NYPD detective Javier Abreu is delighted to have his weird English friend Sherlock Holmes on the case of robbery-victim Dr. Richard Mantlo's apparently missing wife, whom Sherlock finds slaughtered in a safe room she has installed secretly. Sherlock, recently out of drug rehab, makes the best of his sober companion, Doctor Joan Watson, hired by his wealthy London father, actually a disbarred surgeon whose people skills he can use. Sherlock quickly proves it's the work of a trophy-hunting serial killer, but finds his prime suspect the next victim.
Did You Know?
The song at the end of the episode is "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello
. In 2007 Lucy Liu
played the female lead in a movie of the same name Watching the Detectives
(2007). Quite similar to Joan Watson, her character is fascinated by the work of detectives. See more
Sherlock makes a reference to Watson receiving a ticket at a cemetery at the corner of 86th and 3rd. None of the boroughs of NYC have a cemetery at such an address. See more
Dr. Joan Watson
[about an observation Holmes made about her father
How did you know he had an affair?
Google. Not everything is deducible.
The version initially aired on CBS was significantly time-compressed as compared to the version available for free as a download from iTunes. See more
Watching the Detectives
Written and Performed by Elvis Costello See more