Elementary (2012–2019)
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The Rat Race 

Holmes is hired by a Wall Street firm to find a missing executive. He finds the man, murdered, and then detects a pattern of mysterious deaths throughout the company's branches. But who could be benefiting from all of the murders?


Rosemary Rodriguez


Robert Doherty (created by), Craig Sweeny




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
Craig Bierko ... Jim Fowkes
Molly Price ... Donna Kaplan
Luke Kirby ... Aaron Ward
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Alyssa Talbott
Andrew Pang ... Dan Cho
Susan Pourfar ... Emily Hankins
Tim Ewing Tim Ewing ... Sommelier
Judy Kuhn ... Board Member
Nicole Patrick ... Barista
Stephen Plunkett ... Martin Rydell
Alison Walla Alison Walla ... Girlfriend


Sherlock eagerly exacts an excessive price and expenses when hired by one of the Wall Street investment companies he deeply despises to find a missing executive. Having found out the man had an adulterous love nest, where he apparently died from a heroin OD, Holmes convinces NYPD captain Toby Gregson that must be a staged murder and fits a pattern of suspiciously stageable accidents killing executives in several of the form's branches throughout the US. Tying them together proves dangerous, with a surprising culprit. Watson's improved observation skill finally really helps out. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

25 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At one point Sherlock speaks Mandarin on the phone and asks Watson if she speaks Mandarin. She replies "Not as well as my mother would like." In reality, Lucy Liu grew up speaking Mandarin and holds a degree in Chinese language and culture. See more »


If Gary Norris had a severe peanut allergy that he was meticulous about, it would stand to reason he would carry Epipens with him at all times. See more »


Dr. Joan Watson: You speak Mandarin?
Sherlock Holmes: Not as well as I'd like. You?
Dr. Joan Watson: Not as well as my mother would like.
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Elementary Main Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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A Take Back Wall Street Wannabe
15 August 2017 | by stratus_phereSee all my reviews

I feel guilty, like I'm being so unforgivably generous with a 4 out of 10 rating. Whenever I hear people start bashing on wall street execs as the root of all evil, I know we've strayed into unintelligent hippy-think. Weak minded millennial writers love to jump on that "hate the banker" mentality for no other reason than that they really haven't done any research into the matter, but love to pretend they have and follow the hype.

So here we have our illustrious hero, with an IQ presumably way up there, who naturally hates bankers and naturally considers them the cause of any and all economic woes. Yet he never mentions politicians, or laws that expressly force bankers to make loans to individuals manifestly unable to pay back the loans for no other reason than than they ARE unable to pay them back...and then BLAME the bankers for it... Well, someone with such a lauded IQ would, in the real world, blame the politicians. But this story isn't about reality, intelligence, or common sense.

No thank you. I don't want to assault my brain cells or insult your intelligence by giving this episode anything less than a sub-standard review.

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