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Elementary – The Third Season DVD (Aug 25, 2015)

Perfect crimes meet the perfect match. In the City That Never Sleeps, one mind never rests. The eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) possesses an unquenchable thirst for intellectual puzzles and a ruthless instinct for justice. As a consulting detective to the NYPD, he takes on bizarre cases that baffle the most seasoned cops. But he can’t do it alone. Holmes relies on Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), a former physician who’s the one person who can keep up with his racing mind.

Their partnership may be challenging, but it’s nowhere near as difficult as the impossible mysteries that lead them on breathtaking chases through New York City’s maddening maze. Join the hunt in the 24 episodes of the third season, collected in this six-disc set.

Special Features:  Watson Style, Hello Kitty, Partners in Crime, Elements of Deduction, Bell on the Scene, Deleted Scene, Gag Reel

The world’s scariest drug has the prettiest origin. Scopolamine is a drug from the seeds of this flower. In small doses, it’s used to cure motion sickness. In large doses, it can cause something called the ‘Zombie effect’. The person dosed with scopolamine becomes highly suggestible and unable to think for themselves. Basically, whatever you tell them to do, they’ll do. After the scopolamine wears off, everything, even the dosing, is completely wiped from the victim’s memory. The person dosed remembers nothing. It creates, essentially, the perfect crime. Every cop’s nightmare. Mother Nature is scarier than any lab-created drug.

What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany’s at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier. It’s priceless. As I’m taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It’s her father’s business. She’s Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come, and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico, but I go to Canada. I don’t trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son, and he’s the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting. I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She’s been waiting for me all these years. She’s never taken another lover. I don’t care. I don’t show up. I go to Berlin. That’s where I stashed the chandelier.
—  Dwight Schrute

If the perfect crime happened, would we even know?

The 3 Most Perfect Crimes (and How to Commit Them)

#3. The Undetected Crime

There must be a few undetected crimes out there, and we can certainly see hints of them by looking at failed examples. Consider Yvonne Gladys Fletcher, an Australian woman convicted in the 1950s of poisoning not one, but two of her husbands with thallium. Thallium is an odorless, tasteless chemical, and when absorbed by the body, it evidently results in symptoms that look a bit like dying from natural causes, making it a popular choice for poisoners (bizarrely so in Australia, which had a brief fad of thallium poisoning in the 1950s).

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