Elementary (2012–2019)
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An A.I. computer is suspected for the murder of its creator; Sherlock and the team go to work to solve the case.


Guy Ferland


Robert Doherty (created by), Craig Sweeny





Episode cast overview:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu ... Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill ... Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan Quinn ... Captain Thomas Gregson
Ophelia Lovibond ... Kitty Winter
Michael Cristofer ... Isaac Pyke
Raza Jaffrey ... Andrew Paek
Michael Chernus ... Edwin Borstein
Condola Rashad ... Melinda Young
Halley Feiffer ... Erin Rabin
Robert Capron ... Mason
Jonathan Judge-Russo ... Michael Webb
Amy Morse ... Receptionist (as Amy V. Morse)
Bill Winkler ... Robert Burnett
Kathryn Gordon ... Bella (voice)


When a groundbreaking artificial intelligence software program is stolen, Sherlock agrees to take on the case, but enlists Joan's assistance in solving it when he becomes more interested in disproving the computer's abilities than finding the thief. Meanwhile, Joan confronts Sherlock about his motives after she learns he has been in direct contact with her boyfriend, Andrew, without her knowledge.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

20 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode features a cat burglar named "Raffles". He is named after the fictious character AJ Raffles from the Amateur Cracksman series of books by EW Hornung. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and the first Raffles stories were dedicated to Doyle See more »


Kitty repeatedly refers to Sherlock's pet tortoise as a turtle. This may be a deliberate attempt to annoy the pedantic Sherlock of course. See more »


Dr. Joan Watson: [knocks on the window, then loudly to Sherlock] You're not planning to destroy the computer, are you?
Sherlock Holmes: No, I'm not planning to destroy the bloody computer!
Dr. Joan Watson: [to Kitty] Just ride it out. If he starts hitting things, use the fire extinguisher on him.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Baring Teeth for Revolt
Performed by Goatwhore
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No knowledge by the writer!
16 December 2014 | by dshell102See all my reviews

When Sherlock becomes an idiot because of a poor writer, it totally ruins the credibility of the story. There's a lot, but I'm going to keep this simple. It would be very easy to disprove the lady who claimed to have written the program. How did she get it? Uh... Did she write it? Yes. Really? Because you have no programming skills, as I believe was earlier stated in the show while they checked her out, and if she doesn't know the first thing about programming, which is easily proved, then they have their conspiracy and murderer. It's how they knew she didn't do it alone in the first place, but they weren't smart enough to prove it? It would be like saying the defendant knows Spanish. Okay, speak a little Spanish like "no creo" - I don't believe. Easy to prove. Also easy to show the professor's background in computers. It was REALLY poor writing and destroyed the ending taking away all intelligence from the story, the plot, the moral conundrum....everything, because they made the usually knowledgeable Sherlock less than intelligent - stupid. Sad.

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