goes to see the dead guy's secretary, whose name popped up in the intern's file. She has followed the CEO during his meteoric rise in the company. He says every time her boss got promoted she got perks too, pay raises, stock options. She wonders if her boss knew about her killing people or if she worked alone. She blows him off with some of her own deductions and a taser.
We then cut to him in the scene waking up bound from the top of the episode. She has him in the back of his car. He claims he emailed a bunch of people about her and his whereabouts. She knows he didn't. She tells him that they will soon be arriving at the CEO's country home and in a week or two they will find his body buried on the property and Fowkes will go down for it. Holmes points out that when that former intern gets a promotion he'll need a seasoned secretary for help. She appreciates his smarts. He grabs a paper clip off some paper in the backseat and begins working on his handcuffs. She sees a text from Watson and texts back that everything is "okay." She tries to get Sherlock to dig his own grave but he refuses.
We cut to Watson spilling to Gregson. She says she believes the heroin from the crime scene affected him. But she looks at the text and knows, since it is written out completely instead of in his wacky text abbreviations that it's not from him.
The secretary puts the gun to his head. He's still working on the cuffs so to stall he invites her to monologue about her ingenius plans. Because she is a TV villain she takes this opportunity and is about to tell when cops show up. He wheels on her, unbound, grabs her gun and tazes her.
Watson explains about the text message giving the secretary away. He thanks her sort of, after a long way down the road of thanking himself. She tells him that she told Captain Gregson about their arrangement and apologizes saying he might want to have a talk with him.
Later Holmes goes to see Gregson. He tries to explain and apologize about how he was embarrassed about his history since Gregson holds him in such high esteem. He says he deserved to know. Gregson said he did know and he did his research before allowing him to consult with the NYPD. Holmes wonders why he didn't say anything. He said he did, sort of. He remnds him he asked him out for a drink recently and Holmes declined. Gregson says he figured Holmes would tell him when he was ready. He wasn't happy that Holmes didn't tell him but his work hasn't slipped one bit since Scotland Yard. He says not everyone is going to see it his way so he's going to keep a lid on Sherlock's secret.
Later Sherlock practices freeing himself from cuffs while Watson fields what she thinks is a blow off message from green card marriage guy. She says she isn't actually interested but is still annoyed that he doesn't seem interested, likely because he was freaked that she snooped online about him. Sherlock says seeing puzzles everywhere has it's own price to pay since deceits and illusions inform the things that people do.
Dejected, she goes for a run. Sherlock frees himself.
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"Elementary" - "Lesser Evils" - Nov. 1, 2012
We open on Holmes choking a man. The twist of course is that he's already dead. As is his wont Holmes is hanging out in the morgue in a hospital doing research on dead people who donated their bodies to science. Watson is also hanging out but not so comfortable. Holmes surmises that it's not the dead people per se but being back in the hospital setting. She says she's fine but they better motor if they want to get to an exhibit at the Met that they're attending.
Holmes is good to go until he notices something on one of the bodies. A small mark on the thumb leads him to conclude that the man died of murder, not cardiac arrest. He posits that someone gave him epinephrine which mimicked a heart attack. Watson tries to protest but puts the clues together herself with her doctor brain and concurs. The man died that day so they head to his room to check out any evidence that might be there. A janitor is inside cleaning up. Holmes unceremoniously kicks him out and bars the door so he can look for clues. He finds an important one. Lipstick on one of the two coffee cups in the room, which means the dead man had a visitor.
Before they can follow up they're hauled into the hospital administrator's office with Gregson who wants Holmes to apologize. If he does the hospital will cooperate with the investigation. They meet the head of surgery Dr. Baldwin during this exchange-- a big, handsome dude-- who clearly doesn't like the puny little cranky admin guy. They also run into an old colleague of Watson's, a doctor named Carrie who wonders if Watson is applying for a position at the hospital. Watson explains she's out of medicine. Carrie says she thought her suspension was only a few months. Watson says it was but she's pursuing other stuff now.
Free of the hopsital Holmes and Watson trace the cup back to the coffee shop where the pervy barista remembers the hot blonde-- and also hits on Watson. They track the blonde down at her job in a fancy cosmetics store and she explains the dead man was a neighbor who was terminally ill that she was kind to in the final months of his life, talking to him and reading to him since he'd lost his sight. She has an alibi but says she did once hear a doctor tallking to him late at night.
They leave and Holmes posits the theory that the hospital has an "angel of mercy," someone killing terminally ill patients.
They go to Dr. Baldwin who says he will help pressure the administrator into giving Holmes the records he needs to continue to investigate this theory.
Holmes and Watson narrow it down to 9 victims out of 73 cardiac arrests. They have 23 suspects who had access to the patients.
Watson goes to talk to her friend Carrie for help while Holmes does the interviews.
At the hospital Holmes apologizes to the janitor in the elevator for kicking him out of the room. The janitor says no problem but then hits every button on the elevator before he gets out.
Sherlock goes to talk to Dr. Baldwin as his first suspect because 3 of the 9 patients were his. Holmes has also uncovered that Baldwin is on probation and one strike away from getting canned because even though he is brilliant and good he takes on risky maneuvers and patients. In addition to an alibi for the most recent murder Baldwin also points out that his favorite kind of patient is the unconscious kind and he's not really interested in whehter they're suffering or not. In other word he's too indifferent to be the angel of death.
Watson's friend gets an emergency call while she's with her and asks her to come along for the ride. The patient is a 12 year old soccer player with a torn ACL. Watson notices funky markings on her toes and thinks it's endocarditis and asks Carrie to run some tests before surgery because if she's right, surgery could be dangerous.
Holmes and Detective Bell do interviews including one with a jumpy surgical resident. Bell tries the soft touch but Holmes undermines him and lets the guy go deducing he's not their killer.
Holmes and Watson debrief and he admits he has no leads. Holmes also points out that Watson let him believe that she was no longer a doctor and she clearly had some issue with her friend. Watson says she let her license expire and she lost touch with hospital friends when she lost her patient. Carrie texts that the soccer patient is fine but Watson is still unsure. Holmes tells her not to accept this to go with her gut. He then notices the car of the jumpy surgical resident still in the parking lot after he'd complained in his interview that he'd been working round the clock and just wanted to go home.
We cut to him grab in the hospital, grabbing a syringe, and entering a patient's room. He's not their guy though. Turns out he's been stealing morphine. Even still, they catch him in the act which is good. But Holmes is.mad he didn't realize the guy was an addict.
As they go over more hospital records Watson notices that one victim wasn't terminal, a young femal patient. Gregson calls and says the druggie doctor is talking and offering to help. At the precinct he explains that one night when he was stealing drugs from a patient a doctor came and he hid in the bathroom. He overheard the doctor talking to a terminal patient. Holmes goes to investigate again.
Watson goes to her friend Carrie again to ask for more tests for soccer girl. Carrie says she's overstepping and she and Watson fight about it.
They notice one of the victims was not a native English speaker and was in fact Ukrainian and likely needed to be spoken to in that language. No doctors at the hosptial speak it but someone does: the janitor. It turns out he was a doctor in the Ukraine. After being confronted with the evidence, he confesses saying "I freed them." He maintains, however, that the woman that Holmes is saying wasn't terminal in fact was, that she had cancer. They walk out and Gregson congratulates him on his good work. Holmes is bothered though, he thinks the janitor is telling the truth about the woman.
At home Holmes looks over the janitor's very meticulous notes.
Watson's friend Carrie shows up. It turns out Watson was right, the girl had endocarditis. And how did they find this out? It turns out that SOMEONE ordered a test on the girl's chart. That someon was not Carrie. Watson feebly points out that one of their old professors said it was better to be lucky than good and that Carrie was lucky. Still, Carrie is mad. Watson says she knows what it's like not to be lucky. Carrie says that Watson was a good friend but a better doctor and leaves. Holmes compliments Watson on her catch.
The next day they bring Dr. Baldwin back to the station. They say they've discovered that someone else knew about the angel of mercy and that someone is him. They lay out the evidence: Baldwin left a clamp in the dead woman's chest. This would've been his third strike. So he conspired to make her a target for the angel by falsely claiming she had cancer on her chart and turning down her pain medication to make her feel the pain that the angel was attracted to stopping. After she died, he took the cancer results out of her charts. The only problem is the janitor, in order to take his meticulous notes, took pictures of the charts and they have Baldwin's signature on the doctored charts. Busted.
At home Holmes tells Watson that he liked seeing her in her former element and that Carrie was right, she was a good doctor. Watsonconcedes she had her moments. He wonders if she thinks she might give it a go again. Unlikely. She heads up to her bedroom and looks at photos of her friends and colleagues in the hospital during her doctor days...deletes them.
"Elementary" - "Flight Risk" - Nov. 8, 2012Watson awakes to Holmes' blaring police scanners. He laments that it's been a slow week.Watson lets him know that his dad is coming into town and wants the two of them to meet him for dinner. He feels like this is very unlikely.He hears a juicy "incident" on the scanner: a plane crash. They head off to the scene on the beach. Gregson is already there and tells Holmes they don't need him. Of course, he still asks the woman in charge what's going on. She thanks him for his offer of help and tells him she's all set. Gregson offers to give him cold cases to work on but Holmes instead goes to look at the crash victims and deduces they were all attorneys. He also deduces that one of the victims was already dead before the plane crashed. He also deduces he was killed by a wrench.The NTSB official recounts an eyewitness account of the plane suddenly climbing, then shuddering, then crashing. Holmes spins his theories: 3 passengers, two men, one woman, all attorneys. One pilot. All dead. He wonders about air rage and notes the differences in granules of sand. Watson points out that since the killer died in the crash and thus isn't roving around why Holmes cares. She says he seems a bit off. He wants to ID the killer and learn the story. And, Watson points out, to forestall his father.They go to speak to the last people who saw the victims alive. A friend of the pilot, who owns the company, knew the victims a little bit since they flew them a lot. He tells them there's a security camera in the parking lot the footage of which he can get them. The guy says the pilot is not their guy since he was a good guy.Watson tells Holmes that his dad wants to meet for dinner at 6 and points out that he must have cared enough to put Holmes in rehab. Holmes says that his father doesn't care about him or Watson and he only did what he did out of familial obligation. He says his father is a serial absentee.Detective Bell calls Watson and Holmes into Gregson's office. The three attorneys were headed to Martha's Vineyard to work on a class action case against a company called Carmanto Foods, whose sugar subsitute might cause cancer, there was a potential 100 million dollar payday for the victims. It turns out the murder victim Hank Girard was butting heads with his boss and fellow passenger Walter Devlin about how to proceed with the case. Devlin wanted to settle, Girard wanted to go to court and they had loud arguments.The NTSB woman calls and says they've found the black box. Holmes translates the pilot talk but also hears the passengers fighting, including Ellie Wilson. There is a tussle and the woman yells, the pilot and plane go into distress and then the transmission ends. The NTSB woman thinks Holmes was right. He realizes he was wrong. After hearing only Devlin yelling in the "fight" he theorizes anew: Girard was killed elsewhere, earlier in the day and stuck in the cargo hold. Devlin though Girard missed the fight and called to yell at him which is why we didn't hear Girard's voice. The plane hit the kind of turbulence the NTSB woman thought it did originally and crashed. Girard's body was uncovered in the crash. The wrench was nowhere to be found even though almost everything else was recovered, thus the murder scene and the crash site are two different places. They find Girard's damaged phone and hear the voicemail that Devlin left. They realize they have a murderer to find after all since everyone who died in the crash was innocent.Back at the precinct Holmes tries to work it out. Watson theorizes that Holmes is frightened of flying. He bristles at this. She asks how he got from London to New York, he doesn't answer. Bell comes in and says the charter company owner has video for them. It shows Girard alive, arguing with some fat dude. They ask the owner and another employee to clear out so they can analyze the scene.Back at Holmes' place he determines that the man Girard argued with worked at Carmanto Foods, any employee of which would've had motive. Unfortunately, they have a lot of fat white guy employees. He does however, have an identifying, ancient pager. Watson says she's getting ready to meet the elder Mr. Holmes. Holmes scoffs and says he won't show that "He's Lucy with the football, you're Charlie Brown." She points out that it's not a pager, it's an insulin pump, there fat guy is a diabetic.Bell and Holmes go to see the guy. He tries to claim he doesn't know the victim. They connect the dots for him. He shuts his office door and admits he was helping him as a whistleblower. He says Hank was angry because he refused to testify after Carmanto offered what he thought was a reasonable settlement. Holmes gets nervous when he watches him open his pill bottle. They leave. Holmes points out to Bell that he's no longer a suspect since his diabetes clearly makes it difficult for him to grip things-- like opening a pill bottle-- so there's no way he could've swung the wrench.Watson meets Holmes' dad (who is played Roger Rees). He seems nice enough. He knows his son isn't coming. He admits to having laid as many bricks in the wall between them as his son has. He asks after him. Watson reports that he's mostly well with his sobriety but not so good on going to support groups. Daddy Holmes says he's always been stubborn since childhood. Watson says she's happy to be meeting with him and wants to know much more. Daddy Holmes says he wants to ask her one first: how's the sex? He says he figured part of the deal was sex giving how high her rates are. She realizes this is not Mr. Holmes. Sherlock hired an actor to mess with her since he knew his dad wouldn't show.Back at the hangar, Holmes drags Bell along to talk to the NTSB woman about a new theory about the wacky sand he found. He realized that someone put sand in the gas tank, which would've stalled the plane. Someone wanted it to crash. Whoever sabotaged the flight also probably killed Girard. The person who sabotaged it was probably counting on it to crash in the water on the way to Martha's Vineyard and wash away the evidence of the sand. But it crashed prematurely on the beach and revealed them and that Girard was already dead.Watson returns from her faux dinner. She isn't speaking to him. He says it was a good prank and she should appreciate the fact that he knew his dad wasn't coming. He informs her about the sabotage and says he's got a suspect and would like to go and confront him and wants her to come. She stalks off to bed. He tells her that she should've trusted him when he said his dad wouldn't show. She says she doesn't trust him because despite knowing him for weeks he's shared virtually nothing so they're still practically strangers and if he wants to pound on a criminal's door he should call the police.So he does. Dragging Bell to the house of the other charter company employee who showed them the video and mentioned the camera that shot the other angle was broken. He's also a pilot. Holmes tells him that he knows that he and the dead pilot had a big fight. He says the pilot was mad at him for poaching one of his clients who was a big tipper. Holmes isn't buying this and thinks maybe the saboteur was mad at the charter airline itself and dug into some of the logs to follow up. He discovered that every time this guy flew back from Miami he recorded a weight of exactly 66 pounds over the weight of the passengers. Only Miami and why 66 pounds? It's exactly 30 kilos, which is good for cocaine smuggling. Holmes theorizes the dead pilot threatened him. Hank Girard caught him in the act of sabotage so he killed him and threw him in the cargo hold since he knew the plane was going to crash anyway. The guy thinks it's an impressive theory. The guy says he wasn't near the hangar this morning because he was with his boss whose car had stalled.Watson awakes to Holmes in her room and says she was right that he is drawn to weird plane things because he sees so much,deduces so much when he gets onto a plane. He asks if she's still cross. He says he was attempting to demonstrate his trust. She wonders how since he was sharing something he already knew.The owner of the charter company, who reeks of airplane glue much to Holmes' dismay, says the other guy called him and confessed about the drugs and how the dead pilot threatened to go to the police. The owner is all clammy and pale. He says he asked him to confirm his alibi that they were together but the owner says he wasn't with him. Gregson and the others step out, Bell goes after the guy but he's ankled. They find the wrench in his garage, which seems weird. Holmes determines the wrench was in the water recently. He thinks someone disposed of it and reclaimed it and planted it here after killing the guy. They find his money from his smuggling operation though and determine it must've been the charter company owner-- who could've benefitted from the smuggling operation as well and told them that the other guy confessed to do it all-- who actually did it all.They go back to the precinct and the guy sticks to the story. Holmes thinks he's clammy and nervous because he's the murderer. Watson thinks the guy is actually dying of some medical condition he looks so unwell. Watson notices a scar on his wrist that lines up with a story that the actor told her about Sherlock's childhood. She tells him she has an errand to run and excuses herself. Gregson and Bell come out and say they can't get him to cop to it. Holmes looks at Bell filling up the guy's water glass. Gregson wants to cut him off, Holmes says to bring him a whole pitcher, noticing the smell of plane glue has transferred from the guy to Bell it's so strong.Watson seeks out Alistair, the actor who played Faux Daddy Holmes. She says she knows he's not just some actor Sherlock hired, she knows he knows him or else Sherlock wouldn't have shared the story of his childhood scar with him. Alistair really is an actor but he also works at a bookstore where Watson tracks him down. He says Sherlock wrote him a fan letter from a radio show he was doing when Sherlock was 10. He says that they became a kind of friends. Meaning Sherlock would arrive with outlandish requests for help. She says it doesn't sound like much of a friendship. He tells her to revise her definition because if she expects Sherlock to relate to her like others he will migrate out of her life and she will be the poorer for it. Sherlock told him about Watson and Alistair says he's glad Watson has him. Alistair knew him when he was using but he thought he would grow out of it. He showed up at Alistair's house 9 months earlier high out of his mind. He flushed his drugs and looked after him for a day. Sherlock kept repeating a name but insisted the next day it meant nothing. Watson says she wants to help Holmes and needs Alistair's help to do it. She thanks him for his time and apologizes for bothering him. He tells her the name. (We don't hear it though.)Sherlock goes in to see the charter company owner in the interrogation room. Holmes theorizes that he's drinking so much water due to blood loss. He figures that during the fight with the other guy he was injured and used model plane glue to seal the wound, an old military trick that would've kept him from going to the hospital and having the injury on record. The guy balks and Sherlock offers to let him go after he takes off his shirt and pants. The guy admits that he cut his side open on a sharp piece of metal and it's coincidental. Gregson moves in and tries to intimidate him. The guy continues to deny. Then they point out the wrench issue and how he framed the other guy. They realize he probably threw the guy's body in the same water he threw the wrench in. They tell him to tell everything he knows to get life in prison instead of the death penalty.Watson comes home to a tidying Holmes. She says she has a question to ask him about his past. She says she knows about Irene and says she wants Holmes to tell her about Irene. He turns and stares at her, unhappy and surprised.
7One Way to Get Off
"Elementary" - "One Way to Get Off" - Nov. 15, 2012We see a masked intruder shoot two people whose faces are covered with pillows.We cut to a tense Holmes-Watson househould. Holmes apparently has taken to be speaking only when spoken to. Watson says she knows she touched a nerve by asking about Irene but as his sober companion that's her job.He changes his tune and says he understands where she's coming from and says he respects that she must do what she must do. To toast this detente he says he wants to get a cup of coffee and then he runs out the door, having lied to simply get away.Holmes goes to the crime scene, sees the double murder and immediately connects to a series of three murders that happened in 1999, right down to a missing high heel shoe taken as a souvenir. Gregson, then a detective, put away the guy Wade Crews, and thus advanced his career. So they figure they either have a copycat, someone working with Wade from prison, or that Wade was innocent in the first place. Holmes wants to talk to Wade but Gregson gets his back way up about this saying that is not a lead and that they should follow other evidence first. Holmes notes how agitated Gregson gets about this.Watson shows up at the precinct. Holmes says that unless and until she stops pushing they will revert to how things were originally with him just being civil to her until such time as her father stopped paying her. Until then he will check in every two hours and she can drug test him but that's all, she will have lost all the good will she has accrued.A task force is started to catch the guy before he kills again and it includes Gregson's old partner, D'Amico (played by Callie Thorne). Holmes also notes that there seems to be little love lost between them and it must've ended badly.They run down a lead on a contractor who sent threatening emails to the dead couple. He turns out to have an alibi and it's twisted indeed. He's been keeping a sex slave in his basement-- discovered by Holmes-- and she admits he was with her the night of the murder.Meanwhile, Watson goes to visit Holmes' rehab to find out more info about her charge and who Irene might be. Both of this therapists reveal they learned nothing from the very difficult patient. Watson notices a groundskeeper using beekeeping equipment on a hive and knows she's on to something. She goes to talk to him and indeed the man, Edison, knew Holmes and of his beekeeping interests. Holmes opened up a bit to him and when Watson asks about Irene he produces a pile of letters Holmes left behind: return address Irene Adler.Holmes and Gregson finally go to speak to Crews who protests his innocence saying Gregson framed him with a mug that had his fingerprints on it. He also notes how his arrest helped further Gregson's career and then he quotes Tolstoy and talks about how he has learned to control his anger. Gregson not so much. They leave thinking they don't really have anything, but of course they do. And Holmes again brings up his possible innocence much to Gregson's chagrin and he tells Holmes to watch Gregson's police interrogations to see what a bad guy he is.They go to visit the woman who was Wade's alibi. She recanted because she was having an affair with him and didn't want to ruin her marriage. When they arrive they are informed by her son that she died four years earlier of leukemia.There is another murder and this time a third person is killed, which is different from the M.O. of the original killings.At home Holmes watches the interview tape and sees something. He goes to Watson and asks for a truce so she can help work something out. They look and see that the mug that Wade drank out of during his interviews was the same one found at the crime scene.Holmes goes to Gregson with this. In turn,Gregson, rattled goes to D'amico and asks if she planted the mug. She admits she did and says she figured he knew. He says even though his career would be over he has to tell the truth if Wade is innocent.Watson brings the letters to Holmes who asks if she now knows all about him. She says of course she was tempted to read them but didn't. He promptly tosses them in Watson's smoothie blender. They put this aside and do more digging on the case. Holmes discovers a recently released ex-con who was a free man during the murders but imprisoned ever since. They think he may be a likely accomplice/copycat of Wade's. They break into his place-- which is sticky and dirty-- and find the murder weapon.They bring the guy in but it turns out that he's blind in one eye and couldn't have possibly shot the third person and it seems all a little too convenient, as if he was framed.While watching a news interview with Wade again protesting his innocence, Holmes notes that Wade quoted Oscar Wilde. When he went to prison he was an illiterate. So they deduce whoever taught him to read may have been his accomplice. They run down the folks from a prison library and discover that one of the people working there was the son of the woman with which Wade had an affair. It turns out that Wade is his daddy. They put two and two together and realized that the apple didn't fall too far from the tree. The son did the new killings to make it seem like his father had indeed been framed and would be set free. They go to see Wade and inform him that the jig is up. Wade is dragged away still protesting his innoncence.Back at home, Watson says good night. Holmes cracks and gives up that Irene was a friend, they were quite close, and he did not take her passing well. He says good night.
8The Long Fuse
"Elementary" - "The Long Fuse" - Nov. 29, 2012We open on Sherlock watching several TVs as he likes to do to sharpen his mind. Watson enters and wants to talk about him getting a sponsor since her stint is almost up. He says he doesn't need one. She essentially forces him to meet with a guy that she has picked out.We then switch to a hipster web design firm where young people bustle around complaining about the olds. We hear a beeping that one young guy tracks to a vent but figures someone just left their cellphone in there.The camera zooms into the vent. It's not a phone, it's a bomb and it goes off.As the cops investigate they report the bomb killed two people and injured eleven others. Holmes and Watson survey the wreckage. He notes she probably won't miss this when she gets a new client. She says she won't but doesn't have a new client. Holmes picks up some pieces of newspaper and deduces it was packing material for the bomb. He then finds a motherboard from a pager which was likely the detonator.While they wait for intel on the motherboard they go to meet the sponsor Adrian. Holmes essentially dismisses him out of hand and stalks off after giving him an impossible hypothesis to solve. Watson accuses him of there being no right answer to the question and that they will look for other sponsor candidates at a meeting tonight.The motherboard gives them the number of the call that set off the bomb. It traces to a guy who essentially dialed the wrong number.Looking at the bomb parts Sherlock notices it has a four year old battery and that the newspaper bits were also from 2008, so he deduces they found the man who set it off accidentally in 2012 and must find the person who meant to set it off intentionally in 2008.Holmes and Watson go to investigate at a high-powered PR company that used to occupy the same office space 2008. They meet with the well-heeled owners, including the company boss Helen, a crossword puzzle enthusiast like Sherlock who solves a few clues on the puzzle on her computer while talking to her. They put Holmes on to an eco-terrorist group that sent them threatening letters in 2008.At an AA meeting Sherlock reads about the organization and ignores woman sharing. He discovers it wasn't really an organization but one man. Watson presses him to look around for a sponsor. He says they're not his kind of addicts and the search will take longer. Then a reformed addict and carjacker named Alfredo begins to share and Sherlock says he wants him.Back at home he fixates on a repated phrase in the emails and knows that he's heard it recently. He realizes it was on television and he stands in front of his 7 TVs and jogs his memory. He recalls he heard it on a talk show. He finds the clip of the man using the phrase on the show and they track him down, Edgar Knowles.They call him in to the precinct. Of course at first he denies being a bomber or eco-terrorist but then Sherlock gets his fingerprint from the elevator button and matches it to a bomb that went off in Utica. Knowles admits to Utica bomb and the threatening letters but he promises he didn't set off this bomb, the one that, you know, killed people.Sherlock sets off several mini-tennis-ball-bombs on his roof to do research. Knowles admittng to using nitrate based bombs and Sherlock says this would be consistent with an eco-terrorist using organic materials but the bomb at the PR firm was petroleum, gas, and bleach-based so he knows Knowles is telling the truth.Gregson is annoyed that Sherlock first served this guy up on a platter but now doesn't think he did it. But, Sherlock has also pieced together the newspaper page and discovered handwriting imprinted on it, the word "novocaine." He now believes a disgruntled employee-- with the cover of the eco-terrorist threat-- framed Knowles.Watson waits with Alfredo but Sherlock cancels. She apologizes and chats with him a little and finds that she likes him, he talks about needing to be patient. He's never been a sponsor but says he had a great one and islooking forward to it.Sherlock goes to the PR firm and begins his search in the personnel files. Helen, the boss, IDs him as a fellow addict... of crosswords. She starts hitting on him. He realizes that she wants to sleep with him and, whlile he's totally amenable since he finds her tantalizing, he's busy now and suggests they schedule an appointment and then she should not expect a relationship because that's not how he rolls. Watson arrives just then and Helen vamooses. Holmes has found a suspect, one Pradeep Singh an upwardly mobile creative director. Although Singh was good he was also arrogant and after a fight with the male boss he just disappeared.They go to his wife who says he's dead because he wouldn't run away because he loved her so much. She thinks he was murdered but the police cleared man at office. Sherlock asks about renovating the room they're sititng in. She says she hasn't. He asks to look in backyard. But this is a feint, Watson and the wife go outside and he goes to look at a moldy wall. He takes the pictures off of it, runs his hands over it and listens. He meets them outside and tells Watson that he believes Pradeep was murdered and then buried in his own wall: hence the mold. He could tell because the pictures on the wall were in slightly different places then they were in a picture on a nearby table. She asks if he's sure. He says fairly sure. We cut to where Sherlock has ripped the wall open and revealed the decomposing body.Back at the precinct they realize the bomb probably wasn't set by Pradeep because it was right near his office and he never missed a day of work. He was the target. In the dead man's pockets they find a safety deposit box key. Inside the box they find a Cheech and Chong video. They take the video to Sherlock's house because he has a VCR. While Det. Bell takes a call in the other room Watson presses Sherlock on bailing on Alfredo. She theorizes that he has separation anxiety about her leaving and once she said she liked Alfredo he turned him down to extend her stay. He scoffs at this. Bell returns and they watch the tape. It's a recording of a very young Pradeep meeting a prostitute. When she turns toward the camera we see it's his boss at the PR firm, Helen, also much younger.They bring her in and show her the video. At first she tries to pretend it isn't her as Sherlock monologues about what happened-- he recognized her, threatened her. She planted the bomb but didn't realize there wasn't a signal tower close enough to the office to set it off. Since she came from modest means with a laborer dad she killed Pradeep, rehung the drywall while his wife was in Mumbai, moved the office and voila, problem solved. She was ho-ing to help put herself through business school and then seed her company. She thinks he has no evidence. Then he plays the trump card: novocaine,which was imprinted on one of the newpaper pages was the answer to a clue to a crossword puzzle in the paper. They matched her handwirting sample. Boom,they arrest her.Later, Alfredo shows up unbidden at Sherlock's home. He has parked out front an incredibly fancy car. As a reformed car jacker, dealers and manufactures hire him to try and break their car security systems. He says he knows Sherlock likes to pick locks. In an aside to Watson he says he knows this was her idea. She says that whether he is dreading her leaving or counting the seconds to when he is free of her she wants him to be taken care of. It was a smart move daring him to beat the new security system and he can't resist. He tells her it doesn't mean he's assenting to Alfredo's sponsorship. Sherlock starts to work it out and asks Alfredo for clues. He won't give any. Sherlock says that it's quite alright, he'll work it out and says "I'm entirely self-sufficient you know."
9You Do It to Yourself
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Open with a man watching English soccer while assembling a tripod. He attached a hook to the feet of a bound and gagged man and raises him off the ground. He appears to reach for his throat as we cut away. Holmes and Watson talk about the fact the end of her work with him is at and end. She is working on a final assessment for his father. Gregson brings Holmes and Watson to a crime scene. It is the home of a CPA named Vickers. There is no body, just an enormous pool of the man's blood. Holmes analyzes the scene with typical precision, then tells Watson he's followed this particular madman in London. Holmes tells the police department the person they are looking for is called "M." He says M is the most "sinister taker of lives" he's chased. M has killed almost 40 people in the past decade. He has not been photographed and has no profile. He drains his victims and dumps their bodies in the ocean. M kills in bunches. Watson asks Holmes why he seems to be so chipper. He tells her this is a second chance for him to bring a ruthless killer to justice. Holmes tells Gregson that M has referenced him in a letter or two, so a protection detail is provided. Holmes tells Watson he needs to get used to working by himself and will keep her updated via email. Watson assures her therapist she has no interest in becoming an investigator. We see M unemotionally part ways with a hooker. Afterwards he gets a text in some sort of code and begins working on a letter. Holmes and Watson analyze Vickers' body, which has finally washed up. Based on the oil in his hair Watson guesses he was dumped near the navy yard. She tells Holmes she going to miss "this. Working with you." Holmes and Watson return home to find a letter from M on the table. It is M's usual rambling nonsense, telling Holmes he is a "mouse chasing a lion." M got by the police by picking the lock on the back door. Watson isn't worried about M trying to hurt him. Holmes says she's going to stay there. Holmes is looking at one of his father's properties online, telling Watson he's thinking of moving. After Watson goes upstairs Holmes grabs a hidden camera and pulls up an image of M leaving the note. We see M watching a woman going into her apartment building. A young kid tries to sell him some things by M pushes him away, eventually breaking the kid's phone. While Watson works on her final assessment there is a knock on the door. It's an officer with the kid from the previous scene. The kid, Teddy, is a friend of Holmes and was instructed along with some of his friends to hang out near certain hotels looking for M. If he found him, Holmes was going to pay him several hundred bucks. Teddy shows her a copy of the picture of M from the surveillance camera. Holmes arrives home later to find a very angry Watson. She's pissed about all the hidden cameras in the home. He explains to her how he figured out M would be at a certain chain of high-end expensive hotels. It has to do with his footwear and the shampoo he smelled on the letter, among other things. Holmes then teller her has no intention of going to police. M killed Irene Adler, the only woman Holmes ever loved. This led to Holmes slipping into drug addiction. Holmes plans to catch M, torture him and kill him. Holmes wants revenge and has been dreaming of this moment for quite some time. Holmes meets Teddy and gets more information about M. M grabs the woman he'd been watching earlier. Watson goes to Gregson and tells him and tells him about Holmes' plan. She thinks it's possible Holmes may already have M. We see Holmes sneak up on M and knock him out with a baton. Holmes takes M to a remote location and ties him up. Holmes makes it very clear what he's going to do. Holmes tells him about Irene and M initially doesn't seems to remember. M then recalls that there were a few copycat murders which took place while he was in prison for a fight. M, who served in the military, doesn't seem scared. Holmes doesn't believe his story and starts working on M. Gregson and Watson interview M's recent near-victim. Holmes let her go as long as she didn't turn around. Based on the fact she saw powder on Holmes' shoes Watson thinks she knows which of Holmes' father's properties he may have taken M. A bloodied M tells Holmes he's not a serial killer. He's an assassin who has been paid by an employer for all of his murders. He's never met his employer and occasionally receives coded messages. He says his name is Sebastian and tells Holmes to look up his case. He couldn't have killed Irene. Sebastian is furious that his employer played him for a fool. Watson and Gregson close in on Holmes' location. Sebastian wants to get even with his employer, someone called Moriarty. Sebastian assures Holmes he couldn't have killed his girlfriend. He tells Holmes that if he kills him he'll lose the best clue to find Moriarty. Holmes assures him that his is not an average man and sticks a knife in his stomach. Police arrive and find the place empty. Holmes apparently walked into the station with a very much alive Sebastian In questioning Sebastian tells police that he led Holmes to where they were and that his injuries were committed by Holmes in self-defense. Watson tells Holmes Sebastian has confessed to all of the murders but wouldn't give him up. Holmes tells her Sebastian didn't kill Irene. He apologizes for lying to her. Holmes tells her "I'm going to miss this" and apologizes their last few days went so poorly. After he leaves she places a call to Holmes father, saying she'd like to stay on a little bit longer. Later we see her get an email from Holmes' father. He doesn't wish to keep her on any longer. But Watson lies to Holmes, telling him his father agreed to have her continue the work. The episode ends with Holmes staring at a wall. In the middle is a piece of paper with one word: "MORIARTY."
13The Red Team
31 Jan 2013
03 Feb 2013
15A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs
07 Feb 2013
14 Feb 2013
21 Feb 2013
18Déjà Vu All Over Again
14 Mar 2013Description ▼
Watson works a case on her own about a woman who has disappeared while Holmes deals with a subway murder. As they work their separate cases they gradually appear to be connected, even though they can't determine exactly how. |
04 Apr 2013Description ▼
In the middle of a winter storm, Holmes and Watson must solve the murder of a guard during a botched robbery and unravel the killer's true plan. The pair also get an interesting new roommate. |
20Dead Man's Switch
25 Apr 2013
21A Landmark Story
02 May 2013
09 May 2013
16 May 2013
16 May 2013
26 Sep 2013
2Solve for X
03 Oct 2013
3We Are Everyone
10 Oct 2013
24 Oct 2013Description ▼
A dominatrix finds her client dead in S&M gear. When poison is revealed to be the cause of death, the nanny becomes a suspect. |
24 Oct 2013Description ▼
When Holmes doesn't get a new case to work, he decides to find one by going to the morgue. He finds one; a man who was supposedly killed while riding his motorcycle. Holmes discovers that he's an assassin from Poland. The thing that gets to him is that Holmes thinks that the man killed someone before he died. So Holmes tries to find out who would want to kill him. His wife claims that he was a good man who found God.
6An Unnatural Arrangement
31 Oct 2013Description ▼
Captain Gregson's team learns a bit about his personal life after his home is invaded. Holmes and Watson track the gunman. |
07 Nov 2013Description ▼
Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, arrives in New York and enlists Holmes and Watson to help solve a case involving his former fiancee. Meanwhile, Sherlock has a difficult time accepting Mycroft and Joan's relationship. Rhys Ifans guest stars. |
8Blood Is Thicker
14 Nov 2013Description ▼
When a beautiful young woman is murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate her ties to a billionaire CEO. Meanwhile, Mycroft makes a case for Sherlock to move back to London. William Sadler, Margaret Colin, and Rhys Ifans guest stars. |
9On the Line
21 Nov 2013Description ▼
A lady stages a suicide in order to prosecute Bunch, who may have killed her sister. Sherlock and Jane follow leads to find out whether Bunch may be guilty. Meanwhile Jane and Sherlock have many discrepancies over Sherlock not showing any respect.
05 Dec 2013Description ▼
When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Sherlock must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson's future with the NYPD. |
12 Dec 2013Description ▼
When a hedge fund manager who was also running a Ponzi scheme is murdered, Holmes and Watson must determine which of his clients is guilty. Also, Sherlock contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict. |
12The Diabolical Kind
02 Jan 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson come face to face with Moriarty when their one-time adversary is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Detective Bell continues his struggle on the road to recovery. Natalie Dormer Returns as Moriarty.
13All in the Family
09 Jan 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson talk to a guard at the Aster museum armed with a court order to examine his leg. Watson accuses him of having stolen a Faberge egg, Cape of Good Hope Stamp and a scrap of ancient Egyptian Papyrus. They knew who was selling the stolen goods on the Japanese black market and saw her signal the guard at a Tiffany exhibit tonight. He reluctantly reveals his prosthetic leg. Holmes quickly finds the hidden compartment. Detective Nash interrupts and kicks Holmes and Watson from the room, ready to take all the credit. They go to Captain Gregson with their complaints, saying that Nash is terrible to work with. Gregson points out they've gone through half the detectives since Bell transferred. Holmes suggests they work with Gregson himself, but he declines. In Bell's new job with Demographics, Deputy Commissioner Frank Da Silva sends Bell to an oil recycling facility to investigate a man with "dark looking features" rolling a barrel onto the premises. At the facility, the supervisor says the tipster probably just saw one of their Indian employees working late at night. Bell looks over the green barrels, for "semi-toxic" waste. He finds one that doesn't look right and has it opened. They find a headless body inside. Bell calls Gregson. Later, with Holmes on the scene, he's curious why Bell was suspicious of the barrel. The UPC was low and it was older and dented but with a fresh coat of paint. He's cool toward Holmes. Holmes looks over the body, which is missing hands as well as its head. Holmes starts examining layers of paint to try to trace the barrel, when Joan looks at the leg and recognizes a scar as belonging to "Handsome Bobby." Back at the station, Gregson explains Handsome Bobby was last seen 21 years ago walking out of court after his father was acquitted of racketeering. His body shows signs of lap band surgery, but he also had multiple knee operations after he was kneecapped. Watson knows a lot about the mob, and explains she grew up in Queens and following the mob was like a soap opera. They bring in Handsome Bobby's father, Robert Pardillo (Paul Sorvino). He explains they stayed in touch through email that they made look like insurance spam. Holmes goes to the "Demographics Unit" to see if he can track down the tipster. Deputy Commissioner Frank Da Silva tells Holmes the person who called in the tip can't ID the man they saw. It was traced to a pay phone. Analysis says the person was old and from the area. He gives Holmes a number to try to follow it up and says he's at his service. Holmes explains he wanted Da Silva to know he's at his service as well. Bell sees Holmes leaving and asks what he's up to. Holmes tells Bell that he will now be splitting his time between Demographics and Gregson.Bell is annoyed. "You seem incapable of accepting my sincere apology. A bit petty, don't you think?" Holmes says. Bell doesn't understand why Holmes has to invade his territory and is angry. Back at the Brownstone, Holmes has determined -- by "attacking a ham hock" -- that the killer was left handed and tall. Watson, reviewing files, says it was Dante Scalice, a capo in the Ferrara family. Watson remembers Pardillo's outrage that his son wouldn't get a proper burial, and his reference to the "mutt" that killed him. Scalice's mother is from Israel. She also has crime scene photos from a raid on a club Scalice owned, in which there's a sky blue barrel -- the color the green barrel was before it was painted. Holmes thinks they need more. In the snow, Watson and Holmes dig through Scalice's trash until his dog barks and he comes out. He demands a warrant for anything they might want. As they're walking away, Scalice gets in his car. It's explodes behind them. Later, Gregson says the explosive is the one used in building demo, like that used by the company owned by Pardillo. Inside, Holmes shows Gregson and Watson a piece of bone -- all that remains of Handsome Bobby. Gregson wants them to pin the murder on Pardillo quickly before a mob war breaks out. Holmes points out that Scalice had Pardillo's phone records and emails to his son, which Holmes says were a "carepackage from your National Security Agency." They meet with Dean McNally, with a web development company that Holmes has ID'd as a front for the NSA. McNally insists he doesn't know what they're talking about. As they're leaving, Holmes says he'll be subscribing McNally to Plushie fan sites. At the station, Watson runs into Bell. She's didn't know Holmes volunteered their time at the Demographics unit. Bell asks her to ask Holmes to back off. At the brownstone, Watson comes home and hears a loud noise. Holmes is detonating explosions using Tovex, the material that killed Scalice, in a deep freezer. Watson accuses Holmes of trying to force a reunion with Bell by volunteering for Demographics. Holmes is about to make excuses when he gets a cryptic text and leaves, cryptically. Holmes goes to meet McNally at a construction site. McNally says Da Silva was the one who requested Handsome Bobby be located. But some of his bosses are uneasy now about things are going now. In the morning, at the brownstone, Watson and Holmes try to figure out how to go after the fourth highest-ranking police commissioner in the city. Holmes thinks they need help. Watson and Holmes asks Bell to come to talk about finding the body, but instead talk about Da Silva. Bell is annoyed to find out their real agenda. Holmes points out that Da Silva was the one who assigned Bell to investigate the tip that lead to Handsome Bobby's body. Bell has had enough and goes to leave. Holmes follows him, in a huff. He belittles Bell's work behind a desk and tells him he only went to Da Silva to get a rise out of Bell, to remind him he's a detective. "You transferred from Major Crimes either because your pride would not allow you to occupy the same space as me, or because you were feeling sorry for yourself. In either case, a pathetic excuse," Holmes says. Bell angrily reminds Holmes of the tremor he has in his hand as a result of being shot. Holmes tells him he should have stayed until he completed his rehab, which Holmes is sure would have been successful because he has faith in Bell. "Be my friend, don't be my friend -- whatever! But don't be so foolish so as to confuse punishing me with punishing yourself," Holmes says. Bell tells Holmes that it doesn't come as easily to everyone as it does to him. Bell turns to leave, so Holmes volunteers that he's a drug addict, but with Watson's help he has put his life back together. He challenges Bell to be true to himself. Holmes and Watson pay a visit to Big Teddy Ferrara, to find out what cop he's paying to get the info on Handsome Bobby. Ferrrara tells them he didn't pay anybody, that the packet just arrived on Scalice's doorstep one day. He wasn't even looking for Handsome Bobby. Back at Demographics, Bell goes to talk to Da Silva, using Holmes' argument to suggest that maybe the tip about the barrel was fake. He says such questionable theories is why he doesn't think Holmes would be a good fit. Bell gauges Da Silva's reaction as he says he can't consider Holmes gone. Later that night, Bell drops by the brownstone. He says he thought something was off in Da Silva's answer about the tipster, so he searched his office and found proof that Da Silva is dirty. Da Silva had a file on three decades of unprosecuted crimes committed by Pardillo. Holmes talks it through, concluding that Da Silva wanted a mob war to take out Pardillo so he'd be out from under his thumb. The next day in the office, Bell tells Da Silva that they connected the explosives to Pardillo's company and he'll be picked up shortly. Later, Da Silva goes to meet Pardillo on a boat. He creeps up on Pardillo with a gun drawn when suddenly police surround him. In Gregson's office, he tells Watson and Holmes that Da Silva made a deal to spend life in minimum security in exchange for testimony against Pardillo. Gregson thanks Holmes for getting Bell back. Out in the squad room, Bell settles back in to his old desk.
14Dead Clade Walking
30 Jan 2014Description ▼
When Joan revisits one of Sherlock's cold cases, she discovers an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Sherlock finds himself in uncharted territory when his duties as a sobriety sponsor cross his personal boundaries.
15Corpse De Ballet
06 Feb 2014Description ▼
Holmes' latest investigation takes him inside a professional dance company when an up-and-coming ballerina is murdered. Meanwhile, Watson embarks on a solo enquiry to find a homeless veteran when his friend alleges he was abducted. |
16The One Percent Solution
27 Feb 2014Description ▼
Tensions rise when Holmes and Watson are forced to partner with Gareth Lestrade, Sherlock's former Scotland Yard colleague, on a bombing investigation. Sean Pertwee guest stars as Gareth Lestrade. |
17Ears to You
06 Mar 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson consult on a case in which a man suspected of murdering his wife years ago receives a ransom demand for her safe return. Meanwhile, Lestrade overstays his welcome at the brownstone and seems unwilling to leave. Sean Pertwee guest stars as Gareth Lestrade.
18The Hound of the Cancer Cells
13 Mar 2014Description ▼
When a famous cancer researcher is found dead, Holmes and Watson must determine if the scientist's untimely demise was tied to his latest cutting-edge invention. Meanwhile, Bell is finally cleared to re-enter the field. |
19The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville
03 Apr 2014Description ▼
A serial killer known for biting his victims appears to be killing again, even though he was presumed dead. |
20No Lack of Void
10 Apr 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson must find the source of anthrax that may be used for a terrorist attack. |
21The Man with the Twisted Lip
24 Apr 2014Description ▼
When Sherlock's brother Mycroft makes a surprise return to New York, his motivations cause discord between Sherlock and Joan. Meanwhile, a missing person case takes Sherlock and Joan inside the world of unmanned aeronautics. Rhys Ifans guest stars as Mycroft Holmes.
22Paint in Black
01 May 2014Description ▼
With Watson kidnapped, the Holmes brothers are extorted to buy her back by acquiring something the gangsters greatly value. As the clock runs down on Watson's life, Sherlock is forced to work with his despised brother Mycroft. |
23Art in the Blood
08 May 2014
24The Grand Experiment
15 May 2014Description ▼
Rising tension between Sherlock and Watson bring their partnership to a crossroads, but they endeavor to put their differences aside while they help Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, who faces accusations of treason and murder. Rhys Ifans returns as Mycroft Holmes.
1Enough Nemesis to Go Around
30 Oct 2014Description ▼
Holmes returns to New York with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London's MI6. Unfortunately, Joan, the NYPD's new go-to PI, must give her approval first. |
2The Five Orange Pipz
06 Nov 2014Description ▼
When Holmes and Watson join forces on a double homicide, Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty, threatens the investigation when she allows her jealousy of Sherlock and Joan's work rapport to override her better judgment. |
3Just a Regular Irregular
13 Nov 2014Description ▼
Sherlock helps a math genius from his network of "Irregulars" experts after he stumbles upon a body while participating in a math puzzle competition...
20 Nov 2014Description ▼
An A.I Computer is suspected for the murder of its creator, Sherlock and the team go to work to solve the case.
27 Nov 2014Description ▼
A man's hand is found in the street. Sherlock and his new protege, Kitty, investigate to find out where the rest of his body is. Meanwhile, Sherlock discovers that an old laptop he loaned out to Watson contains evidence that she has written a book about him.
04 Dec 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson search for a thief who committed murder to steal a rare map. Meanwhile, Watson becomes concerned with Sherlock's escalating interference into Kitty's burgeoning personal life. Mamie Gummer guest stars. |
7The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction
11 Dec 2014Description ▼
A bored Sherlock forces his investigative services onto Joan, who is trying to locate a woman who has been missing for five years...
8End of Watch
18 Dec 2014Description ▼
Holmes and Watson join forces with the NYPD after a police officer is murdered. Also, Sherlock searches for the creator of a "recovery blog" who is posting personal statements he has made in sobriety meetings. |
9The Eternity Injection
08 Jan 2015Description ▼
When a nurse Watson used to work with asks for her help finding their missing acquaintance, the woman's...
15 Jan 2015Description ▼
While Kitty tries to find a runaway teen, Sherlock and Joan work a case in which the murder of a brilliant...
11The Illustrious Client
22 Jan 2015Description ▼
Watson starts her new job as an investigator for an insurance firm, but ends up joining forces on a case with Sherlock when a threat to Kitty emerges. |
12The One That Got Away
29 Jan 2015Description ▼
As Kitty begins to unravel due to the imminent threat to her safety, Sherlock and Joan intensify their efforts to help her. Also, the origin of Sherlock and Kitty's relationship is revealed. Stuart Townsend guest stars. |
05 Feb 2015Description ▼
Sherlock is bored and lonely after Kitty left. A woman wants him to prove her husband's infidelity which normally doesn't do but he decides to do it. He asks Watson to accompany him and discovers that the man was let go at his job but told his wife he's still working. And someone at the office pretends to that he is still there when someone calls him. They learn the man started a debt collection business. They go to his office and they find evidence that he may have been killed. So they work to try and find out who wanted him dead.
14The Female of the Species
12 Feb 2015Description ▼
Sherlock and Detective Bell investigate the kidnapping of two zebras from the zoo. |
15When Your Number's Up
19 Feb 2015Description ▼
Holmes and Watson follow a blood trail into the world of wrongful death compensation when they investigate...
16For All You Know
05 Mar 2015Description ▼
Gregson calls Sherlock to come to the station and he meets with a couple of detectives who want his insight in a murder. But when they keep pestering him if he knows the victim, he realizes he's a suspect. They produce evidence that clearly shows he and the victim's path may have crossed. Thing is he was still an addict at the time and he doesn't remember. He turns to his former dealer for help but he's not much help.
17T-Bone and the Iceman
12 Mar 2015Description ▼
A murder victim turns out to have been instantly frozen at the time of death; Watson is forced to have an awkward conversation with her brother after learning he is having an affair. |
18The View from Olympus
02 Apr 2015Description ▼
A driver for a ride sharing company is intentionally run over by a city cab, Sherlock and Joan wonder if it's a case of professional jealousy. A romance Sherlock has with a longtime Irregular complicates when she makes a shocking request. |
19One Watson, One Holmes
09 Apr 2015Description ▼
Holmes and Watson are drawn into an Internet war when a member of the everyone hacker group is murdered. |
20A Stitch in Time
16 Apr 2015Description ▼
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a professional skeptic, a man who debunked paranormal, religious and scientific phenomenon for a living...
21Under My Skin
23 Apr 2015Description ▼
Two New York City paramedics are shot and their ambulance with its patient is abducted by the murderer. Holmes and Watson join the manhunt to find out what happened and why. Holmes learns information about Alfredo, which strains their relationship.
22The Best Way Out Is Always Through
30 Apr 2015Description ▼
When a judge is murdered, Holmes and Watson become involved in the interstate search to find the prime suspect...
07 May 2015Description ▼
A researcher - one of Sherlock's fellow beekeepers - who was investigating a deadly honeybee outbreak is killed; Capt. Gregson asks Watson for help with an unofficial investigation that helps him make a decision.
24A Controlled Descent
14 May 2015Description ▼
Holmes and Watson take on an investigation of a personal nature when Holmes' recovery sponsor Alfedo suddenly disappears. |
1The Past Is Parent
05 Nov 2015Description ▼
While Sherlo9ck awaits for the D.A. to decide if he's going to charge Sherlock for aggravated assault which he did recently. And his father is coming which he dreads. A man approaches him and it turns out to be a man who's suspected of killing three women one of whom is his wife whose body was never found. He tells Sherlock he didn't kill his wife while he killed the other two women. He then shoots himself. Sherlock then decides to investigate the wife's disappearance. He discovers that the woman is from Honduras and another girl also from Hinduras went missing at around the same time she did. So he thinks there must a link.
2Evidence of Things Not Seen
12 Nov 2015Description ▼
When Morland offers to use his influence to have Sherlock and Joan reinstated as consultants to the NYPD...
3Tag, You're Me
19 Nov 2015Description ▼
When Sherlock finds himself distracted by his father's ongoing presence in New York City, he offers...
4All My Exes Live in Essex
26 Nov 2015Description ▼
When Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a fertility lab technician, they discover the woman...
5The Games Underfoot
10 Dec 2015Description ▼
When an archeologist is murdered, Holmes and Watson believe the man may have been killed for what he...
6The Cost of Doing Business
17 Dec 2015Description ▼
Morland offers to act as one of his son's "Irregular" consultants so that he can lend Sherlock and Joan his considerable resources to help them solve a case. |
07 Jan 2016Description ▼
Homes is asked to help investigate the death of a retired FBI agent who was thrown into a wood chipper. They learn the agent was not satisfied with being retired and tried to solve his unsolved cases. Holmes thinks the man's death might have something to do with thee abduction of a girl who went missing years ago and returned last year claiming she was held against her will. Holmes suspects the girl who returned was not the girl who went missing. But the girl's parents refuse to cooperate. Watson learns a book whose characters were fashioned from her and Sherlock and tries to find out who wrote the book.
8Burden of Blood
14 Jan 2016Description ▼
A lady is asphyxiated to death, and Holmes and Watson find out that she was pregnant and her husband was sterile...
9Murder Ex Machina
21 Jan 2016Description ▼
A Russian businessman is shot by two men, who then drive off. Holmes and Watson are called to help but only Watson shows up. When Watson calls Holmes to find out where he is, he says he found the shooters. They were killed when their car crashed. Holmes doesn't think it was an accident, he thinks someone hacked the car and made it crash to kill them. So they learn that a program was used to hack the system and who created so they go to see that person whom they clearly see is not capable of murder. They learn that the system may have been stolen by a hacker so they try to find who. In the meantime they try to find out who would have wanted the Russian dead. But they learn he might not have been killed because of his business affairs. They learn that the man was also working for the Russian government. So could his assignment have been what got him killed? Watson meets with Homes' father.
28 Jan 2016Description ▼
A social worker asks Holmes and Watson to investigate a private college, when she becomes convinced that they have murdered one of her colleagues.
11Down Where the Dead Delight
04 Feb 2016Description ▼
When evidence at the morgue is destroyed, suspicion falls on emerging gangs. Holmes believes that identifying a Jane Doe will help him unlock the case, while Watson deals with the reappearance of an old adversary.
12A View with a Room
11 Feb 2016Description ▼
Sherlock is recruited to heist a computer from a violent meth dealing motorcycle gang. While a former suspect from a previous case asks Joan to run a background check on her new boss.
13A Study in Charlotte
18 Feb 2016Description ▼
When a gathering of mushroom aficionados are found dead, Holmes and Watson must explore an array of botanists, biochemists, academics and stoners for a poisoner.
14Who Is That Masked Man?
25 Feb 2016Description ▼
Holmes investigates the assassination attempt on his father while trying to solve the triple homocide of Chinese gangsters. A secret about Sherlock's mother is revealed.
15Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
03 Mar 2016Description ▼
When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend (Virginia Madsen), a former NYPD officer...
10 Mar 2016Description ▼
At the urging of Morland's wealthy associate, Henry Baskerville (Tom Everett Scott), Holmes and Watson...
17You've Got Me, Who's Got You?
20 Mar 2016Description ▼
When a vigilante dressed as a comic book hero is murdered, it's up to Holmes and Watson to find the man's true identity and locate his killer; Moreland tries to charm Watson into doing him a favor.
18Ready or Not
27 Mar 2016Description ▼
When a doctor/doomsday prepper goes missing, Holmes and Watson investigate who had cause to see him dead. Discovering he had been selling prescription drugs to dealers they consider this a possible motive. Their search finally leads them to the sale of luxury underground bunker accommodation, which isn't all it's cracked up to be.
10 Apr 2016Description ▼
A woman goes to see Holmes and Watson. She's been shot and says she knows his brother. Holmes is suspicious of her but decides to look into it. She says to make extra cash, she hosts illegal poker games and at one of her games someone robbed it. She says when she went home some of the money taken was there that's when someone shot her. Holmes checks out the players and learns one of the players was the shooter but he got a tip that the hostess was the one behind the robbery. Holmes finds out who tipped him was the man the woman hired to be the look out. But they find the man dead. And they learn another player planted a video cam to record the game and when they try to view it, the NSA stops them. Watson tries to find out who their client is.
20Art Imitates Art
10 Apr 2016Description ▼
Watson tries to process that she has a sister. She and Sherlock get a case, a girl was shot and then taken somewhere else. Watson thinks she knows her, she later recalls that the girl's picture is in some gallery where selfies are exhibited. They learn that some of the people whose pictures are in the gallery don't like it. And they talk to one of them who took some pictures of the pictures being exhibited. When Sherlock sees the victim's picture he says that the one is the gallery is not the original. They learn someone broke in and took some pictures but Sherlock thinks it was a cover to hide that they took the girl's picture and replaced it. Sherlock thinks that in the corner of the original picture is a faint shot of a man and it turns out that it's a man who was convicted of murder two years ago. But the picture shows that he was there at the time of the murder. So they talk to the prosecutor who maintains that he is guilty because of DNA evidence. Sherlock then investigates and ...
21Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
17 Apr 2016Description ▼
When Holmes and Watson are pulled into a double-homicide investigation, they discover the victims were...
22Turn It Upside Down
24 Apr 2016Description ▼
When a man that Joan Watson had employed as a secret mole inside Morland Holmes' organization is murdered during a robbery, Joan and Sherlock suspect that he was actually the target and begin investigating, searching for proof that Morland was behind the man's death.
23The Invisible Hand
01 May 2016Description ▼
The invisible organisation behind all the recent troubles for Morland Holmes does indeed turn out to be the group created by Joan Moriarty. Command of the group, which was falling into chaos, was handed over to her former lover and father of her child, a brilliant university lecturer who was the true love of her life, (perhaps). Holmes and Watson have to somehow connect all the crimes perpetrated by Krasnov on his employer, the enigmatic, 'Invisible Hand'.
24A Difference in Kind
08 May 2016Description ▼
Vikner's diabolical maneuvering to secure his position becomes known. Sherlock concocts a plan to unseat him only to unwittingly enable a power struggle the ends of which he could barely have believed possible.
1Folie a Deux
02 Oct 2016Description ▼
Watson seeks help from a former patient to find a serial bomber. |
2Worth Several Cities
16 Oct 2016Description ▼
When the leader of a local street gang abducts Holmes to compel him to find the person responsible for a hit on his men...
3Render, and Then Seize Her
23 Oct 2016Description ▼
Holmes learns a secret about Captain Gregson's girlfriend when she hires him for a case she wants kept off of Gregson's radar. Also, Holmes and Watson join the NYPD's search for an abducted woman. |
4Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling
30 Oct 2016Description ▼
Henny Penny the Sky is Falling (HD, New, TV-14) When the city commends the work of Captain Gregson's unit, Gregson pushes for Holmes and Watson to be included; a financial analyst is murdered. |
5To Catch a Predator Predator
06 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016Description ▼
"To Catch A Predator Predator:" Holmes and Watson work a case in which a vigilante is killed as he is on his way to "shame" his sixth child sex predator. The victim, a P.E. coach from New Jersey, was the brother of a woman who had been victimized as a teen, and he was now determined to right that wrong by attempting to find adult men who had no qualms about sleeping with teenage girls by "catfishing" them. When the men turned up at a seedy motel, he would burst in, beat them, and then film them apologizing for their actions. The vigilante would then post the videos online for the world to see. When all but one of the five previous predators couldn't have possibly killed the man, it seems like an easy case to solve, but it isn't. Especially when Holmes concludes that several people that he or Watson interview are connected in ways even they don't know about. Meanwhile. Watson attempts to help Shinwell, but someone from his past has other plans.
7Bang Bang Shoot Chute
20 Nov 2016Description ▼
Holmes and Watson search for two murderers after a base jumper is shot out of the sky by one killer...
8How the Sausage Is Made
27 Nov 2016Description ▼
Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings...
9It Serves You Right to Suffer
11 Dec 2016Description ▼
When Shinwell is framed for a gang killing, Holmes and Watson have three days to catch the real killer before Shinwell is sent back to jail. |
10Pick Your Poison
18 Dec 2016Description ▼
Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, so she and Holmes look for the culprit using her medical license to sell drugs. |
11Be My Guest
08 Jan 2017Description ▼
Holmes and Watson race to find a woman who's been held captive for years before the kidnapper takes drastic steps to avoid being caught...
12Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown
15 Jan 2017Description ▼
When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown's murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus...
13Over a Barrel
29 Jan 2017Description ▼
Watson is held at gunpoint by father whilst Sherlock is forced to investigate an old assault case of the son. It was botched by the original investigation.
14Rekt in Real Life
19 Feb 2017Description ▼
A former professional eSports video game player dies after he's assaulted during a live video stream; Shinwell asks Joan for advice when his daughter asks to see him for the first time in five years. |
15Wrong Side of the Road
05 Mar 2017Description ▼
Holmes' former protégé, Kitty Winter, returns to New York after a three-year absence to warn him that a killer is eliminating everybody involved with a case they worked on.
12 Mar 2017Description ▼
Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London...
17The Ballad of Lady Frances
19 Mar 2017Description ▼
The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide "heard" by a cutting edge gunshot detection...
18Dead Man's Tale
26 Mar 2017Description ▼
Sherlock and Joan investigate a case which involves a legendary pirate and his rumored treasure. All while the two struggle with their relationship with Shinwell.
09 Apr 2017Description ▼
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York's worst private investigators. |
20The Art of Sleights and Deception
23 Apr 2017Description ▼
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a magician performing a classic stunt. Watson believes Bell is being targeted by his new girlfriend's ex-husband. |
21Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing
30 Apr 2017Description ▼
Watson and Holmes search for the suspect believed to be behind both the assault on Chantal, and her ex-husband's staged suicide; Bell fights the urge to seek his own brand of justice for Chantal; Sherlock makes a heartbreaking realization about Bell.
07 May 2017Description ▼
After a reality show contestant is killed, another competitor becomes the leading suspect. He's a former war criminal who may be the most skilled killer that Holmes and Watson have ever pursued. Shinwell reappears and asks Joan for a favor.
14 May 2017Description ▼
A murder investigation puts Holmes and Watson in the crosshairs of one of NYC's deadliest gangs. A mysterious woman causes Holmes to act erratically. |
24Hurt Me, Hurt You
21 May 2017Description ▼
Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.
1An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains
30 Apr 2018Description ▼
As Holmes confronts a medical diagnosis that threatens both his career and sobriety, he meets Michael, a man who credits Sherlock for helping him conquer his own addiction. Also, Holmes and Watson are hired by a reformed party girl heiress to find her missing partner in a years-old sex tape that has just leaked online.
2Once You've Ruled Out God
07 May 2018Description ▼
Watson and her half sister, Lin, have conflicting reactions when their estranged biological father dies. Also, Holmes and Watson find themselves on the hunt for a stolen plutonium shipment they fear will be used to make a dirty bomb after a Department of Energy inspector is killed with a lightning gun.
14 May 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson enter the world of rare antiquities when they investigate a case in which victim was killed during a Revolutionary War reenactment. Also, as Holmes grows frustrated with the length of his cognitive recovery, he finds solace in his growing friendship with Michael.
4Our Time Is Up
21 May 2018Description ▼
Watson considers making a major life change after reading her own therapy file while Holmes and she investigate the murder of her former psychologist.
5Bits and Pieces
28 May 2018Description ▼
Sherlock finds himself in possession of a severed head and a temporary case of amnesia. Watson helps Holmes retrace his footsteps to put the pieces together.
6Give Me the Finger
04 Jun 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson deal with nuclear security when a former Japanese crime syndicate member is found dead. Captain Gregson is shook when he hears a confession from a family member.
11 Jun 2018Description ▼
Sherlock faces serious problems hindering his recovery as he and Watson track down a serial killer hunting in Holmes' circle.
18 Jun 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson's search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement takes them inside the clean technology industry. Watson takes a giant leap forward regarding her interest in adoption.
9Nobody Lives Forever
25 Jun 2018Description ▼
Holmes' former sobriety sponsor asks for help with an illegal endeavor in order to save his brother. Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of a biology professor who was working on a secret project.
10The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu
02 Jul 2018Description ▼
Sherlock and his father attempt to repair their strained relationship upon learning of a death within their family. Holmes and Watson discover a link between their latest case and the world of Egyptian antiquities.
11You've Come a Long Way, Baby
16 Jul 2018Description ▼
Holmes engages an old foe to protect his father, Morland. Holmes and Watson search for a killer connected to the tobacco industry when a lawyer, who was reviewing a major cigarette distributor's finances, is murdered.
12Meet Your Maker
23 Jul 2018Description ▼
Detective Bell considers leaving the NYPD after he is recommended for a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity; Holmes and Watson investigate the disappearance of a young woman who led a double life as a financial dominatrix.
30 Jul 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson investigate the death of a relocation expert who was hiding a secret career. Watson suffers a setback in her attempts to adopt a child.
14Through the Fog
06 Aug 2018Description ▼
It's a race against time for Holmes and Watson when Bell becomes a victim of a bioterrorism attack at the precinct. During the quarantine, Gregson and Bell suspect thy are trapped inside with the terrorist.
15How to Get a Head
12 Aug 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson's investigation into the murder of a religion professor puts them on the hunt for a killer connected to the occult. Also, Holmes and Watson curate a list of potential replacements for Detective Bell when it looks likely the officer will be asked to join the U.S. Marshal Service.
16Uncanny Valley of the Dolls
13 Aug 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson Discover that the murder of a robotics Engineer may be connected to his secret research in the area of real-life teleportation.
17The Worms Crawl in, the Worms Crawl Out
20 Aug 2018Description ▼
The duo suspects a murdered zoologist was killed because of his numerous affairs or his trailblazing research; Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.
18The Visions of Norman P. Horowitz
27 Aug 2018Description ▼
A killer is choosing victims based on the predictions of a deceased man who claimed to foresee future deaths, including the death of Sherlock Holmes.
19The Geek Interpreter
03 Sep 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson race to locate a missing woman; Holmes' friend becomes the prime suspect in the woman's disappearance.
20Fit to Be Tied
10 Sep 2018Description ▼
A new victim appears and the game is on between Sherlock and Michael. But not all is as it seems.
21Whatever Remains, However Improbable
17 Sep 2018Description ▼
Holmes and Watson's partnership is threatened when Joan is suspected of murder.
1The Further Adventures
23 May 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson's new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid journalism industry when a model is the victim of an acid attack.
30 May 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson try to work a stateside investigation from London when someone close to them is gravely wounded by an unknown perpetrator in the U.S.; Holmes' stateside legal trouble threatens to derail their efforts.
3The Price of Admission
06 Jun 2019Description ▼
Holmes takes extreme measures to gain legal re-entry into the U.S.; Watson helps the NYPD investigate a murder at a storage facility that caters to wealthy clients with items they want hidden from customs agents.
4Red Light, Green Light
13 Jun 2019Description ▼
After an explosion at a traffic stop, Holmes and Watson must determine whether the attack was a terrorist attack; Holmes and Watson suspect there is more for them to discover regarding the recent attack.
5Into the Woods
20 Jun 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson must find the connection between three unrelated murders. Billionaire Odin Reichenbach suspects he is being threatened by someone in his own company and hires Holmes and Watson to find the perpetrator.
27 Jun 2019Description ▼
Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach presents Holmes and Watson with an extraordinary offer to help him with a program that can predict future crimes. Also, Holmes and Watson assist Bell when he tries to prevent a future crime of his own, as he races to locate a fellow NYPD officer planning a sniper shooting.
7From Russia with Drugs
04 Jul 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a criminal who made his living by stealing from other criminals. Captain Gregson resumes leadership of the precinct, and suspects his interim replacement, Captain Dwyer, is responsible for one of his best detective's suspicious departure.
11 Jul 2019Description ▼
Cassie Lenue seeks the help of Holmes and Watson in solving a murder but they believe she has an ulterior motive.
9On the Scent
18 Jul 2019Description ▼
In the wake of a sculptor's murder in New York, Holmes and Watson must determine whether a long dormant serial killer has resurfaced; Watson suspects Holmes is keeping something from her.
10The Latest Model
25 Jul 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson's foe, Odin Reichenbach, asks them to test his new crime prevention system; tasked with investigating someone the program predicts will commit a crime, they worry Odin will take drastic action.
01 Aug 2019Description ▼
Holmes and Watson reluctantly enlist the help of Holmes's father to publicize the crime prevention system of Odin Reichenbach.
08 Aug 2019Description ▼
Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach inadvertently provides Holmes and Watson with a lead that could give them evidence that brings him to justice.
13Their Last Bow
15 Aug 2019Description ▼
In the series' finale, Holmes and Watson battle with tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach and receive word of their old enemy and Sherlock's former love, Jamie Moriarty.
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