Elementary (2012– )
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While You Were Sleeping 

Two heirs of a fortune are murder suspects, but one sister has an undeniable alibi and the other is a coma patient. Holmes is baffled as to how a coma patient could be the killer until another addict in his support group gives him an idea.



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Episode cast overview:
Rebecca Ellison
Ty Morstan
Michael McGee
Chris Bresky ...
Recovering Addict
Amy Landon ...
Yvette Ellison
Paul Michael Valley ...
Burly Man


Holmes is brought in on a case and very quickly deducts who the offender is. When the police go to make an arrest they discover Holmes could not possibly be right. Holmes obsessed with his own ability sets out to prove the police are wrong. Written by glenchapman@ruraltel.net

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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4 October 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Rebecca Ellison slaps Holmes. He says that she took him by surprise because she's a lefty. He then goes on to pat his right cheek, saying that it's leathery from slaps, and that his left is soft as a baby's bottom. If slapped by a right-handed person, the slap would land on his left check, supposedly the soft one. When slapped by a left-handed person, the slap would land on the right cheek, allegedly the leathery one. See more »


Dr. Joan Watson: Hey, I found something in the hall closet the other day.
Sherlock Holmes: Was it the zipper mask, because I swear I'm just holding that for a friend.
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Elementary While You Were Sleeping
6 October 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Sherlock and Watson go to an AA meeting to hear other people's stories and maybe tell their own. Then Sherlock walks out because he put himself in a trans for being bored. New case for Sherlock to try solve which is a dead guy at the top of a set of stairs who was robbed and left to die. In comes Sherlock with his great detective skills to find some things that people cannot find. He finds out that their was a female who shoot him and he also notices that it was then neighbour who stole but the killer i still out there. (Cool opening credits), when interviewing they learn that more cops do not believe in Sherlock but as we all know that does not really matter. Watson then meets up with her date. Sherlock Holmes did not tell the Captian that he was in Rehab. Then Sherlock goes to visit a women suspected of killing but she was in a coma for a few days and couldn't of killed the man. Sherlock has the idea to go visit the twin sister but unlike her sister she has blonde hair and doesn't look much like the woman described. Then there is a murder which seems to be the same as before so that makes the neighbour not responsible for the murder. It was the sister of the first victim, they both had some same problems. They police then go back to the twin to ask her about everything, if she was the one who had murdered the brother/sister. Another AA meeting and Watson/Holmes are in a fight, then when a women talks about her problems Sherlock comes up with an idea and has to tell Watson. It turns out that the sister who was in the coma was put out so she could kill. It seems Sherlock's outburst was just a distraction. Sherlock's plan works out and he has fooled everyone. Another nice episode and I like how Miller plays Sherlock so different and sometimes better in my opinion. Lucy Liu is also good even better then Freeman I believe.


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