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Elementary: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Joan's first case has her tracking a woman who disappeared after leaving her husband a break up video, in which she mentions a murder that Sherlock has decides to investigate.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Thursday March 14th, 2013

Director: Jerry Levine
Writer: Brian Rodenbeck

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Mar 14, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Apr 16, 2013
AU (ten) Jun 09, 2013
DK (TV2) Mar 06, 2014


Guest Stars
Ato EssandohAto Essandoh
As Alfredo Llamosa
Susan PourfarSusan Pourfar
As Emily Hankins
Josh HamiltonJosh Hamilton
As Drew Gardner
Jim True-FrostJim True-Frost
As Anson Samuels
Geneva CarrGeneva Carr
As Rebecca Burrell
Andre RoyoAndre Royo
As Thaddeus
Roxanna HopeRoxanna Hope
As Callie Burrell

Co-Guest Stars
Kenneth TigarKenneth Tigar
As Philip Armistead
Penny McNameePenny McNamee
As Vivian Tully
Jimmy PalumboJimmy Palumbo
As Security Guard
Stephen NieseStephen Niese
As Anchor

Anthony HanlonAnthony Hanlon
As Storage Manager
David Gibson(3)David Gibson(3)
As Attorney
Michael Den DekkerMichael Den Dekker
As Detective
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 an incident that took place six months ago. A girl arrives on the subway platform, and she spontaneously receives some roses from a guy. The girl tells her friend over the phone that a guy was on his way to meet his girlfriend, and his date got cancelled, and he did not want the roses to go to waste. That is why he gave them to her. The train arrives, and we see that the same guy push this girl in front of the train. Watson is having drinks with her friends and she tells them that she is enjoying her new job. She receives a call from Dr. Caruso about her new client. She wonders what kind of a name is Sherlock. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
JunipLine of FirePlayed when Watson is on the phone with Emily
Midori (1)24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1: Caprice in ...Opening scene
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits
Thurston HowardSonata No.2 In a Minor, BWV.1003, IV.AllegroSecond song by the Buskar

Episode Quotes
(Watson returns home and finds Sherlock already agitated)
Sherlock: Dreadful news, I heard from my father this morning.
Watson: Really?
Sherlock: Not the man himself of course, one of his minions. Apparently he's holding me to the bargain that we struck when I borrowed that pittance from him.
Watson: If you're referring to the two point two million dollars that you borrowed to pay off a kidnapping ransom, I'd say that's a little bit more than a pittance.

(Sherlock rants on about having to do his father the favor.)
Sherlock: Knowing father, the man is a shyster's shyster, who no doubt wants help defending a client who is equal parts Adolf Hitler and Bernie Madoff.

(Watson talks to Sherlock from the inside of a cell.)
Watson: I just keep thinking that if you were the one to break into that car she would have been there, but because it was me...

(Watson continues doubting herself after making a big mistake.)
Sherlock: (interrupts Watson) Have I... Have I told you how distracting I find self doubt? If you must wallow, I ask that you do it in the privacy of your room.
Watson: Do I need to remind you that I made a mistake last night that got me arrested?
Sherlock: Do I need to remind you that you made a discovery today that may ultimately solve both cases? Do you wish to mourn the former or celebrate the later, because I, for one, am fully engaged?

Cultural References
Sherlock guesses that his father's lawyer will need help with a client who is equal parts Adolf Hitler and Bernie Madoff. Adolf Hitler was the infamous German Dictator responsible for World War II and the corresponding holocaust.
Bernie Madoff was a stock broker and financial adviser responsible for the largest account of financial fraud in U.S history. He ran a "Wealth Management Business" for nearly fifty years before it was revealed as a ponzi scheme in 2008.

Joan tells Sherlock that she'll be doing a Columbo impression when she goes to the art gallery.

When Sherlock says, "There is no branch of detective work which is as important or as neglected as the art of tracing footsteps." It is nearly a direct quote from Arthur Conan Doyle's, A Study in Scarlet.

Episode References
The "pittance" that caused Sherlock to owe his father the favor came in Season 1 Episode 15, 'A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs'

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerCorinne Brinkerhoff  |  Christopher Silber  |  Liz Friedman
ProducerGeoffrey Hemwall  |  Jonathan Filley
Consulting ProducerChristopher Hollier  |  Jason Tracey  |  Cathryn Humphris
Associate ProducerChris Leanza  |  Melissa Owen
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorGerald Valdez  |  Victor Du Bois  |  Sondra Watanabe
CastingMark Saks
Unit Production ManagerJill Footlick
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 CoordinatorM.J. Magbanua
Assistant EditorSally Anne Fuscoe
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 Healer  |  Chris Cruse  |  Brad Powell
Department Head Make-upPersefone Karakosta
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Rodenbeck
Assistant To The ProducerKammie Mann
Special Effects CoordinatorFred Buchholz
"B" Camera OperatorAlan Mehlbrech
Charge Scenic ArtistJanet Kalas
First Company GripEd Lowry
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