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Elementary’s “The Price of Admission” Episode has a Coin Collecting Scene

Elementary’s “The Price of Admission” Episode has a Coin Collecting Scene

“Here was a case of ancient coins.”

– The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR)

We’ve discussed the CBS television series Elementary a few times before on this site. This year’s episode of The Price of Admission (Season 7, Episode 3) has the cast investigating a murder that occurred at a foreign trade zone storage locker facility. During the course of the investigation, Joan Watson and Detective Bell enter the storage locker of Edward Cutler. Cutler keeps his coin collection in one of the units.

Detective Bell: We appreciate you helping us out, Mr. Cutler. Seems like a lot of the renters here aren’t keen on the police looking through their stuff.
Edward Cutler: I have got nothing to hide, Detective.
Watson: Can I ask why you keep your coins in a foreign trade zone? 
Cutler: I picked most of them up in other countries, and they’re worth a lot of money. Most of them are gold. If I never bring them through Customs, then I don’t have to declare them. It’s perfectly legal. I, I’m not a criminal. I’m just cheap. And it’s just as easy to admire them here as it is at home.
Watson: Some of the locks have been picked on these cases. You can see the scratches.
Bell: Over here, too. Someone pried these open. Probably with a screwdriver. Got to think the perp was our doer, right? He was ripping off these storage units when the site manager caught him in the act. Do us a favor, Mr. Cutler, and write us up a list of everything you find missing.
Cutler: I’d be happy to, except so far, everything’s here.
Bell: You sure? 
Cutler: I’ll have to go through it all, but from what I can see, nothing’s missing.
Watson: That doesn’t make any sense. I mean, even if you don’t know anything about coins, you can see that these are worth stealing.
Bell: And given the number of locks that were picked, whoever broke in here stuck around for a while. So why go through all that trouble and not take anything? 

It was an interesting scene, but did not really add much to the plot of the overall episode, in my opinion.

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

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) 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… Continue Reading

Clue Club – The Paper Shaper Caper (August 14, 1976)

Clue Club – The Paper Shaper Caper (August 14, 1976)

“A printing press – a counterfeiter’s outfit” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Whimper, Woofer, Pepper, Larry, D.D and Dottie make up the Clue Club On August 14, 1976, the studios of Hanna-Barbera issued a new Saturday morning cartoon show, Clue Club, that ran for a complete season of 16 episodes. With details that are somewhat… Continue Reading

Michael Palin Now a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Michael Palin Now a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

“If you have a fancy to see your name in the next honours list” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC)   Monty Python’s Michael Palin hosted the April 8, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live and portrayed Holmes in a sketch Michael Palin’s name is familiar to fans of Monty Python, but many are not… Continue Reading

The Ancient Greek Coins Stolen By Le Chevalier in Elementary’s The Leviathan Episode

The Ancient Greek Coins Stolen By Le Chevalier in Elementary’s The Leviathan Episode

“Somewhere in the vaults …” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) In the tenth episode of Season one of Elementary, airing December 13, 2012, the opening scene is of a bank vault robbery in progress. The supposedly uncrackable bank vault called “The Leviathan” is breached for the second time, Sherlock is called in to figure out what… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Buddy Ebsen

Faces of Holmes: Buddy Ebsen

“… an incomparable actor.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) When I hear the name of Buddy Ebsen, I recall his nine seasons as Jed Clampett on the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbilliies. Others recall his role as Georgie Russel, Davy Crockett”s sidekick on the Disney mini-series of Davy Crockett. Ebsen would portray detective Barnaby Jones… Continue Reading

Vasily Livanov Featured on 2019 Fantasy Russian 100 Ruble Banknotes

Vasily Livanov Featured on 2019 Fantasy Russian 100 Ruble Banknotes

“… a man might as well live in Russia …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) A series of fantasy Russian 100 Ruble banknotes have recently been produced featuring Russian cinematic themes and actors. One of these banknotes feature Vasily Livanov, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the 11 episodes of the 1979 – 1986 Soviet… Continue Reading

The 2007 Cook Islands Sherlock Holmes $2 Coin

The 2007 Cook Islands Sherlock Holmes $2 Coin

“…in these islands.“ – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC) In 2007, the Cook Islands contracted with the Perth Mint of Australia to produce a set of four 1 ounce .999 silver $2 coins.  All four coins featured color vignettes from the 1979 – 1986 Soviet television productions of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and… Continue Reading

The 2007 Cook Islands Sign of the Four Coin

The 2007 Cook Islands Sign of the Four Coin

” He handed them a shilling each…” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN)       In 2007, the Cook Islands contracted with the Perth Mint of Australia to produce a set of four 1 ounce .999 silver $2 coins.  All four coins featured color vignettes from the 1979 – 1986 Soviet television productions of The Adventures of… Continue Reading

Many Sherlockian Actors in A Christmas Carol (1984)

Many Sherlockian Actors in A Christmas Carol (1984)

“I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season.” – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) With the holiday season upon us, we will take this opportunity to share this December 17, 1984 telecast of A Christmas Carol featuring George C.… Continue Reading