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Up to Heaven and Down to Hell 

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When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend, a former NYPD officer, she inadvertently sets the couple's breakup in motion. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the murder... See full summary »

Director:

John Polson

Writers:

Robert Doherty (created by), Tamara Jaron
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Cast

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
Jordan Gelber ... Dr. Eugene Hawes
Malcolm Gets ... Malcolm Busquet
Skipp Sudduth ... William Hull
Jackie Hoffman ... Female Activist
Brian Avers ... Elliot
Andy Taylor ... Alan Graham
Virginia Madsen ... Paige
Rebecca S'Manga Frank Rebecca S'Manga Frank ... Passerby
Edelen McWilliams ... Alan's Lawyer
Jon Shaver ... Town Car Driver
Hadi Tabbal ... Jason Leary
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Storyline

When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend, a former NYPD officer, she inadvertently sets the couple's breakup in motion. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a wealthy woman who left her considerable estate solely to a beloved dog.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Virginia Madsen was a guest star on Star Trek Voyager and her character's book shop is called Voyager Books. See more »

Goofs

When the man with road rage walks towards the sidewalk where the bodies fell, his mouth drops open in shock long before he can actually see that there are dead people on the sidewalk. An SUV is still obstructing his view when he makes his horrified surprise face. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Joan Watson: [Frustrated with having to go through so much paperwork on her own] Did you know that in a building without fire sprinklers, the maximum travel distance to stairwells needs to be 150 feet. But, in a building with sprinklers, it can be 200.
Sherlock Holmes: Well, it seems rude to make evacuees run an additional 50 feet whilst also getting wet, but I assume that's not your point.
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On the Other Side
Performed by Phillip LaRue
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The 'human' factor
4 March 2016 | by Left_backSee all my reviews

As stories go this episode was not a real standout, except it delved into the human relationship of Captain Gregson to quite a degree.

There was nothing in this episode about the through plot of Sherlock's father's attempted assassination, so the 'human' factor was given to developing a story of Capt Greyson's social involvement with a former detective.

We are well into the 4th season and by this time writing/production teams will either go with the flow and keep the successful formula of a show going to keep audience and ratings, or they will delve into the unknown to see how far they can take it into challenges unforeseen.

With the time limit of hour-long episodes any time taken to flesh out character development is time taken from solving the crime of the week. So the artifice of exposition comes in handy to get to the resolution of the crime, as in this case, in order to bring down the criminal.

Some fans would wish to see Moriarty again, as dastardly superior criminals often get better written stories, but the introduction of Morland Holmes is a good distraction.


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