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Elementary Season 5 Episodes

24 Episodes 2016 - 2017

This modern update of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic series of stories follows Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) through the streets of New York City as they investigate mysterious incidents and confront adversaries old and new. Season 5 finds Holmes and Watson enlisting help from an unlikely source, Holmes' father Morland (John Noble), in order to crack down on the activities of a shadowy global crime syndicate. Also starring Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill.

Episode 1

Folie a Deux

Sun, Oct 2, 2016 60 mins

Season 5 begins with Holmes and Watson joining the NYPD manhunt for a serial bomber who is active again after being dormant for six years. During the investigation, Watson seeks help from a former criminal, Shinwell Johnson, whose life she saved when she was a surgeon.

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Episode 2

Worth Several Cities

Sun, Oct 16, 2016 60 mins

Holmes is kidnapped by the leader of a local street gang who wants Sherlock to find the person responsible for a hit on the gang. But the abduction leads Holmes and Watson to get caught up in the search for a priceless, centuries-old artifact. Meanwhile, Shinwell asks Joan for a favor that may be out of her comfort zone.

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Episode 3

Render, and Then Seize Her

Sun, Oct 23, 2016 60 mins

Holmes learns a secret about Capt. Gregson's girlfriend when she hires him for a case she wants kept off of Gregson's radar. Meanwhile, Sherlock and Watson join the NYPD's search for an abducted woman.

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Episode 4

Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling

Sun, Oct 30, 2016 60 mins

Holmes and Watson are drawn into the world of asteroid research when they investigate a financial analyst's murder. Meanwhile, Gregson lobbies to have Sherlock and Joan included when his unit is selected to receive a city commendation for its exemplary work.

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Episode 5

To Catch a Predator Predator

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man who led a secret life as a vigilante. The victim outed sexual predators on dating sites and publicly shamed them. Meanwhile, Sherlock disagrees with Joan's plan to help Shinwell when his criminal record prevents him from getting a full-time job.

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Episode 6

Ill Tidings

Sun, Nov 13, 2016 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate a mass murder when a chef and his patrons are poisoned after dining on a tasting menu tainted with snake venom. Meanwhile, Bell's crush on a work colleague makes Sherlock realize his relationship with Fiona is at an important crossroads.

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Episode 7

Bang Bang Shoot Chute

Sun, Nov 20, 2016 60 mins

Holmes and Watson search for two murderers after a base jumper is shot out of the sky by one killer and has his parachute sabotaged by another. Meanwhile, Joan takes drastic measures to ensure that Shinwell isn't drawn back into a life of crime after her sister sees him with a member of his old gang.

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Episode 8

How the Sausage Is Made

Sun, Nov 27, 2016 60 mins

Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Meanwhile, the sleuths discover a man's death that was caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry.

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Episode 9

It Serves You Right to Suffer

Sun, Dec 11, 2016 60 mins

Shinwell is framed for a gang killing, and Holmes and Watson have just three days to find the real murderer before he is arrested and sent back to jail.

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Episode 10

Pick Your Poison

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 60 mins

Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions. She and Holmes then search for the person who is using her medical license to sell drugs.

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Episode 11

Be My Guest

Sun, Jan 8, 2017 60 mins

Holmes and Watson race to find a woman who has been held captive for years before the kidnapper takes drastic steps to avoid being caught. Meanwhile, Joan becomes frustrated when Shinwell refuses to focus on his informant training.

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Episode 12

Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown

Sun, Jan 15, 2017 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate a clown's murder upstate and discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. Meanwhile, Joan helps Bell when he's targeted by his new love interest's ex-husband, who is trying to sabotage her career at the District Attorney's office.

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Episode 13

Over a Barrel

Sun, Jan 29, 2017 60 mins

A kidnapper threatens to start executing his hostages, including Joan, unless Sherlock finds the person responsible for his son's death within the next 16 hours, when the statute of limitations on the crime runs out.

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Episode 14

Rekt in Real Life

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a former professional eSports video game player who died after being assaulted in front of his fans during a live video stream. Meanwhile, Shinwell seeks advice from Joan when his teen daughter asks to meet with him for the first time in years.

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Episode 15

Wrong Side of the Road

Sun, Mar 5, 2017 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Holmes' former protégé, Kitty Winter, returns to New York after a three-year absence to warn him that a killer is eliminating everyone involved with a case they worked on together in London, and that they're the next targets. As Sherlock, Kitty, Joan and the NYPD join forces to find the perpetrator, Watson discovers Kitty has a life-changing secret.

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Episode 16

Fidelity

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 60 mins

Part 2 of 2. Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Holmes and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. Meanwhile, Sherlock and Kitty's relationship is strained after she shares life-changing news.

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Episode 17

The Ballad of Lady Frances

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 60 mins

The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide "heard" by a cutting edge gunshot detection system when they can't find any tangible evidence that a crime was committed. Meanwhile, Sherlock and Joan become suspicious of Shinwell when he becomes the target of a drive-by shooting that reveals a connection between him and an unsolved murder.

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Episode 18

Dead Man's Tale

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 60 mins

Sherlock and Joan question how well they know Shinwell when they investigate the possibility he may have gotten away with the unsolved murder of his friend, who was a fellow gang member. Meanwhile, the pair search for a treasure map rumoured to lead to a fortune in pirate's gold hidden in New York City.

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Episode 19

High Heat

Sun, Apr 16, 2017 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York's worst private investigators. Also, Holmes stews over being beaten by Shinwell, so he decides to take out his aggression by dismantling a local organization of private investigators.

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Episode 20

The Art of Sleights and Deception

Sun, Apr 23, 2017 60 mins

A magician is killed while performing a classic stunt, triggering an investigation by Holmes and Watson. Meanwhile, a false allegation lands Bell in an Internal Affairs probe, and Watson suspects he's being targeted by his girlfriend's former husband.

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Episode 21

Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing

Sun, Apr 30, 2017 60 mins

Bell's girlfriend, Chantal, is assaulted and her ex-husband is killed soon after, in what Holmes and Watson discover is a staged suicide. They then search for one suspect behind the linked crimes. Meanwhile, Bell fights his urge to seek his own brand of justice; and Sherlock makes a heartbreaking realization about Bell's past.

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Episode 22

Moving Targets

Sun, May 7, 2017 60 mins

A reality show contestant is murdered, and Holmes and Watson zero in on another competitor as a suspect, a war criminal who may be the most skilled killer they have ever pursued. Meanwhile, Shinwell asks Joan for a favor for the first time since he attacked Sherlock.

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Episode 23

Scrambled

Sun, May 14, 2017 60 mins

Holmes and Watson investigate a murder that puts them in the crosshairs of one of New York City's deadliest gangs. Meanwhile, Sherlock's behavior becomes increasingly erratic when he secretly interacts with a mysterious woman.

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Episode 24

Hurt Me, Hurt You

Sun, May 21, 2017 60 mins

Season 5 ends with Holmes and Watson pursuing an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.

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