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Season Five of Elementary is the fifth season of CBS's contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories set in the United States. It premiered on CBS 2 October, 2016.



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Table of episodes[]

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

Brief overview[]

# Image Title Airdate Writer(s) Director
501 Elementary-folie Folie à Deux 2 October, 2016 Robert Doherty & Jeffrey Paul King Christine Moore
When a serial bomber becomes active again after being dormant for six years, Watson seeks help from Shinwell Johnson, a former patient whose life she saved when she was a surgeon. Also, Holmes senses Watson is unhappy and questions whether she is still fulfilled by her detective career.
502 Elementary-02 Worth Several Cities 16 October, 2016 Robert Hewitt Wolfe Guy Ferland
When the leader of a local street gang abducts Holmes to compel him to find the person responsible for a hit on his men, Holmes and Watson get caught in the middle of an international hunt to recover a centuries old, priceless artifact. Also, Watson debates whether a personal favor Shinwell asks of her is outside her comfort zone.
503 Elementary-render Render, and Then Seize Her 23 October, 2016 Jason Tracey Alex Chapple
Holmes learns a secret about Captain Gregson's girlfriend when she hires him for a case she wants kept off of Gregson's radar. Also, Holmes and Watson join the NYPD's search for an abducted woman.
504 Elementary-henny Henny Penny the Sky is Falling 30 October, 2016 Bob Goodman John Polson
Captain Gregson lobbies to include Holmes and Watson when his unit is selected to receive a city commendation for its exemplary work. Also, as Holmes and Watson consult on the investigation into a financial analyst's murder, they are drawn into the world of asteroid research.
505 Elementary-to-catch To Catch a Predator Predator 6 November, 2016 Tamara Jaron Guy Ferland
Holmes and Watson have plenty of suspects when they investigate the murder of a man who led a secret life as a vigilante, "catfishing" sexual predators on dating sites and publicly shaming them. Also, when Shinwell's criminal record prevents him from finding a full-time job, Holmes disagrees with Watson's plan to help him.
506 Elementary-ill Ill Tidings 13 November, 2016 Jeffrey Paul King Ron Fortunato
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. Also, Detective Bell's crush on a work colleague makes Holmes realize his and Fiona's relationship is at an important crossroads.
507 Elementary-bang Bang Bang Shoot Chute 20 November, 2016 Celeste Chan Wolfe Jerry Levine
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. Also, after Joan's sister, Lin, thinks she sees Shinwell with a member of his old gang, Joan takes drastic measures to make sure he won't be drawn back into a life of crime.
508 Elementary-how How the Sausage Is Made 27 November, 2016 Mark Hudis Michael Pressman
Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Also, Sherlock and Joan discover a man's death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry.
509 Elementary-serves It Serves You Right to Suffer 11 December, 2016 Kelly Wheeler Aidan Quinn
When Shinwell comes to Holmes and Watson for help after he's framed for a gang killing, they have three days to find the real murderer before he is arrested and sent back to jail.
510 Elementary-pick Pick Your Poison 18 December, 2016 Bob Goodman Jeremy Webb
When Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, she and Holmes search for the person using her medical license to sell drugs.
511 Elementary-bemyguest Be My Guest 8 January, 2017 Jason Tracey Maja Vrvilo
Holmes and Watson race to find a woman who's been held captive for years before the kidnapper takes drastic steps to avoid being caught. Also, Watson becomes frustrated when Shinwell refuses to focus on his informant training with her and Holmes.
512 Elementary-crowned Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown 15 January, 2017 Jordan Rosenberg Michael Slovis
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.
513 Elementary-over Over a Barrel 29 January, 2017 Jeffrey Paul King Guy Ferland
A man takes hostages, including Joan, and threatens to execute them unless Holmes finds the person responsible for the death of his son. As Sherlock investigates, the captor gives him 16 hours to find the perpetrator before the statute of limitations on the crime runs out.
514 Elementary-rekt Rekt in Real Life 19 February, 2017 Robert Hewitt Wolfe John Polson
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. Also, Shinwell approaches Joan for advice when his teenage daughter asks to meet with him for the first time in years.
515 Elementary-wrong Wrong Side of the Road 5 March, 2017 Robert Doherty & Jason Tracey Jennifer Lynch
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 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.
516 Fidelityelementary Fidelity 12th March, 2017 Robert Doherty & Jason Tracey Christine Moore
Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. Also, Sherlock and Kitty's relationship is strained after she shares life-changing news.
517 Elementary-ballad The Ballad of Lady Frances 19th March, 2017 Bob Goodman & Jordan Rosenberg Aaron Lipstadt
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. Also, Sherlock and Joan become suspicious of Shinwell when he's the target of a drive-by shooting that reveals a connection between him and an unsolved murder.
518 TitleCard Dead Man's Tale 26th March, 2017 Tamara Jaron Alex Chapple
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, a fellow gang member. Also, Sherlock and Joan's latest case puts them on the hunt for a treasure map rumored to lead to a fortune in pirate's gold hidden around New York City.
519 Elementary-high High Heat 9th April, 2017 Kelly Wheeler Michael Hekmat
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York's worst private investigators. Also, as Holmes stews over being beaten by Shinwell, he decides to take out his aggression by dismantling a local organization of private investigators.
520 TitleCard The Art of Sleights and Deception 23rd April, 2017 Mark Hudis Ron Fortunato
Holmes and Watson get mixed up in murder and magic when they investigate the death of a magician killed while performing a classic stunt. Also, Watson suspects Bell is being targeted by the ex-husband of his girlfriend, Chantal, after a false allegation lands him the middle of an Internal Affairs investigation.
521 TitleCard Fly into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing 30th April, 2017 Bob Goodman Guy Ferland
When Detective 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 search for one suspect behind the linked crimes. Also, as Bell fights the urge to seek his own brand of justice for Chantal, Sherlock makes a heartbreaking realization about the detective's past.
522 TitleCard Moving Targets 7th May, 2017 Robert Hewitt Wolfe Lucy Liu
When a reality show contestant is murdered, Holmes and Watson zero in on another competitor as a suspect, a former war criminal who may be the most skilled killer they've ever pursued. Also, for the first time since he attacked Sherlock, Shinwell reaches out to Joan to ask for a favour.
523 TitleCard Scrambled 14th May, 2017 Jason Tracey

Christine Moore

Holmes and Watson investigate a murder that puts them in the crosshairs of one of New York City's deadliest gangs. Also, Holmes' behavior becomes increasingly erratic when he secretly interacts with a mysterious woman.
524 TitleCard Hurt Me, Hurt You 21th May, 2017 Robert Doherty & Jeffrey Paul King John Polson
In the season-ender, the team uncovers the mastermind of the gang war, leading to the gang's disintegration. Holmes, experiencing increasing spates of memory loss and hallucinations, undergoes an MRI in a closing scene cliffhanger; a scan of his brain is depicted, hinting of troubles ahead.