Elementary (2012–2019)
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Pick Your Poison 

Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, so she and Holmes look for the culprit using her medical license to sell drugs.


Jeremy Webb


Robert Doherty (created by), Bob Goodman | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu ... Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill ... Detective Marcus Bell
Nelsan Ellis ... Shinwell Johnson
Aidan Quinn ... Captain Thomas Gregson
William Ragsdale ... Patrick Moore
Jake Brinskele Jake Brinskele ... Ethan
Charlie Pollock ... Lee Fisk
Chris McKinney ... Detective Guzman
Wendell B. Franklin Wendell B. Franklin ... DEA Agent Ritter
Jeremy Burnett ... Duane
Darlesia Cearcy Darlesia Cearcy ... Pharmacist
Emily Dorsch ... Dr. Franny Krieg
Stephanie Jean Lane ... Katie


The DEA asks to speak with Joan. It seems prescriptions for opiates with her name are turning up. She maintains she has not written a prescription in years. She says someone must have gotten hold of her DEA number and used it to order more prescription pads. She finds the one doing it and when she goes to confront that person, she finds the person dead along with a woman. They try to find out who killed the one who got Watson's identity but they later learn that the woman was the actual target and the person Watson was looking for is collateral damage. Holmes tries to interfere with Shinwell becoming an informer. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

18 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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When checking the gunshot victim's pulse, Dr. Watson places her fingers on top of the lab coat's sleeve. A medical professional would never make such a novice mistake. See more »


Watson goes through a list of phone numbers Marla called and one stands out as "weird" to him - "929 555 0196" in "Queens, NY", circling it - recognized as her having called it two weeks prior. More weird is not only did every non-blocked number have a 555 prefix, typical of television and usually not worthy of note, but was also always followed by 01. Holmes recognizes the number by its "prefix" as being a private exchange. Again, every prefix was the standard fake prefix "555", so not as insightful of an observation worthy of Sherlock Holmes to make. See more »


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Another great episode from a great program!
23 December 2016 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

This show just keeps delivering! I started from watching this show with a skeptical eye. I was suspicious of yet another version of the Holmes character. But even that first episode proved this was going to be something special. And this episode is just another one in a long list well written, and well acted offerings. This was a very cleverly conceived idea that begins with prescription fraud, involving Watson. But quickly becomes more complicated with a multiple murder, a handicapped young man and an ex-spouse. And an underlying story that involves a man who was being manipulated by a now deceased FBI agent. Like most complicated dramas not all i's are dotted and some t's are left uncrossed. But all in all this continues to be an excellent story-line. That rarely disappoints. I hope it lasts for several more years. All the major cast members characters have developed nicely over the years. So, this is the first episode you've seen. Take the time to go back to the beginning. It will be fun!

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