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Elementary: Possibility Two

Sherlock takes a private case when a philanthropist with dementia believes that someone is murdering him. He also starts to officially train Watson by sending her on errands and having her present her own theories on their case.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Thursday February 21st, 2013

Director: Seith Mann
Writer: Mark Goffman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 09, 2013
AU (ten) Jun 02, 2013

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Guest Stars
David Furr
As Paul Reeves
Christopher Sieber
As Carter Lydon
Albert Jones
As Benny Cordero
Jennifer Lim
As Natasha Kademan
Gibson Frazier
As Raph Keating
Dennis Boutsikaris
As Gerald Lydon

Co-Guest Stars
Steven Hauck
As Crabtree
Michael Izquierdo
As Joshua Lydon
Caroline Strong
As Ashley Mitchell
Tom Galantich
As Brian Watt
Barbara Miluski
As Agnieszka
Aleksander Mici
As Ludoslaw
Patricia Conolly
As Greta Dunwoody
Bennett Bradley
As Ms. Tompkins
Main Cast
Jonny Lee Miller
As Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu
As Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill
As Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan Quinn
As Capt. Thomas "Tommy" Gregson


The episode begins at a crime scene where Bell tells Holmes that the two men who are murdered worked for ZBZ Securities and they had a contract for the museum. But Bell tells them that there is nothing missing from the museum. Holmes wants Watson to analyze the scene and state her deductions. Watson is taken aback; but she quickly gathers herself and tells him that the men were chased on to the parking lot and then shot. But the direction, in which the killer ran off, cannot be determined. Holmes tells her that there was no chase at all. Judging by the uniforms, Holmes tells them that one of them is a bad man posing as a guard and the other one is a real security guard. ..

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Episode Notes
When Sherlock is on the phone before telling Watson that they're going to Norway he says, "Når er kontorene deres åpne for publikum? Takk for det. Ha det bra." He's asking whoever is on the other line, "When are your offices open to the public? Thank you. Goodbye."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Claire DiterziLa Vieille ChanteuseWhen Sherlock is trying to figure out the molecule
EelsNew AlphabetWhen Sherlock is trying to catch his bee
Jeremiah JonesPrelude In B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6Mrs. Dunwoody is trying to practice it
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits

Episode Quotes
(Watson asks Sherlock why he denied knowing about the dry cleaners while he tries to catch his loose bee.)
Sherlock:I wanted you to learn to trust your instincts. (Slams the jar down catching the bee.) A good detective knows that every task, every interaction, no matter how seemingly benahl, has the potential to contain multitudes. I live my life alert to this possibility. I expect my colleagues to do the same.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerCorinne Brinkerhoff  |  Christopher Silber  |  Liz Friedman  |  John David Coles  |  Mark Goffman
ProducerJonathan Filley  |  Geoffrey Hemwall
Consulting ProducerJason Tracey
Associate ProducerMelissa Owen  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorSondra Watanabe
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerJill Footlick
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 EditorJeff Vacirca
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 ProducerBrad Powell  |  Chris Cruse
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
Warning: Elementary season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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