S01E22-Holmes Watson find Irene

"Risk Management"
◀️ A Landmark Story Elementary intertitle The Woman ▶️  Transcript Script icon

Season: One — Episode: 22
Director: Adam Davidson — Writer: Liz Friedman and Robert Doherty — Aired: May 9, 2013 — Viewers (millions): 9.29
Summary: Holmes agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. Meanwhile, Captain Gregson encourages Watson to give up the dangerous line of work she has chosen and go back to being a sober companion.


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To be so, so close some answers which I've sought for so long. I cannot come up empty-handed.
— Holmes



  • Moriarty, or the man claiming to be him, describes himself as a "spider in the center of a web" in the episode. This is based on a quote in The Final Problem by Sherlock Holmes describing Moriarty.[1]
  • Sherlock calls Irene Adler "The Woman" in this episode, and that in his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. A Scandal in Bohemia opens with "To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex."[2]
  • The house at the end of the episode where Irene Adler is found, is a real and is called the Commandant's House on Evans Street in Brooklyn, New York.



Elementary Season One Episodes
PilotWhile You Were SleepingChild PredatorThe Rat RaceLesser EvilsFlight RiskOne Way to Get OffThe Long FuseYou Do It to YourselfThe LeviathanDirty LaundryM.The Red TeamThe DeductionistA Giant Gun, Filled with DrugsDetailsPossibility TwoDéjà Vu All Over AgainSnow AngelsDead Man's SwitchA Landmark StoryRisk ManagementThe WomanHeroine

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