S03E05-Kitty Holmes at gym

"Rip Off"
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Season: Three — Episode: 5
Director: John Polson — Writer: Jason Tracey — Aired: November 27, 2014 — Viewers (millions): 6.11
Summary: Holmes and Kitty investigate the murder of a small postal store owner whose death is connected to the illegal diamond trade. Captain Gregson puts his career in jeopardy when he hits a fellow NYPD officer for harassing his daughter.


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We're not a couple of prison colonists. We're gonna arm-wrestle like gentlemen.
— Holmes to Dana Kazmir


  • This is the first episode in which Joan Watson does not appear due to her being in Denmark with Andrew Mittal.
  • Holmes shows Watson's writings to Kitty titled The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes referring to the final set of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and the end of "We Are Everyone".
  • The title is one of several double entendre titles. It refers to how the victim's hand was ripped off and also to the framing of the angered South African diamond smuggler who was ripping off his clients.


  • Ben Howard - Time Is Dancing plays as Holmes tells Kitty that he's ripping up the NDA he made her sign and encourages her to keep a memoir of their work.


Elementary Season Three Episodes
Enough Nemesis To Go AroundThe Five Orange PipzJust a Regular IrregularBellaRip OffTerra PericolosaThe Adventure of the Nutmeg ConcoctionEnd of WatchThe Eternity InjectionSeed MoneyThe Illustrious ClientThe One That Got AwayHemlockThe Female of the SpeciesWhen Your Number's UpFor All You KnowT-Bone and the IcemanThe View From OlympusOne Watson, One HolmesA Stitch in TimeUnder My SkinThe Best Way Out Is Always ThroughAbscondedA Controlled Descent

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