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The Female of the Species is the fourteenth episode of season three of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on the 12 February, 2015.


An unexpected event brings Watson into contact again with Elana March, the crime boss she brought to justice. Also, with Watson distracted, Holmes enlists Detective Bell to join him in a temporary partnership to solve a theft at a local zoo.


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  • Jamie Moriarty returns as a voice over in this episode.
  • The title is taken from Kipling's poem of the same name. The full line reads "The female of the species is more deadly than the male," and refers both to Elana March's killing of Andrew in Hemlock and Moriarty's killing of March in turn.




Guest stars[]

  • Chandler Williams – Vernon Joseph
  • Louis Cancelmi – Ben Reynolds
  • Anthony Gaskins – Donovan Gaines
  • Shawn T. Andrew – Officer ESU
  • Cherelle Cargill – Officer Sanders
  • Edward Chin-Lyn – Prison Guard

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