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Elementary: Step Nine

A call from Scotland Yard brings Sherlock and Watson back to London in order to track down Sherlock's old partner. Once there, they find Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's brother, who'd like to be a part of Sherlock's life again.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Thursday September 26th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Sep 26, 2013
Australia Sep 29, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Oct 22, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jan 09, 2014
DK (TV2) May 01, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Rhys IfansRhys Ifans
As Mycroft Holmes

Guest Stars
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
As Inspector Gareth Lestrade
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
As Inspector Gareth Lestrade
Rufus WrightRufus Wright
As Lawrence Pendry
Rufus WrightRufus Wright
As Lawrence Pendry
Tim McMullanTim McMullan
As DCI Hopkins
Tim McMullanTim McMullan
As DCI Hopkins

Co-Guest Stars
John OwensJohn Owens
As Priest
John OwensJohn Owens
As Priest
Main Cast
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Sherlock Holmes
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Sherlock Holmes
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
As Dr. Joan Watson
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
As Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael HillJon Michael Hill
As Detective Marcus Bell
Jon Michael HillJon Michael Hill
As Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn
As Capt. Thomas "Tommy" Gregson
Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn
As Capt. Thomas "Tommy" Gregson


In London, England, the funeral of Warren Pendry is held. The funeral is interrupted by Gareth Lestrade who yells insults at Warren. The priest tells him to leave the private ceremony but Lestrade wants to pay his respects. He holds a grenade in the air and accuses Warren's son of murdering his wife, Mary. Warren ruined Lestrade's career as a police officer. Lestrade speaks to Warren and says he is wrong to think that he ruined Gareth...

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Episode Notes
The plastic gun used in the murder of Mrs. Pendry is a Defense Distributed Liberator 3D printed gun.
“Meet The ‘Liberator’: Test-Firing The World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Gun”

The original Sherlock worked out of 221B, Barker Street, London. When this Sherlock got back to London, he went to a 221B and called it his original sanctum sanctorum.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Flogging MollyThe Sun Never Shines on Closed DoorsIn the pub when Sherlock finds Lestrade
OasisHelloHolmes & Watson arrive at Scotland Yard
Sean CalleryElementary Theme SongOpening Credits
TunngFollow FollowMycroft and Sherlock say goodbye

Episode Quotes
DCI Hopkins: Good god man, you look exactly the same.
Sherlock: As do you. Save for the fact that you've gained exactly one and a quarter stone, and your hairline has receded a one and a quarter centimeter.
DCI Hopkins: Ey, you're slipping. I've gained exactly one and a half stone.
Sherlock: No, I'm not slipping. I've just grown more courteous.

Watson: You had to tell him I was the number one security expert? You couldn't tell them I was number 8?

Episode Goofs
In the first season, Sherlock brought Watson to Norway. In order to travel from the U.S.A to Norway you need a passport. He would have known she had one, and through all his researching and snooping, he'd more than likely know exactly when it expires. Also in season one, he didn't bother to ask, he just told her they were going. Sherlock is not one for blind guesses.

Cultural References
When Sherlock and DCI Hopkins have their banter in London. They mention Hopkins gaining stone. "Stone" is what the UK uses for weight measurement. 1 stone is equivalent to 14 pounds. DCI Hopkins gained 21 pounds in the time that Holmes has been in New York.

When Mycroft is saying goodbye to Sherlock, he says, "Have a safe trip back to 'The Colonies'". His use of "The Colonies" is, in a way, a snub. The United States were initially colonized by the British, but broke away. Britain still technically has colonies, Canada and Jamaica for example could fit under the term "The Colonies", but the U.S.A does not.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Polson  |  Jason Tracey  |  Liz Friedman
Supervising ProducerCathryn Humphris  |  Robert Goodman
ProducerJonathan Filley  |  Christopher Hollier
Co-ProducerMelissa Owen
Consulting ProducerZachary Reiter
Associate ProducerChris Leanza  |  David Yoneshige  |  Kammie Mann
EditorSondra Watanabe
CastingMark Saks  |  Priscilla John
Unit Production ManagerJill Footlick  |  Philippa Naughten
First Assistant DirectorLance Roehrig
Second Assistant DirectorSalvatore E. Sutera
MusicSean Callery
Music EditorChris McGeary
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerRebecca Hofherr
Set DecoratorDeborah Greene
Location ManagerNick Fulton
Property MasterEric Cheripka
Construction CoordinatorMike Herlihy
Production Sound MixerDaniel McIntosh
Script SupervisorOlenka Denysenko
Production CoordinatorEmma Mallett
Assistant EditorJeff Vacirca
Post Production SupervisorTara McSherry
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerJeffrey Perkins  |  Eric Justen
Story EditorJeffrey Paul King
Stunt CoordinatorMike Russo
Art DirectorClay Brown
Visual Effects SupervisorBrad Powell
Casting AssistantZak Kahn
Chief Lighting TechnicianKevin Janicelli (2)
Transportation CaptainKenny Gaskins
"A" Camera OperatorAlan Mehlbrech
Department Head HairLizzie Reilly
Department Head Make-upPersefone Karakosta
ColoristTony D'Amore
Special Effects CoordinatorKevin Zack
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerMichael Tuths
"B" Camera OperatorJeremy Weishaar
Charge Scenic ArtistJanet Kalas
First Company GripEd Lowry
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