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Elementary: One Way to Get Off

Sherlock steps in to help Captain Gregson figure out a double homicide that mimic's one of Gregson's old cases. After Sherlock gives her the cold shoulder, Watson leaves Sherlock alone for the day to visit Hemdale and try to develop some insight on him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Thursday November 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Mar 24, 2013

Guest Stars
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Terry D'Amico
Keith SzarabajkaKeith Szarabajka
As Wade Crewes
Stephen KunkenStephen Kunken
As Dr. Carrow
Brian TarantinaBrian Tarantina
As Julian Walsh
Amy HohnAmy Hohn
As Dr. Ryan

Co-Guest Stars
Stivi PaskoskiStivi Paskoski
As Victor Nardin
Steven SkybellSteven Skybell
As Dr. Sacco
Juan CastanoJuan Castano
As Sean Figueroa

Cheryl LewisCheryl Lewis
As Allison Willis
Gilbert SotoGilbert Soto
As Bookstore Patron
Greg WattkisGreg Wattkis
As Mike Willis
Main Cast
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Sherlock Holmes
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
As Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael HillJon Michael Hill
As Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn
As Capt. Thomas "Tommy" Gregson


The episode begins with a man wearing a creepy mask and a hoodie robbing a house. He then arrives in a room where a couple is tied up and their faces are covered with pillows. The masked man shoots both of them. At home, Holmes and Watson are still not talking properly with each other. Watson tells him that this has to stop. She knows that she overstepped her boundaries by talking to Alister and asking him about Irene. But this is her job. Holmes gets a text from Gregson about the double homicide. He tells Watson that she is right and that he was sulking. But now he respects her job and suggests that they should start over. He goes to get coffee. Watson is surprised. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
PassengerFeather on the Clyde (Acoustic)When Sherlock tells Watson about Irene
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits
Zoe KeatingThe PathSherlock and Watson argue at the police station

Episode Quotes
(Sherlock answers the phone)
Sherlock: Watson, I admire your persistence but the reception is ... where ... m ...
Watson: (Comes around the corner behind him) Really? Because my phone is working fine, four bars and everything.

(Sherlock finds Walsh the alibi he didn't want them to have.)
Bell: Walsh's sex slave is his alibi for the Myrose killing?
Sherlock: I'm afraid it looks that way.

(Watson goes to Hemdale to do some research on Sherlock.)
Dr. Ryan: You want insights into Sherlock Holmes? I'll give you an insight. He's childish and self absorbed. He spent nearly every group session in total silence. He was bar none the least cooperative patient I've ever had.

(Sherlock continues on his issue with Watson when she comes home.)
Sherlock: I sent you a text with my exact location every two hours.
Watson: I was busy.
Sherlock: I left some urine in your room.
Watson: Tell me it's in a cup...

(Sherlock warns Gregson about the new evidence)
Gregson: Every cop gets offered a few perks. Free lunch here, gym membership there. I never took a single one, and I sure as hell never planted evidence.
Sherlock: Well then, could you or your former partner please explain to me how that mug showed up at the crime scene.

(Detective D'Amico reminds Gregson about his part in their problem.)
Gregson: I'll be done, doesn't matter. If I let this happen on my watch, I'm owning up to it. (phone rings) Fair warning, partner.

(Captain Gregson approaches Sherlock while he's investigating.)
Sherlock: Sorry, Captain, could you just give me a minute. (Visibly trying to be respectful and patient while he motions for the captain to move.)
Gregson: I'm trying to tell you something important here.
Sherlock: Yes, but I wouldn't fall on my sword just yet.

(Sherlock abruptly opens the door to the interrogation room.)
Sherlock: Victor Nardin think fast. (throws an orange, hitting Victor in the side of the face)
Bell: What are you doing?
Sherlock: This man is innocent. Detective Bell, a word if you please.
Victor: (Angry) Why he hit me?

(Sherlock finally opens up to Watson)
Sherlock: We were quite close. I did not take her passing very well.

Cultural References
The name of Sherlock's ex-girlfriend "Irene Addler" comes from one of the most recognized women in the Sherlock Holmes canon. She only appeared one time, but left an impression on Sherlock with her intelligence and resourcefulness. She's also, according to Watson, the only person he's ever known to outmaneuver Sherlock.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Blake (2)  |  John David Coles  |  Christopher Silber  |  Corinne Brinkerhoff  |  Liz Friedman
ProducerGeoffrey Hemwall  |  Alysse Bezahler
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorGerald Valdez
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerLori Johnson
First Assistant DirectorLeo Zisman
Second Assistant DirectorKathleen E. Kearney
MusicSean Callery
Music EditorChris McGeary
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerRebecca Hofherr
Set DecoratorCarrie Stewart
Location ManagerPat Weber Sones
Property MasterEric Cheripka
Construction CoordinatorMike Herlihy
Production Sound MixerScott Breindel
Script SupervisorOlenka Denysenko
Production CoordinatorMeegan Neeb
Assistant EditorSang Han
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerJeffrey Perkins  |  Eric Justen
Director of PhotographyRon Fortunato
Stunt CoordinatorMike Russo
Art DirectorClay Brown
Post Production CoordinatorTara McSherry
Production AccountantSarah Rubenstein
Chief Lighting TechnicianKevin Janicelli (2)
Transportation CaptainKenny Gaskins
"A" Camera OperatorTim Norman
Department Head HairDiana Sikes
Casting AssociateJohn Andrews (1)
Visual Effects ProducerChris Cruse  |  Brad Powell
Department Head Make-upPersefone Karakosta
ColoristTony D'Amore
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Rodenbeck
Assistant To The ProducerKammie Mann
Special Effects CoordinatorFred Buchholz
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerColin Herlihy
"B" Camera OperatorAlan Mehlbrech
Charge Scenic ArtistJanet Kalas
First Company GripEd Lowry
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