Elementary (2012–2019)
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The Long Fuse 

While Watson struggles with Holmes over finding a new sponsor, they work a case of a bombing of an Internet company. The bomb was planted four years ago but it's inconceivable that anyone would plan a bombing so far into the future.


Andrew Bernstein


Robert Doherty (created by) (as Rob Doherty), Jeffrey Paul King




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu ... Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill ... Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan Quinn ... Captain Thomas Gregson
Lisa Edelstein ... Heather Vanowen
John Pankow ... Edgar Knowles
Ato Essandoh ... Alfredo Llamosa
Donnie Keshawarz ... Earl Wheeler
Adam Mucci ... Rennie James
Deepa Purohit Deepa Purohit ... Himali Singh
Rufus Collins Rufus Collins ... Adrian
Dan Bittner ... David Preston
Charles Socarides ... Royce Maltz
Vedant Gokhale Vedant Gokhale ... Pradeep Singh
Steve Cirbus Steve Cirbus ... Bomb Squad Tech


An explosion in a computer firm, where most could improvise such bomb hidden deep in the ventilation system, kills an employee. Holmes keeps changing his theory each time the NYPD has caught up with his previous one. The target was chosen amazingly precisely, but years in advance. Meanwhile Watson stubbornly keeps looking for her successor as Holmes' addiction buddy, only to find him as determined to scare them all away. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

29 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Sherlock asks his would-be sponsor about taking diphenhydramine to counteract poisoning. He later tells Watson that diphenhydramine is a hallucinogenic drug that has been outlawed in some countries. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine, the main ingredient in OTC Benadryl See more »


When Sherlock finds the pager, he remarks that it is out of place in such a high tech place as a web design and hosting firm. During the time that this episode is set, web hosts/server companies were a common customer of paging and assured messaging devices like pagers, as the pagers were the most reliable way of server monitoring software to notify the company of a server or connection failure. Like doctors, IT engineers carried pagers so they would not miss critical messages where a cell phone would not be as reliable, especially in-building or in a large city. See more »


[watching the police interview a bombing suspect]
Dr. Joan Watson: You don't look convinced.
Sherlock Holmes: Bomb building is a dangerous venture. It requires patience, precision, attention to detail. Mr. Jacobs's wristwatch is nine minutes slow, and his fly is three-quarters unzipped. That doesn't scream "detail-oriented."
Dr. Joan Watson: Ted Kaczynski looked like a hobo puked another hobo. He managed to hurt plenty of people.
Sherlock Holmes: And point taken.
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