"Art in the Blood"

Season 2, Episode 23

Art In The Blood
Air Date 8 May, 2014
Writer Bob Goodman
Director Guy Ferland
Viewers 7.54 million (U.S.)[1]
Previous "Paint It Black"
Next "The Grand Experiment"
"Art in the Blood" is the twenty-third episode of season two of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on 8 May, 2014.


Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson come into contact with MI-6, the British intelligence agency, when a run-of-the-mill murder investigation turns out to have international and political implications. Meanwhile, in the wake of a crisis, Watson re-evaluates her relationships with Sherlock and his brother, Mycroft.


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  • The title of this episode comes from Sherlock's observation, about himself and Mycroft, in "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", that "Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms." It is in reference to their grandmother having been the sister of "Vernet, the French artist", though whether this is Claude Joseph, his son (whose sister died on the guillotine during the French Revolution) or grandson is not specified.


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