5 Fun Elementary Facts About "Ancient History"

1. Sometimes episode titles change last minute.

1. Sometimes episode titles change last minute.

@ELEMENTARYstaff "This episode was originally entitled “We Need A Case” because Jason thought of it late in Season 1 when we were scrambling for stories."
2. The idea for this episode was actually a real-life thought from Rob Doherty.

2. The idea for this episode was actually a real-life thought from Rob Doherty.

@ELEMENTARYstaff "Jason: Rob Doherty told me “Man, we really need a case.” And I thought – that’s a fun idea. Sherlock and Joan are bored and need a case."
3. Recognize this motel room?

3. Recognize this motel room?

@ELEMENTARYstaff: "The motel room where Travis was hiding out was the same scuzzy motel room where Denzel Washington holed up in American Gangster."
4. A lot of thought went into what game Sherlock would play against the morgue attendant.

4. A lot of thought went into what game Sherlock would play against the morgue attendant.

@ELEMENTARYstaff: "We talked a lot about what Sherlock might play against the morgue attendant. We chose chess, but Ferret Bingo was discussed, if I recall."
5. This episode was filmed in 4 out of the 5 boroughs.

5. This episode was filmed in 4 out of the 5 boroughs.

@ELEMENTARYstaff: "We shot in 4 of the 5 boroughs on this one. Only Staten Island got left out. It made for the longest tech scout of all time."