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Elementary: On The Line

After foiling a frame up, Holmes rubs the NYPD the wrong way when he accuses the intended victim of being a serial killer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Thursday November 21st, 2013

Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Jason Tracey

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Nov 24, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Dec 17, 2013
Netherlands Sep 11, 2014


Guest Stars
Troy GarityTroy Garity
As Lucas Bundsch
Chris BauerChris Bauer
As Detective Gerry Coventry
Eric Sheffer StevensEric Sheffer Stevens
As Tim Spalding

Co-Guest Stars
Dillan ArrickDillan Arrick
As Jenna Lombard
Marcus CallenderMarcus Callender
As Young Cop
Charlotte MaierCharlotte Maier
As Cynthia Tilden
Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy
As Sheriff's Officer #1
Lucas DixonLucas Dixon
As Sheriff's Officer #2
Dee PelletierDee Pelletier
As Polygraph Examiner
Kate Cullen RobertsKate Cullen Roberts
As Kathy Spalding
Kacie SheikKacie Sheik
As Receptionist
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


A woman shoots herself on the edge of a bridge. The gun is attached to a dumbbell and it sinks into the river once she fires a shot...

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Episode Notes
The opening scene was shot on the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

Episode Quotes
Lucas: Samantha fixated on me after her sister died. It ruined her life. I really hope that you don't make the same mistake.

Captain Gregson: You're a good detective Jerry. For a second, I thought maybe you were going to be a great one. But instead of grinding, you sit on that stool, and you bitch, and you moan...
Detective Coventry: You can think this is personal all you want, but half the precinct thinks you've got to be crazier than this Holmes guy to put up with it.

Lucas: You know I was actually very sorry to hear about Samantha, despite our differences. I think her death was tragic, but maybe it's a blessing in disguise. She did have a certain understanding of what her sister may have gone through in those weeks before her death. What if the truth was... was much much worse.
(Sherlock punches him)

(Pulls Joan's wallet from a pocket)
Sherlock: You're wallet, lifted from your purse on the way home, even as you stared daggers at me from three feet away. It's a mere reminder that however skilled you know me to be at deducing how crimes are committed I am every bit as adept at committing them myself.

(Standing in the doorway to his office, addressing the precinct)
Captain Gregson: Everybody! Listen up! It has come to my attention that there's some of you aren't thrilled with the way some things are done around here... Think I've given our consultants a little too much sway... Some friends of mine wanted to let me know before it was too late to right the ship, and I appreciate that. We've got a mission here. It's to protect this city, and the citizens that live in it. You are all part of that effort every day. Most of you do yourselves, and this department proud. And for that, i want to thank you. But if anybody has a problem with how I utilize all the tools at my disposal, be it Holmes and Watson, or the coffee machine, there's the door. Back to work.

(Talking to Joan about his treatment of the detectives)
Sherlock: ... No. I am not a nice man. It's important that you understand that. It's going to save you a great deal of time and effort. There is not a warmer kinder me, waiting to be coaxed out into the light. I am acerbic, I can be cruel. That's who I am, right to the bottom. I am neither proud of this nor ashamed of it. It simply is. In my work, my nature has been an advantage far more than it has a hindrance. I'm not going to change.

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 ProducerKammie Mann  |  David Yoneshige  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerAndrew Bernard
EditorBill Zabala
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 EditorMarc Clark (1)
Post Production SupervisorTara McSherry
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerEric Justen  |  Jeffrey Perkins
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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