CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 5, Episode 11

Who Shot Sherlock (6 Jan. 2005)

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Greg is doing his final proficiency test and he has a case to solve. Ironically, he investigates the death of a Sherlock Holmes- wannabe, obsessive to the point of recreating the great ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Marquette / Irene
Josh Frost / Moriarty
Lyle Davis
Nelson Oakes / Dr. Watson
Detective Chris Cavaliere (as Jose Zuniga)
Ted Rooney ...
Denny Kingsley / Sherlock Holmes


Greg is doing his final proficiency test and he has a case to solve. Ironically, he investigates the death of a Sherlock Holmes- wannabe, obsessive to the point of recreating the great detective's living room in his home. He died from a close-range gunshot wound. The murder weapon is not found in the scene although everything other pieces of evidence suggest that it was a suicide. Working under Catherine, Nick and Warrick works on a case of a dead guy found in his car which veered off the highway. Dr. Robbins cannot find the cause of death and it is left to the two detectives to solve the mystery. Written by Ploy P.

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The method in which the murder weapon was concealed closely parallels the Holmes story "Thor Bridge" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. See more »


The wannabe Holmes looks out the window of his 221B Baker Street re-creation to see a simulated period London street scene. But the scene shows a ground-floor view; in the Arthur Conan Doyle "canon" Holmes' sitting room was one floor up. This "Holmes" was a stickler for details, so it is unlikely he would have allowed such an obvious error. The wannabe Irene Adler speaks with an English accent. The character of Irene Adler was American, as stated by Holmes in the story she appeared in, "A Scandal in Bohemia". See more »


Greg Sanders: So, are you going to say, "The game's afoot"?
Gil Grissom: I didn't know you were a Conan Doyle fan, Greg.
Greg Sanders: I'm not. I saw a Sherlock Holmes movie once, by mistake.
Gil Grissom: Well just so you know, those movies never ended like this.
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"The Case Batman Failed to Solve"
1 May 2006 | by (Granada, Spain) – See all my reviews

This Sherlock story is like the first one published in "Batman 14" (Cover Date: Dec/Jan 1942). A story plot can be found at http://www.dcindexes.com/database/story-details.php?storyid=7341

Synopsis: Batman and Robin are invited to attend a meeting of great detectives. The Guest of Honor, Dana Drye, is shot to begin the meeting. The other detectives and Batman join together to solve the mystery of his murder. Batman follows several leads. Eventually he learns that Drye was dying of an incurable disease, and his death was suicide. Drye had also discovered Batman's secret identity. In order to protect his own secret, Batman pretends to fail in his effort to solve the case.

This Dana Drye planned his own dead so the gun desappears.

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