Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown

Season 5, Episode 12

Air Date 15 January, 2017
Writer Jordan Rosenberg
Director Michael Slovis
Previous Be My Guest
Next Over a Barrel

Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown is the twelfth episode of season five of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on the 15th January, 2017.


When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown's murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. Also, Watson helps Bell when he's targeted by his new love interest Chantal's ex-husband in attempt to sabotage her career at the district attorney's office.


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  • Chasten Harmon - Chantal Milner
  • Robert Christopher Riley - Roy Booker
  • Debra Jo Rupp - Sheriff Malick
  • Brian Muller - River
  • Peterson Townsend - Dad #1
  • Cary Donaldson - Dad #2
  • Lee Sellers - Jerry Bice
  • Barry Shabaka Henry - Wendell Hecht
  • Damian Young - Special Agent Breslin
  • Opal Alladin - Lab Director
  • Edward Carnevale - Blue-Collar Man
  • Peter Onorati - Gio Bianchi
  • Luis Moreno - Angry Husband

Season Five Navigation

Season Five
#01 Folie à Deux#09 It Serves You Right to Suffer#17 The Ballad of Lady Frances
#02 Worth Several Cities#10 Pick Your Poison#18 Dead Man's Tale
#03 Render, and Then Seize Her#11 Be My Guest#19 High Heat
#04 Henny Penny the Sky is Falling#12 Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown#20 The Art of Sleights and Deception
#05 To Catch a Predator Predator#13 Over a Barrel#21 Fly into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing
#06 Ill Tidings#14 Rekt in Real Life#22 Moving Targets
#07 Bang Bang Shoot Chute#15 Wrong Side of the Road#23 Scrambled
#08 How the Sausage Is Made#16 Fidelity#24 Hurt Me, Hurt You
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