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Elementary: The Marchioness

Mycroft arrives in New York and recruits Sherlock and Watson to help his former fiance. The history between the brothers comes out more as the history between Watson and Mycroft is revealed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Thursday November 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Nov 10, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Dec 03, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Rhys IfansRhys Ifans
As Mycroft Holmes

Guest Stars
Olivia dOlivia d'Abo
As Nigella Mason
Phyllis SomervillePhyllis Somerville
As Miriam Berg
Andrew SamonskyAndrew Samonsky
As El Mecanico / Keith Newell
Joe ForbrichJoe Forbrich
As Brad Scheff

Co-Guest Stars
Ken MarksKen Marks
As Chairman
Jane PfitschJane Pfitsch
As Lisanne
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


Sherlock attends a narcotics anonymous meeting and states that sometimes he feels like he should have been born in another time. He wonders if he would have been an addict if he was alive during a quieter time. Mycroft is also at the meeting to support him but Sherlock leaves in anger. Watson is waiting outside of the meeting and is also surprised to see Mycroft. He's there because a friend of the Holmes' is in trouble. Mycroft is opening a new restaurant in Tribeca and takes them there to see it. Mycroft's friend that needs help is also there. It's Nigella Mason, Mycroft's former fiance who had an affair with Sherlock...

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Episode Notes
When Mycroft first speaks during the Narcotics Anonymous meeting, he asks if Sherlock would have preferred being born "Something like what, two hundred years ago?". In the original stories Sherlock was born in the mid 1800s. Loosely, Mycroft is asking the modern day Sherlock if he'd prefer the era when the original Sherlock was born.

The horse's name, Silver Blaze, is an nod to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Silver Blaze" in which Sherlock tracks down a missing race horse, with the same name, and solves the murder of it's trainer.

The scenes involving the stables were shot at Mistover Farms in Pawling, New York, which is also where they filmed the town center/park area.

Mycroft's restaraunt "Diogenes" Shares the name with the club that he co-found in the original stories.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ages And AgesAnte UpMycroft and Sherlock sit and talk at the end

Episode Quotes
(Sherlock shares on his own at a meeting and explains his hyper awareness and it's relationship with the drugs.)
Sherlock: If I had just been born when it was a little quieter out there, would I even have become an addict in the first place? Might I have been more focused, a more fully realized person?
Addict: What like ancient Greece?
Sherlock: Do you have any idea what passed for dental care in the Hellenic era? No no, I'd want some of the wonders of modernity. Just before everything got...(Shakes his hands next to his head) amplified.
Mycroft: Something like what? Two hundred years ago?

(Sherlock furiously storms out of the meeting and confronts his brother.)
Sherlock: Explain yourself!
Mycroft: Your maid told me you'd gone out, I wheedled her a bit to find out where.
Sherlock: You live in England!
Mycroft: Did you know that the invention of flying conveyance is capable of hurdling its passengers across vast distances. (Turns to Watson and ignores his brother) Joan, delighted to see you.

(One of the acting chef's in Mycroft's new restaurant preps the table for the tasting menu.)
Chef: I know we're not serving alcohol today, are there any other dietary restrictions?
Sherlock: I lose my appetite in the company of social climbing trollops.
(Blank stare from the chef)
Watson: No, thank you, we're fine.

(Mycroft, Sherlock, and Watson open a large bag of evidence in their precinct conference room.)
Mycroft: The policeman in Ulster County said we could look in the bag, not take it away.
Sherlock: That's why I find it best not to ask. They can get quite territorial when you say that you want to take evidence with you. They certainly weren't using it to solve any crimes.

(Sherlock finds Mycroft cooking a nice meal.)
Sherlock: A lingering dinner, especially in the midst of a case, is an indulgence.
Mycroft: You think that conversation is an indulgence?
Sherlock: The meal itself is an indulgence. The conversation is an annoyance within an indulgence.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRobert Doherty
Executive ProducerRobert Doherty  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Craig Sweeny
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  Jason Tracey  |  John Polson
Supervising ProducerCathryn Humphris  |  Robert Goodman
ProducerJonathan Filley  |  Christopher Hollier
Co-ProducerMelissa Owen
Consulting ProducerZachary Reiter
Associate ProducerChris Leanza  |  Kammie Mann  |  David Yoneshige
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorSondra 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 EditorJeff Vacirca
Post Production SupervisorTara McSherry
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerJeffrey Perkins  |  Eric Justen
Director of PhotographyRon Fortunato
Story EditorJeffrey Paul King
Stunt CoordinatorMike Russo
Art DirectorClay Brown
Visual Effects SupervisorBrad Powell
Production AccountantSarah Rubenstein
Casting AssistantZak Kahn
Chief Lighting TechnicianKevin Janicelli (2)
Transportation CaptainKenny Gaskins
"A" Camera OperatorAlan Mehlbrech
Department Head HairLizzie Reilly
Visual Effects ProducerChris Cruse
Department Head Make-upPersefone Karakosta
ColoristTony D'Amore
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Rodenbeck
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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