Elementary: Season 1, Episode 15

A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs (7 Feb. 2013)

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Holmes' former drug supplier comes to him for help to find his kidnapped daughter. He agrees to help him despite Watson's protests. When Holmes appears stymied, the former dealer encourages Holmes to go back on drugs, hoping it will help him solve the case.



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Episode cast overview:
Rhys Kinlan
Xande Diaz
Derrick Hughes
Emily Grant
Delivery Guy
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Sherlock's former cocaine dealer Rhys Kinlan still has a key, so he's waiting for Holmes and Watson, naked from the shower, when Watson finds him and calls for Holmes. It's about his daughter Emily Grant who was kidnapped for a huge ransom, equaling the fortune he stole from Dominican drug cartel baron Reynaldo, but lost gambling in his Thai hideout. The fiend and his New York HQ, a nightclub, are watched by a DEA undercover agent. Rhys also has a dynamic effect on Sherlock's rehab attitude. Written by KGF Vissers

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Holmes claims to be able to identify 140 different brands of cigarettes and cigars by their ash alone, which he says Watson would know if she read his monographs. This is a reference to the original novels, where this is used to show the methodical and focused nature of Sherlock Holmes. See more »


Holmes, speaking to his addiction support group, refers to a mongoose as a rodent. Mongooses are carnivores of the family Herpestidae, not rodents. See more »


[Rhys is lying in the hospital after being shot]
Rhys Kinlan: After everything I've done to my liver, you'd think it could deflect a couple of bullets.
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Written by Jordan S. Smith
Performed by Bootstraps
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A notch above .... great
27 January 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

First, this review written in 2015, I am happy that this excellent series is still going strong, in spite of the naysayers who were unjustly swayed by the British version (which is an entirely different artistic venture, more designed to highlight the incredible talent of the writer, not the character).

What I like most about this series is the even-ness and predictably. It is consistently solid. It is similar to the original CSI series (before "Grissom" left). If you knew in advance you were about to be stranded on a deserted island, you would want to bring along the full DVD set of CSI, or ELEMENTARY, to help pass the time.

That said, this episode is elevated by the presence of John Hannah (former Scion of the House of Batiatus) who couldn't give a bad performance if he tried.

The red herring with the step-father is clever. And so is the "reversal" with the character that Holmes accidentally meets in the restroom.

Good solid fun.

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