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On the Line 

Holmes and Watson uncover the identity of a serial killer whose case has gone cold and find themselves butting heads with the NYPD.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Marcus Bell
Lucas Bundsch
Detective Gerry Coventry
Tim Spalding
Dillan Arrick ...
Jenna Lombard
Young Cop
Charlotte Maier ...
Cynthia Tilden
Sheriff's Officer #1
Sheriff's Officer #2
Howard W. Overshown ...
Dee Pelletier ...
Polygraph Examiner
Kate Cullen Roberts ...
Kathy Spalding


A lady stages a suicide in order to prosecute Bunch, who may have killed her sister. Sherlock and Joan follow leads to find out whether Bunch may be guilty. Meanwhile Joan and Sherlock have many discrepancies over Sherlock not showing any respect. Written by BlakeH27

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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21 November 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The storyline quickly departs from the events of the opening scenes, which encompass a 1922 short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In "The Problem of Thor Bridge," a woman dies after being shot on a bridge, and the clues point to one person as the murderer. Sherlock's investigation reveals that the dead woman had arranged her own suicide solely to frame someone for her "murder." See more »


When Sherlock and Watson are in the kitchen talking, Watson puts the kettle on the hob, then gets a mug out and puts it on the counter. Several times when the camera pans back to Watson the mug has moved to the opposite side of her mobile phone, then back again. See more »


Captain Thomas Gregson: Everybody? Listen up. It has come to my attention that there's some of you that aren't thrilled 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, ...
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Time Is on My Side
Written by Jerry Ragovoy and Jimmy Norman
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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8 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Is simply this.

When faced with a terrible film or TV sode, it is easy to share the problems. To a seasoned reviewer (some might say an overcooked reviewer)the flaws fall trippingly off the tongue.

However with a quality show we become spoiled. Our expectations are high to start with, so we accept the quality without question.

Which is unfair.

This episode from 2013 had no prior reviews which is a shame. It is wonderful. Holmes and Watson not only bang heads with a dangerous psychopath (always fun) but also with an ego-driven police detective who gives the duo a chance to explore their relationship in more depth than we saw in season one.

Entertaining and engaging.

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