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Elementary: Heroine

Sherlock and Watson attempt to take Moriarty head on.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x24
Airdate: Thursday May 16th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 28, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Jun 26, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 21, 2013
DK (TV2) Apr 24, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 29, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
As Moriarty

Guest Stars
Erik JensenErik Jensen
As Isaac Proctor
Dominic FumusaDominic Fumusa
As Jordan Conroy
Michael AronovMichael Aronov
As Andrej Bacera
Austin LysyAustin Lysy
As Chad Lerberg
Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
As Christos Theophilus
Christopher McCannChristopher McCann
As Dr. Del Santo
John Bedford LloydJohn Bedford Lloyd
As Lieutenant
Lucas Caleb RooneyLucas Caleb Rooney
As Duane Proctor

Co-Guest Stars
Kevyn MorrowKevyn Morrow
As N.D. Detective
Justine CotsonasJustine Cotsonas
As Jovana Bacera
Michael IannucciMichael Iannucci
As Medical Examiner
Karen LudwigKaren Ludwig
As Melanie Waters

Steve Park (1)Steve Park (1)
voiced Oren Watson
Brian KealtyBrian Kealty
As Precinct Detective
Delance MinefeeDelance Minefee
As Fine Diner
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 Irene telling Holmes that this isn’t how she wanted to reveal herself to him, but Isaac forced the issue. Holmes wants to why she seduced him and then led him to believe that she was dead. She tells him that he is the detective, so he should be the one finding answers. Holmes figures that he must have interrupted one of her plans. She tells him that he interrupted her “several” plans, several assassinations that she had meticulously planned. She tells him that initially she had planned to kill him but when she got to know him, she became more curious about him. ..

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Episode Notes
The zebra at the horse ranch was a painted horse.

The restaurant where Moriarty talks to Watson was the Four Seasons Hotel, in Manhattan.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beady EyeStart AnewWhen Sherlock names the new species after Watson
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits

Episode Quotes
(Moriarty stands over the wounded and defeated Sherlock.)
Moriarty: Same old Sherlock. You look at people and see a puzzle. I see games. You? You're a game I'll win every time.
Sherlock: You might as well just kill me now, because whatever it is you came here to do, I'll stop you.
Moriarty: I would never kill you. Not in a million years. You may not be as unique as you thought Darling, but you're still a work of art. And I appreciate art. What I can do, what I will do is hurt you. Worse than I did before. I have reserves of creativity I haven't even begun to tap. So please, for your own good, let me win.

(Sherlock and Watson catch up while Watson stitches Sherlock's bullet wound.)
Sherlock: Thanks to her I now I have perfect clarity. You've never seen me with perfect clarity.
Watson: Okay, Irene is Moriarty, you think she's here to do something terrible. You have a hole in your shoulder, and a dead assassin on the third floor of our home. Where would you like to start?

(While staking out the ship, Bell and Sherlock talk about how Sherlock is feeling after all that has happened.)
Sherlock: I've never had a nemesis before. Not a proper one. I'm quite looking forward to it. I imagine it to be tremendously energizing.

(Watson tries to do a quick maintenance check on Sherlock's bullet wound.)
Watson: Hows the pain today?
Sherlock: It's fine, barely noticeable.
Watson: Give me a number one to ten.
Sherlock: (Getting impatient) Pi.

(Moriarty abducts Watson and takes her to a crowded restaurant.)
Moriarty: You're not afraid of me?
Watson: Too angry to be afraid. Or maybe its just because we're in a crowded restaraunt.
Moriarty: Over the course of my career I've plotted exactly seven murders that were carried out in crowded restaurants. Killing you here is far from impossible. It's just not what I want.

(Watson decides to give Moriarty a slight challenge)
Watson: I thought you told him that you were just like him. That you saw the same things that he did.
Moriarty: Well, women can be a bit more difficult to read. Just ask Sherlock.

(Sherlock's noise brings Watson out to him.)
Sherlock: Ooh! Morning! Ugh! (swinging his right hand over his left shoulder)
Watson: You're slapping your hand into your bullet wound.
Sherlock: I was having trouble staying awake. I tried reasoning with my hypothalamus but in the end it required corporal punishment.

(Sherlock and Watson have it out in the station after Moriarty beats Sherlock again.)
Watson: I am your partner and you can not keep going on like this. Now (Sherlock interrupts)
Sherlock: You know, I almost stole a bottle of opiates from a crime scene yesterday. You know why I didn't? Because of you. Because I knew how disappointed you'd be in me. If I only had the words to describe how disappointed in you I am at the moment!

(Moriarty visits Sherlock in the hospital.)
Sherlock: Apparently we are the same, you and I. We both made the same mistake. We fell in love. It made us stupid.
Moriarty: I made nearly a billion dollars today, I don't feel stupid.
Sherlock: (Smiling) You know she solved you, the mascot, Watson. She diagnosed your condition earlier this evening.

Episode References
The bee that wasn't supposed to be able to reproduce with the rest of Sherlock's hive, but did, was given to him in Season 1 Episode 17, 'Possibility Two'.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerChristopher Silber  |  Liz Friedman  |  Corinne Brinkerhoff
ProducerJonathan Filley  |  Geoffrey Hemwall
Consulting ProducerChristopher Hollier  |  Cathryn Humphris  |  Jason Tracey
Associate ProducerMelissa Owen  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorGerald Valdez
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 ManagerPat Weber Sones  |  David Chambers
Property MasterEric Cheripka
Construction CoordinatorMike Melchiorre
Production Sound MixerScott Breindel
Script SupervisorOlenka Denysenko
Production CoordinatorM.J. Magbanua
Assistant EditorJeff Vacirca  |  Sally Anne Fuscoe
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerEric Justen  |  Jeffrey Perkins
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 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
"B" Camera OperatorAlan Mehlbrech
Charge Scenic ArtistJanet Kalas
First Company GripEd Lowry
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