Elementary (2012–2019)
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Uncanny Valley of the Dolls 

Holmes and Watson Discover that the murder of a robotics Engineer may be connected to his secret research in the area of real-life teleportation.


Jonny Lee Miller


Robert Doherty (created by), Tamara Jaron | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu ... Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill ... Detective Marcus Bell
Aidan Quinn ... Captain Thomas Gregson
Marissa Neitling ... Nina Hudgins / Skyler
Jayce Bartok ... Alden Lubbock
James Saito ... Dr. Ken Fukata
Phillip James Brannon Phillip James Brannon ... Phillip Bridwell
Paloma Guzmán ... Gwen Haeny (as Paloma Guzman)
Kevin Cahoon ... Evan Kowalski
Ben Graney ... Rupert Hong
Tony Plana ... General Alvero
Ian Hart ... Professor Baynes
Ben Van Bergen ... Dr. Ziegler


Holmes and Watson Discover that the murder of a robotics Engineer may be connected to his secret research in the area of real-life teleportation.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

13 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The "Perfect Mate" dolls are an obvious nod to RealDoll, though there are some differences: RealDoll dolls retail at $4,000+ for females ($6,000+ for males) and are somewhat customizable. However, their Elementary counterpart (which retails for $15,000 as stated on the show) also contain an artificial intelligence while RealDolls are just silicone sex dolls. See more »


At 41:42, the shot changes and suddenly Sherlock's hands are in his pockets. See more »


Nina Hudgins: Marcus.
[Skyler's voice stops Marcus cold in the squad room]
Nina Hudgins: Marcus, will you please help me?
Detective Marcus Bell: Do what?
Nina Hudgins: Help me escape.
Detective Marcus Bell: I'm sorry. How's that?
Nina Hudgins: I did it, Marcus. I killed Bruce Daramore. I fooled them all. Will you take me home with you?
[Marcus looks around, a little shaken up]
Nina Hudgins: I'll also kill Professor Baynes for you... if you ask me nicely.
Detective Marcus Bell: [He knows he's been pranked] Sherlock!
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »


Ring My Bell
Written by Frederick Knight
Performed by Anita Ward
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Very good episode.
18 August 2018 | by alain-jamesSee all my reviews

Excellent plot line. And a welcome relief from the writer's habit of having us deal with multiple plots in the same episode. (Some episodes feature problems with Sherlock's father, Joan wants a baby, Joan has a one-night stand, Marcus has a new job, etc. And then, in the next episode, all these subplots are gone as if they never existed.)

In any case, this episode was refreshing and enjoyable. With the exception of a not-too exhausting diversion into a discussion of and solution to Marcus's trials and tribulations, there was a good mystery, with Joan's input being decisive in the solution. I love this show and hope that the writers can settle down, and that CBS will realize that they have a gem on their hands and stop fiddling with broadcast days and renew this unique, enjoyable show featuring a great cast.

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