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Elementary Episode #149 has “Three Garridebs” Easter Eggs

Elementary Episode #149 has “Three Garridebs” Easter Eggs

“A very remarkable account,’ said Sherlock Holmes.”

-The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

Sherlock Holmes and Cassie Lenue in the Season 7 Episode 8 of Elementary

The CBS television series Elementary is fast approaching its conclusion with 5 episodes remaining to be aired. The 8th episode of the current 7th season, titled Miss Understanding aired on Thursday, July 11, 2019. No numismatic connections in this episode, but we do have two “Easter eggs” referencing The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. 

A “Easter Egg” is a slang term for a hidden item placed in a movie or television show for close watchers and hardcore fans.

In the scene immediately after the title credits are run, we have the characters of Sherlock and Joan Watson walking back to their brownstone.

Watson: It’s our new client from London, Nathan Garrideb. He’s landed, wants to know if he can swing by straight from the airport.
Holmes: Tell him no. In fact, tell him all three Garridebs have to wait. Something more pressing has come up.
Watson: Is that…
Holmes: The impostor formerly known as Mina Davenport.
Cassie: Hello. Been a long time.
Watson: Not long enough.

Later in the episode, Sherlock has returned to the brownstone after visiting the headquarters of Leehovens, a chain of pharmacy stores. Holmes and Watson are conversing in the living room.

Holmes: Did I hear correctly that one of our clients, John Garrideb, has been arrested? 
Watson: You did. It turns out that John Garrideb only convinced Nathan Garrideb to come here to find Howard Garrideb, so that John’s friends could steal a fortune from Nathan’s house while he was away. Scotland Yard picked up the accomplices in London. John is on his way to jail, and Nathan is on his way home. How’s it been going here? 
Holmes: Also productive. Working off the new theory that I texted you, Cassie and I identified a list of suspects. Top executives at companies that make baby formula and owners of companies that sell it.

This is the fourth time that the Three Garridebs has been worked into a plot for a television show.  It’s nice to see that Elementary was able to work it into the plot before the series ended.

Transcript was blatantly stolen from the Elementary WIki. You can read the entire transcript of the entire episode HERE

Thanks to the 7th Garrideb, Bob Fritsch, for giving us the heads up on this episode!

From Watson’s Tin Box – Thor Bridge

From Watson’s Tin Box – Thor Bridge

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – Thor Bridge

Data! Data! Data! – Thor Bridge

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It is… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: Thor Bridge

The 17 Steps: Thor Bridge

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) THE LEGENDARY TREASURE BOX “Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian Visits the Currency Exchange (1986)

A Sherlockian Visits the Currency Exchange (1986)

“Sold his soul to the devil in exchange for money” – The Adeventure of Wisteria Lodge (WIST) Seven hundred and fifty pounds, Dr. Grimesby Roylott had as the annual income of his late wife’s estate. The reader of The Speckled Band is supposed to understand that £750 is a lot of money, but that £250, which… Continue Reading

The Des Moines Register Publishes The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

The Des Moines Register Publishes The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom.… Continue Reading

Some Links About the Bank of England

Some Links About the Bank of England

“No living man could tell a Prescott from a Bank of England …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) A circa 1890 photograph of the Bank of England by George Washington Wilson. There are only two mentions of the Bank of England thoughout the 60 stories of the Canon – in The Dancing Men… Continue Reading

In for a Penny, In for a Pound – British Money as Holmes Knew It

In for a Penny, In for a Pound – British Money as Holmes Knew It

“I’d like two shillin’ better” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) Some Sherlockians are puzzled by references to money in the Sherlock Holmes adventures – “a fifty-guinea watch” in The Sign of Four, a pipe that cost “seven-and sixpence” in “The Yellow Face.” The British monetary system was undoubtedly complicated. A pound was divided into 20 shillings,… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Three Garridebs

From Watson’s Tin Box: The Three Garridebs

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading