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Elementary: A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs

When a friend's daughter gets kidnapped Sherlock agrees to help without involving the NYPD. Watson has to work a little harder when she finds out that the friend was also his drug dealer.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x15
Airdate: Thursday February 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 26, 2013
AU (ten) May 19, 2013

Guest Stars
John HannahJohn Hannah
As Rhys Kinlan
Michael IrbyMichael Irby
As Special Agent Xande Diaz
Armand SchultzArmand Schultz
As Derrick Hughes

Co-Guest Stars
Allie GalleraniAllie Gallerani
As Emily Grant
Joey AuzenneJoey Auzenne
As Delivery Guy
Herman ChavezHerman Chavez
As Dominican Painter #1

Mauricio OvalleMauricio Ovalle
As Reynaldo
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 and a woman comes home from a jog/the gym, gets a drink of water, and answers banging at the door. It's a "delivery guy" who wants to charge his phone. It's clearly a scam and she tries to blow him off. Coincidentally, as that guy walks away, another guy in a hoodie busts in and drugs her and drags her body into the kitchen. He then apparently puts her in a suitcase and wheels her away. The first guy is shown thanking a cab driver for letting him charge his phone with his charger in the cab. Sherlock in the meantime shares in a group about a crime, going on and on at length about a mongoose, and the group is clearly not amused. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BootstrapsForty FiveEnd of the episode
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits
Zoe KeatingEscape ArtistOpening the episode; Watson catches Rhys smoking

Episode Quotes
(Watson voiced her concern about Sherlock associating with his old dealer.)
Sherlock: You're right. He is a trigger. The moment I laid eyes on him my mind conjured images of heroin bubbling in a spoon. I felt an undeniable almost gravitational pull, yet as I've already mentioned, I considered the man a friend. I won't be turning him away. ... You're just going to have to work a bit harder this week.

(Sherlock and Watson bring Reese to the club to find clues.)
Watson: This is seriously the plan? Reese walks around on the off chance that he recognizes someone before they recognize him?
Sherlock: Well... He's wearing a hat.

(Watson comes down for breakfast and finds that Sherlock is already working.)
Sherlock: Suffocatingly inane...
Watson: Good morning.
Sherlock: This is soul crushing in it's utter banality. Sufficiently asinine as to constitute a valid argument for eugenics.
Watson: Okay, I give up. What are you reading?
Sherlock: Emily's twitter feed, excruciating medium.

(Sherlock comes to Rhys and Watson to tell them about the plan.)
Sherlock: He agreed to loan me two point two million dollars, on the condition that I perform various errands for him in the future. Knowing him it's a virtual lock that I'll be stealing candy from infants or clubbing young seals.

(Sherlock visits his old friend in the hospital and leaves him with an envelope of money.)
Rhys: Is it for my benefit or for yours?
Sherlock: The road to recovery, I've found, is as treacherous as it is tedious. Tests of my sobriety arise almost daily. You were just the most recent. (Turns to walk away.)
Rhys: Hey, I believe in you. I always will.

Cultural References
When Sherlock is describing a case during the meeting what he's describing is the short story "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  Christopher Silber  |  Mark Goffman  |  Corinne Brinkerhoff  |  John David Coles
ProducerJonathan Filley  |  Geoffrey Hemwall
Consulting ProducerJason Tracey
Associate ProducerMelissa Owen  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorVictor Du Bois
CastingMark Saks
First Assistant DirectorLeo Zisman
Second Assistant DirectorJim Nickas
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 CoordinatorM.J. Magbanua
Assistant EditorSally Anne Fuscoe
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerEric Justen  |  Jeffrey Perkins
Director of PhotographyRoy H. Wagner
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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