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Elementary: The Leviathan

Sherlock gets a private request to investigate an "impregnable" vault known as the Leviathan. He still manages to surprise Joan by arranging things to meet her family.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Thursday December 13th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Apr 14, 2013


Guest Stars
Steve Park (1)Steve Park (1)
As Oren Watson
Freda Foh ShenFreda Foh Shen
As Mary Watson
Gbenga  AkinnagbeGbenga Akinnagbe
As Jeremy Lopez
Reg RogersReg Rogers
As Micah Erlich
Sean DuganSean Dugan
As Charles Briggs

Co-Guest Stars
John BolgerJohn Bolger
As David Batonvert
Tonya GlanzTonya Glanz
As Gwen/Olivia Lynch
Dee HotyDee Hoty
As Patsy
Glenn KalisonGlenn Kalison
As Alan Kent
Jennifer KimJennifer Kim
As Gabrielle Harper
Nat McIntyreNat McIntyre
As Uniform (as Nathaniel McIntyre)
Sue SimmonsSue Simmons
As Reporter
Alice NiedermairAlice Niedermair
As Physical Therapist (as Alice Niedermair-Ludwig)

Max Abe PlushMax Abe Plush
As Basketball Player
Rosemary HowardRosemary Howard
As Amelie Widomski
Steve GarfantiSteve Garfanti
As K9 Police Officer
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 few masked men breaking into a vault and stealing a lot of expensive jewelry. Next, the doorbell is ringing and Watson comes downstairs to get the door. But she is surprised to see Gwen and Olivia in the house and they are barely dressed. They are twins and they spent the night with Holmes. Holmes arrives and he tells Watson that he shares a mutually beneficial relationship with the Lynch sisters. Watson finally opens the door and a man asks for Holmes and tells her that he was referred to Holmes by one of his friends in England. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Evelyne DubourgScenes of Childhood: I. of Foreign Lands and...Sherlock plays the piano
London Symphony OrchestraSymphony No.9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"...When Sherlock basks at three in the morning
Minutes Til MidnightMedicate Or StimulateDuring the vault heist
The Rolling StonesShine a LightSherlock shows Watson and her mother the news
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits

Episode Quotes
(Sherlock feels compelled to talk about his arrangement with the Lynch sisters.)
Sherlock: If you must know, Watson, the Lynch sisters and I enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.
Watson: If I must know? I didn't ask.
Sherlock: I get to study two specimens born into the world with exactly the same genetic material. In the Lynch's case there is seven major... They get the...
Watson: I didn't ask!

(A representative from the safe company asks Sherlock if he's familiar with their safe.)
Sherlock: Yes, the safe that you marketed as impregnable. Did you people learn nothing from the Titanic?

(Sherlock gets excited about being able to see the safe and leaves the rep sitting at the table)
Sherlock: We'll talk fee on the way, (Gets up while he's still talking) although I'm not sure that I have a rate for a job that's only going to take an hour or two.

(Sherlock gets frustrated when Batonvert tries to kick him out of the building.)
Sherlock: GreenStick, do you want your diamonds back or not?

(Sherlock hangs the painting about his fireplace.)
Watson: You stole a fifty million dollar painting!
Sherlock: I didn't steal it. I'm just delaying it's return. If I'm going to spend the night reading court transcripts I might as well do it in the company of a masterpiece.

(Sherlock tries to get Watson to bring him to dinner)
Sherlock: Search your conscience Watson, if you're truly comfortable going out to diner while I dream of chasing the dragon, then so be it. I have a transcript to read.

(Sherlock lays on a couch listening to very loud celebratory opera)
Sherlock: Oh, it's nearly finished. Don't turn it down I'm basking!

(Sherlock lays on the couch with his feet up against the wall)
Sherlock: It's this case Watson. It renews ones faith in the profession. It's a life of boundless surprises, detective work. (He gets up and happily strides to his wall of evidence and information)
Watson: Do I have to find you a drug test?

(Watson pours champagne down the drain while Sherlock sits at the table reflecting.)
Watson: So that means you might still be the smartest person in the world.
Sherlock: I would never suggest that.
Watson: Really? I think that's the first time I've ever heard you say anything remotely modest.
Sherlock: That's not modesty. There's just no reliable way to test the hypothesis.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Craig Sweeny  |  Carl Beverly  |  Sarah Timberman
Co-Executive ProducerChristopher Silber  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Liz Friedman  |  Corinne Brinkerhoff  |  John David Coles
ProducerGeoffrey Hemwall  |  Alysse Bezahler
Associate ProducerMelissa Owen  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorGerald Valdez
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerLori Johnson
First Assistant DirectorRichard Patrick
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew McLoota
MusicSean Callery
Music EditorChris McGeary
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerRebecca Hofherr
Set DecoratorCarrie Stewart
Location ManagerDavid Chambers
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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