Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

Season 4, Episode 21

Air Date 17 April, 2016
Writer Arika Lisanne Mittman
Director Ron Fortunato
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing is the twenty-first episode of season four of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on the 17th April, 2016.


When Holmes and Watson are pulled into a double-homicide investigation, they discover the victims were staging a fake murder right at the moment they were killed. Also, Watson's inside man at Morland's office encounters a problem that threatens to expose her spying to Holmes and his father.


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  • Alexander Chaplin - Davis Potter
  • Kathleen McNenny - Ida Talt
  • April Hernandez-Castillo - Roxanne Ortiz
  • Robert Petkoff - Emil Kurtz
  • Michael Eaddy - Butch Callahan
  • Tim Bohn - Jared Talt
  • Ro Boddie - Beat Cop
  • Andhy Méndez - Thief
  • Steve Rosen - Emcee
  • Tommar Wilson - Young Uni

Season Three Navigation

Season Four
#01 The Past Is Parent#09 Murder Ex Machina#17 You've Got Me, Who's Got You?
#02 Evidence of Things Not Seen#10 Alma Matters#18 Ready or Not
#03 Tag, You're Me#11 Down Where the Dead Delight#19 All In
#04 All My Exes Live in Essex#12 A View With a Room#20 Art Imitates Art
#05 The Games Underfoot#13 A Study in Charlotte#21 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
#06 The Cost of Doing Business#14 Who Is That Masked Man?#22 Turn It Upside Down
#07 Miss Taken#15 Up to Heaven and Down to Hell#23 The Invisible Hand
#08 A Burden of Blood#16 Hounded#24 A Difference in Kind
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