A Controlled Descent

Season 3, Episode 24

Air Date May 14th, 2015
Writer Robert Doherty
Director John Polson
Viewers Unkonwn
Previous Absconded
Next The Past Is Parent
A Controlled Descent is the twenty-fourth and final episode of season three of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on May 14th, 2015.


Season 3 ends with Holmes' recovery sponsor disappearing. Sherlock delves into the man's life for clues and questions whether his friend has been abducted or has suffered a relapse into addiction.


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  • The title is essentially the antonymic image to 'spiralling out of control' or 'crashing'.





  • Michael Weston - Oscar Rankin
  • Jason Kolotouros - Agitated Man
  • Brenda Pressley - Estella Llamosa
  • Elia Monte-Brown - Kamala
  • Patrick Page - Jonathan Bloom
  • Matthew Saldivar - Neil Kopecky
  • Maceo Oliver - Nassau County Uni

Season Three Navigation

Season Three
#01 Enough Nemesis To Go Around#09 The Eternity Injection#17 T-Bone And The Iceman
#02 The Five Orange Pipz#10 Seed Money#18 The View From Olympus
#03 Just a Regular Irregular#11 The Illustrious Client#19 One Watson, One Holmes
#04 Bella#12 The One that Got Away#20 A Stitch in Time
#05 Rip Off#13 Hemlock#21 Under My Skin
#06 Terra Pericolosa#14 The Female of the Species#22 The Best Way Out Is Always Through
#07 The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction#15 When Your Number's Up#23 Absconded
#08 End of Watch#16 For All You Know#24 A Controlled Descent
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