A Landmark Story
001 A Landmark Story episode still of Sebastian Moran and Sherlock Holmes 250px
Episode still of Sebastian Moran and Sherlock Holmes
Episode number Season 1
Episode 21
Directed by Peter Werner
Written by Corinne Brinkerhoff
Air date May 2, 2013
Running time 43 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous Dead Man's Switch
Next Risk Management

A Landmark Story is the twenty-first episode of season one, as well as the twenty-first episode of the series. It was written by Corinne Brinkerhoff, and directed by Peter Werner. It premiered on May 2, 2013.


Plot synopsisEdit

Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty.[1]


Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu as Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn as Captain Tommy Gregson
Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell
Vinnie Jones as Sebastian Moran
F. Murray Abraham as Daniel Gottlieb
Roger Aaron Brown as John Douglas
Byron Jennings as Van Der Hoff
Helen Coxe as Hillary Taggart
Laurence Lau as Robert Baumann
Morgan Weed as The Girl with Rainbow Hair
Mark Diconzo as Uniformed cop
Tony F. Devito as Convict #1
Aaron Berg as Convict #2
Berto Colon as Will
Kristine Johnson as TV Reporter
Adam Godley as British Man (voice) (uncredited)


What did you think of A Landmark Story?

The poll was created at 13:06 on May 3, 2013, and so far 36 people voted.


  • Singin' the Blues by Bix Beiderbecke is playing while Sherlock burns a doll in the fireplace.


  • This is the first episode featuring a recap sequence.
  • Craig Sweeny had to write an original Arsenal song for Sebastian Moran to sing in the episode. The show weren't allowed to use any of the real ones.[2]
  • "Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it." is a quote from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.


Every photo of A Landmark Story on this wiki can be seen here.



A Landmark Story promo 100:20

A Landmark Story promo 1

Elementary - A Landmark Story (Preview)00:31

Elementary - A Landmark Story (Preview)

Sneak peekEdit

Elementary - Chasing Moriarty03:31

Elementary - Chasing Moriarty

Elementary - Another Death03:06

Elementary - Another Death

Elementary - Meet My Taser-002:58

Elementary - Meet My Taser-0

Elementary - Piecing Things Together02:56

Elementary - Piecing Things Together

Elementary - Moriarty Calls Sherlock03:12

Elementary - Moriarty Calls Sherlock


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.