Elementary Episode Guide

Here is the episode guide for Elementary. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from official press releases

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24 - A Difference in Kind

Written By: Jason Tracey & Robert Doherty Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 5.46
Holmes and Watson’s lives are threatened by an influential, worldwide criminal network connected to the murder attempt on Morland Holmes. Also, Sherlock’s grievances with his father threaten their alliance to bring their mutual adversary to justice

23 - The Invisible Hand

Written By: Robert Doherty & Jason Tracey Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 5.45
When Holmes and Watson discover the perpetrator behind the attempt made on Morland’s life, they find a shocking connection to themselves

22 - Turn it Upside Down

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Lucy Liu
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 5.15
Sherlock’s father, Morland, becomes Sherlock and Joan’s prime suspect in a murder investigation after one of his employees is killed under the guise of a robbery

21 - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Written By: Nick Thiel and Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Jeremy Webb
Rating: 0.7 Audience: 5.51
When Holmes and Watson are pulled into a double-homicide investigation, they discover the victims were staging a fake murder right at the moment they were killed. Also, Watson’s inside man at Morland’s office encounters a problem that threatens to expose her spying to Holmes and his father

20 - Art Imitates Art

Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman Directed By: Ron Fortunato
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 6.04
As Holmes and Watson investigate a woman’s murder, they discover her death is linked to a piece of artwork that has ties to a crime that was committed when she was in college. Also, in the wake of a shocking personal revelation, Watson attempts to forge a connection with a recent client

19 - All In

Written By: Kelly Wheeler Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 6.38
A mysterious woman who organizes illegal, high-stakes poker games arrives on Holmes and Watson’s doorstep and tells them her life is in danger claiming to be a former associate of Mycroft, Sherlock’s brother. However, as the pair investigates, Joan becomes suspicious that their new client isn’t being truthful

18 - Ready or Not

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 5.16
When a survivalist doctor goes missing, Holmes and Watson must determine whether he’s purposely gone off the grid or if he’s a victim of foul play. Also, Holmes exhibits odd behavior when his romantic relationship with Fiona hits a critical point

17 You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You?

Written By: Paul Cornell Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 5.28
When a man who secretly fought crime dressed as a popular comic book superhero is murdered, Holmes and Watson must discover his real identity before they can find his killer. Also, Morland makes a surprise donation to Watson’s favorite charity, in order to compel her to do him a business-related favor

16 - Hounded

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: Ron Fortunato
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.64
At the urging of Morland’s wealthy associate, Henry Baskerville, Holmes and Watson look into the death of his brother and discover that a witness saw the man chased to his death by a large, glowing animal too fantastic to be real. Sherlock considers intervening when the trauma from the bombing at the morgue negatively impacts ME Hawes’ work

15 - Up to Heaven and Down to Hell

Written By: Tamara Jaron Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.85
When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend, a former NYPD officer, she inadvertently sets the couple’s breakup in motion. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a wealthy woman who left her considerable estate solely to a beloved dog

14 - Who Is That Masked Man

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.52
When Holmes’ investigation into the attempt on Morland’s life pushes their strained relationship to the breaking point, the identity of Sherlock’s mother is revealed. Also, when three gang members are murdered, Holmes and Watson are amazed when an elderly woman emerges as their prime suspect

13 - A Study in Charlotte

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.95
Sherlock and Joan search for a murderer who used poisonous mushrooms to kill a botany professor and a group of the instructor’s students. Also, when Joan is disturbed by loud noise next door, she discovers her neighbor, Trent (Richard Kind), is renting out his home through a vacation site that caters to hard partiers

12 - A View with a Room

Written By: Richard C. Okie Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.10
Captain Gregson’s colleague from Narcotics asks Holmes to orchestrate the perfect heist inside the heavily armed and virtually impenetrable compound of a drug-dealing biker gang. Also, when Watson assists Fiona Helbron, who helped her on a recent case, she makes a surprising discovery about Holmes

11 - Down Where the Dead Delight

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Jerry Levine
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.23
Holmes and Watson must search for a killer without any physical evidence to aid them after a bomb is detonated in the New York City morgue. Also, Watson is suspicious when an NYPD detective she’s in a grudge match with asks her to consult on a case

10 - Alma Matters

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.23
Holmes’ tentative reconciliation with his father suffers a setback when Holmes and Watson discover Morland has been keeping a secret that threatens all of their safety. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate two murders connected to a for-profit college and its illegal recruitment practices

09 - Murder Ex Machina

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.09
Holmes and Watson search for a computer hacker responsible for three murders, including the death of a Russian billionaire who was visiting New York City. Also, Joan is surprised to receive a solo dinner invitation from Sherlock’s father

08 - A Burden of Blood

Written By: Nick Thiel Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.33
Holmes and Watson investigate a homicide in which the victim was murdered in a manner reminiscent of the crimes of an infamous, and already incarcerated, serial killer. Also, Sherlock and Joan tutor Detective Bell for a police sergeant’s exam that would lead to a promotion and a post at another precinct

07 - Miss Taken

Written By: Tamara Jaron Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.71
When Watson’s stepfather (John Heard) writes a crime novel based on her work with Holmes without her knowledge, an underlying issue in their relationship is revealed. Also, as Holmes and Watson investigate a retired FBI agent’s murder, they discover the man’s death is connected to an unsolved case from the victim’s career

06 - The Cost of Doing Business

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.92
Morland offers to act as one of his son’s “Irregular” consultants so that he can lend Sherlock and Joan his considerable resources to help them solve a case,

05 - The Games Underfoot

Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman Directed By: Alex Chapple
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.00
When an archeologist is murdered, Holmes and Watson believe the man may have been killed for what he discovered during his last excavation in a local landfill. Also, Sherlock’s relationship with Alfredo, his friend and former sobriety sponsor

04 - All My Exes Live in Essex

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: Michael Pressman
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.32
When Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a fertility lab technician, they discover the woman had a secret personal life that leads them to multiple suspects. Also, the tables are turned on Watson when she’s investigated by an NYPD detective

03 - Tag, You're Me

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 0.9 Audience: 5.61
When Sherlock finds himself distracted by his father’s ongoing presence in New York City, he offers to help Morland resolve a work issue in exchange for his prompt departure home. Also, Holmes and Watson’s investigation into the double murder of two men who looked alike leads them into the world of facial recognition technology

02 - Evidence of Things Not Seen

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Ron Fortunato
Rating: 0.8 Audience: 5.16
When Morland offers to use his influence to have Sherlock and Joan reinstated as consultants to the NYPD, Sherlock’s mistrust of his father makes him question his motivation to help. Also, with no work offers coming in, Watson wrangles a gig with the FBI investigating a triple homicide in a top-secret research lab,

01 - The Past is Parent

Written By: Robert Doherty Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.58
When Holmes faces criminal charges in the aftermath of his recent violent behavior and relapse, his powerful father arrives in New York to fix his estranged son’s legal difficulties by any means necessary. Also, with Holmes and Watson’s consultancy with the NYPD in jeopardy, Holmes concentrates on the case of a missing wife believed to have been killed by her husband to try and get back in the department’s good graces
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24 - A Controlled Descent

Written By: Robert Doherty Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.96
Holmes and Watson take on an investigation of a personal nature when Holmes’ recovery sponsor, Alfredo, suddenly disappears. As they delve into Alfredo’s life for clues, Holmes questions whether their friend has been abducted, or worse, if he suffered a relapse into addiction.

23 - Absconded

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.92
Holmes and Watson look into the death of a member of Holmes’ online beekeeping community who was a researcher looking into a deadly Northeast honey bee outbreak. During the investigation, they meet Tara Parker, a brilliant entomologist, academic and the leader of New York’s beekeeping society. Also, Captain Gregson enlists Watson’s services in an off-book investigation that helps him make a life-changing decision

22 - The Best Way Out Is Always Through

Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman Directed By: Michael Slovis
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.03
When a judge is murdered, Holmes and Watson become involved in the interstate search to find the prime suspect, an escaped convict from a privatized prison. Also, when Holmes applies his deductive reasoning to Detective Bell’s new relationship, the romance hits a rough patch

21 - Under My Skin

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 7.73
When two New York City paramedics are killed during a kidnapping, Holmes and Watson join the manhunt to find the murderer and the woman he abducted. Also, Holmes learns important information about his recovery sponsor, Alfredo, that strains their relationship

20 - A Stitch In Time

Written By: Peter Ocko Directed By: Ron Fortunato
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.56
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a professional skeptic, a man who debunked paranormal, religious and scientific phenomenon for a living. The case becomes urgent when his homicide reveals a potential threat to homeland security. Also, Captain Gregson’s daughter and fellow NYPD officer, Hannah, asks Watson for help with one of her cases

19 - One Watson, One Holmes

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.03
Holmes and Watson find themselves in the middle of a civil war being fought on the Internet when a member of Everyone, the anonymous hacker group they periodically work with, is murdered

18 - The View From Olympus

Story By: Jordan Rosenberg Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.48
When a driver for a ridesharing company is intentionally run over by a city cab, Holmes and Watson wonder if it’s a case of professional jealousy. Meanwhile, a casual romance Holmes has with one of his longtime “Irregular” consultants becomes complicated when the woman makes a shocking request

17 - T-Bone and the Iceman

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Michael Slovis
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.58
Holmes and Watson investigate a murder that initially looks like a road rage incident, but takes a new direction when they learn the victim was flash-frozen at the time of death. Also, when Watson’s mother finds out Joan’s brother is cheating on his wife, she puts Joan in the awkward position of confronting him about the affair

16 - For All You Know

Written By: Peter Ocko Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 7.67
When Holmes is implicated in the murder of a woman who was killed during the height of his addiction, he investigates himself to find their connection. As Holmes retraces his steps with Watson’s help, the clues make his confidence in his own character waver

15 - When Your Number's Up

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Jerry Levine
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.21
Holmes and Watson follow a blood trail into the world of wrongful death compensation when they investigate a series of murders in which the killer leaves envelopes of cash on the victims. Also, Holmes makes a generous gesture towards Watson as she suffers through the aftermath of a personal crisis

14 - The Female of the Species

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Lucy Liu
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.91
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

13 - Hemlock

Written By: Arika Lisanne Mittman Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 7.87
When a debt collector is murdered, Holmes and Watson attempt to narrow down a suspect pool of thousands of consumers who owed the man money. Meanwhile, Watson’s relationship with Andrew progresses when he asks her to meet his father for the first time

12 - The One that Got Away

Written By: Robert Doherty Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 7.69
 As Kitty begins to unravel due to the imminent threat to her safety, Sherlock and Joan intensify their efforts to help her. Also, the origin of Sherlock and Kitty’s relationship is revealed

11 - The Illustrious Client

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.28
In the first episode of a two-part event, Watson begins her new job as an in-house investigator for an insurance firm. However, her attention shifts to a case that is personal for both her and Holmes when they join forces to eliminate an imminent threat to Kitty

10 - Seed Money

Written By: Brian Rodenbeck Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.09
While Kitty tries to find a runaway teen, Sherlock and Joan work a case in which the murder of a brilliant bioengineer looks to be at the hands of a drug cartel. Also, Joan makes a major life decision but worries it will impact Sherlock negatively, not knowing that Sherlock has big news of his own

09 - The Eternity Injection

Written By: Craig Sweeny  Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.60
When a nurse Watson used to work with asks for her help finding their missing acquaintance, the woman’s trail leads Watson and Holmes to another person who has disappeared. Also, Sherlock struggles with his sobriety when he finds the recovery process monotonous

08 - End of Watch

Written By: Peter Ocko Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 7.57
Holmes and Watson join forces with the NYPD after a police officer is murdered. Also, Sherlock searches for the creator of a “recovery blog” who is posting personal statements he has made in sobriety meetings

07 - The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction

Written By: Peter Ocko Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.63
A bored Sherlock forces his investigative services onto Joan, who is trying to locate a woman who has been missing for five years, and the only clue is the smell of nutmeg at the site of her disappearance. Meanwhile, Joan’s bond with her long-distance boyfriend, Andrew, is tested when a man from her past reappears and asks for her help

06 - Teri Pericolosa

Story By: Bob Goodman and Jeffrey Paul King  Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt 
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.59
Holmes and Watson search for a thief who committed murder to steal a rare map. Meanwhile, Watson becomes concerned with Sherlock’s escalating interference into Kitty’s burgeoning personal life

05 - Rip Off

Written By: Jason Tracey  Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.11
Sherlock and Kitty investigate the murder of a small postal store owner whose death is connected to the illegal diamond trade. Also, Captain Gregson puts his career in jeopardy when he hits a fellow NYPD officer

04 - Bella

Written By: Craig Sweeny  Directed By: Guy Ferland
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When a groundbreaking artificial intelligence software program is stolen, Sherlock agrees to take on the case, but enlists Joan’s assistance in solving it when he becomes more interested in disproving the computer’s abilities than finding the thief. Meanwhile, Joan confronts Sherlock about his motives after she learns he has been in direct contact with her boyfriend, Andrew, without her knowledge

03 - Just a Regular Irregular

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe  Directed By: Jerry Levine 
Rating: 1.0 Audience: 6.53
Sherlock helps a math genius from his network of “Irregulars” experts after he stumbles upon a body while participating in a math puzzle competition. Meanwhile, Joan attempts to extend an olive branch after she learns about Kitty’s past

02 - The Five Orange Pipz

Written By: Bob Goodman  Directed By: Larry Teng 
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.07
When Holmes and Watson join forces on a double homicide, Sherlock’s new apprentice, Kitty, threatens the investigation when she allows her jealousy of Sherlock and Joan’s work rapport to override her better judgment

01 - Enough Nemesis To Go Around

Written By: Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny  Directed By: John Polson 
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.57
Holmes returns to New York with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. However, Captain Gregson won’t let him resume consulting for the department without permission from his former partner, Watson, the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator. The third season premiere of Elementary airs Thursday, October 30, 10|9c, on CBS
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24 - The Grand Experiment

Written By: Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.37
Rising tension between Sherlock and Joan brings their partnership to a crossroads, but they endeavor to put their differences aside while they help Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, who faces accusations of treason and murder.

23 - Art in the Blood

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 7.54
Holmes and Watson come into contact with MI-6, the British intelligence agency, when a standard murder investigation turns out to have international and political implications. Meanwhile, in the wake of a crisis, Watson reevaluates her relationships with Sherlock and his brother, Mycroft

22 - Paint It Black

Written By: Robert Hewitt Wolfe Directed By: Lucy Liu
Rating: 1.6 Audience: 7.79
Business becomes personal for Sherlock when he is forced to partner with his estranged brother, Mycroft, to solve a case with life-or-death consequences

21 - The Man With the Twisted Lip

Written By: Craig Sweeny and Steve Gottfried Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 1.6 Audience: 8.13
When Sherlock’s brother Mycroft makes a surprise return to New York, his motivations cause discord between Sherlock and Joan. Meanwhile, a missing person case takes Sherlock and Joan inside the world of unmanned aeronautics

20 - No Lack of Void

Written By: Liz Friedman and Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Sanaa Hamri
Rating: 1.6 Audience: 7.90
A pickpocket dies of anthrax poisoning, putting Holmes and Watson on the trail of the toxin’s source in order to prevent more deaths

19 - The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 7.83
A serial killer known for biting his victims appears to be killing again, even though he was presumed dead

18 - The Hound of the Cancer Cells

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Michael Slovis
Rating: 1.7 Audience: 8.94
When a famous cancer researcher is found dead, Holmes and Watson must determine if the scientist’s untimely demise was tied to his latest cutting-edge invention. Meanwhile, Bell is finally cleared to re-enter the field

17 - Ears To You

Written By: Lauren MacKenzie and Andrew Gettens Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 8.54
Holmes and Watson consult on a case in which a man suspected of murdering his wife years ago receives a ransom demand for her safe return. Meanwhile, Lestrade overstays his welcome at the brownstone and seems unwilling to leave

16 - The One Percent Solution

Written By: Craig Sweeny Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.6 Audience: 8.66
Tensions rise when Holmes and Watson are forced to partner with Gareth Lestrade, Sherlock’s former Scotland Yard colleague, on a bombing investigation

15 - Corpse de Ballet

Written By: Liz Friedman Directed By: Jean de Segonzac
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.45
Holmes’ latest investigation takes him inside a professional dance company when an up-and-coming ballerina is murdered. Meanwhile, Watson embarks on a solo enquiry to find a homeless veteran when his friend alleges he was abducted

14 - Dead Clade Walking

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Helen Shaver
Rating: 1.9 Audience: 10.34
When Joan revisits one of Sherlock’s cold cases, she discovers an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Sherlock finds himself in uncharted territory when his duties as a sobriety sponsor cross his personal boundaries

13 - All In The Family

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Andrew Bernstein
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 9.97
When a body is found in a barrel, Holmes and Watson launch an investigation into the mafia’s ties to the murder. Meanwhile, Sherlock attempts to make amends with Detective Bell

12 - The Diabolical Kind

Written By:  Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.04
Holmes and Watson come face to face with Moriarty when their one-time adversary is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Detective Bell continues his struggle on the road to recovery

11 - Internal Audit

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: Jerry Levine
Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.09
When a hedge fund manager who was also running a Ponzi scheme is murdered, Holmes and Watson must determine which of his clients is guilty. Also, Sherlock contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict

10 - Tremors

Written By: Liz Friedman Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 8.29
When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Sherlock must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson’s future with the NYPD

09 - On The Line

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.24
Holmes and Watson uncover the identity of a serial killer whose case has gone cold and find themselves butting heads with the NYPD

08 - Blood is Thicker

Written By: Bob Goodman Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 1.6 Audience: 8.54
When a beautiful young woman is murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate her ties to a billionaire CEO. Meanwhile, Mycroft makes a case for Sherlock to move back to London

07 - The Marchioness

Written By: Christopher Hollier and Craig Sweeny Directed By: Sanaa Hamris
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 8.89
Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, arrives in New York and enlists Holmes and Watson to help solve a case involving his former fiancée. Meanwhile, Sherlock has a difficult time accepting Mycroft and Joan’s relationship

06 - An Unnatural Arrangement

Written By: Cathryn Humphris Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.47
When Captain Gregson’s home is invaded, Holmes and Watson work to find the masked gunman before he strikes again. Meanwhile, Gregson gives his team some insight into his private life

05 - Ancient History

Written By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Sanaa Hamri
Rating: 1.8 Audience: 8.72
Holmes and Watson find themselves digging through the dark world of the mob to find a killer when they discover the body of a former assassin. Meanwhile, Watson helps a close friend track down a mystery man who swept her off her feet

04 - Poison Pen

Written By: Liz Friedman Directed By: Andrew Bernstein
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.52
When the CEO of a financial consulting company is poisoned to death, Holmes and Watson are called upon to track down the killer. Meanwhile, a woman from Sherlock’s past emerges as a possible suspect

03 - We Are Everyone

Written By: Craig Sweeny Directed By: Michael Pressman
Rating: 1.9 Audience: 9.06
When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Joan takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service

02 - Solve for 'X'

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Jerry Levine
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 9.38
When a well-respected mathematician is found dead, Holmes and Watson set out to solve a murder and the purpose of the highly guarded equation he was trying to decipher. Meanwhile, Watson is conflicted when the son of a former patient approaches her for a loan

01 - Step Nine

Written By: Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.18
Holmes and Watson travel to London to help track down an old mentor and investigate an unsolved mystery. Meanwhile, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s estranged brother, reunites with Sherlock and reveals some secrets of his own
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24 - Heroine

Written By: Craig Sweeny & Robert Doherty Directed By: John Polson 
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 8.98
As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty, on the two-hour season finale

23 - The Woman

Written By: Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny Directed By: Seith Mann 
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 8.98
As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty, on the two-hour season finale

22 - Risk Management

Written By: Liz Friedman & Rob Doherty Directed By: Liz Friedman
Rating: 1.9 Audience: 9.29
Sherlock agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. Meanwhile, Gregson encourages Joan to give up the dangerous line of work she has chosen and go back to being a sober companion

21 - A Landmark Story

Written By: Corinne Brinkerhoff Directed By: Peter Werner
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 9.75
Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty

20 - Dead Man's Switch

Story By: Christopher Silber Directed By: Larry Teng
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 10.07
Sherlock and Joan hunt for the accomplice of a murdered blackmailer who targeted families of rape victims. Meanwhile, Sherlock resists celebrating his first year of sobriety

19 - Snow Angels

Story By: Jason Tracey Directed By: Andrew Bernstein
Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.48
Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor’easter. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to help a transgender woman who is recovering from her latest break-up

18 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Story By: Brian Rodenbeck Directed By: Jerry Levine
Rating: 2.3 Audience: 11.33
Joan takes her first solo case: the disappearance of a woman who left her husband a tearful break-up video that mentioned a murder on a subway platform. Meanwhile, Sherlock is intrigued by the subway murder and decides to investigate

17 - Possibility Two

Story By: Mark Goffman Teleplay By: Seith Mann
Rating:

2.4

Audience: 11.19
Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to teach Joan his deductive skills by sending her to a suspicious dry cleaning establishment

16 - Details

Story By: Robert Doherty Teleplay By: Jeffrey Paul King & Jason Tracey
Rating: 2.3 Audience: 10.98
Sherlock investigates what he believes will be an open-and-shut case after Detective Bell is attacked. However, the case takes an unexpected turn when the suspected assailant is found dead. Meanwhile, Sherlock encourages Joan to learn self-defense

15 - A Giant Gun, Filled With Drugs

Written By: Christopher Silber Directed By: Corinne Brinkerhoff & Liz Friedman
Rating: 2.2 Audience: 10.84
Sherlock tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-drug dealer, Rhys. Watson worries about Sherlock’s sobriety when Rhys suggests Sherlock was a better detective when he was using drugs

14 - The Deductionist

Written By: Craig Sweeny & Robert Doherty Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 7.8 Audience: 20.80
Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis (Terry Kinney), an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. During the investigation, Sherlock is forced to work alongside Kathryn Drummond (Kari Matchett), the FBI profiler who literally wrote the book on Ennis. Meanwhile, Watson faces eviction from her apartment

13 - The Red Team

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King & Craig Sweeny Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 2.0 Audience: 10.90
While on suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a suspicious hit-and-run accident involving a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, Watson tries to broker peace between Sherlock and Gregson

12 - M

Written By: Rob Doherty Directed By: John Polson
Rating: 2.4 Audience: 11.48
Sherlock is reunited with “M.” a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Meanwhile, Joan has reservations about leaving Sherlock and taking on a new client

11 - Dirty Laundry

Written By:  Liz Friedman & Christopher Silber Directed By: John Coles
Rating: 2.6 Audience: 11.44
Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine. Meanwhile, since Joan’s time with Sherlock is almost up, he offers her an apprenticeship

10 - The Leviathan

Written By: Corinne Brinkerhoff & Craig Sweeny Directed By: Peter Werner
Rating: 2.3 Audience: 10.46
Sherlock is called in to investigate when a supposedly uncrackable bank vault called “The Leviathan” is breached. Meanwhile, Joan is pleasantly surprised when Sherlock meets her family and defends her choice to become a sober companion

09 - You Do It To Yourself

Written By: Peter Blake Directed By: Phil Abraham
Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.31
Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor, Meanwhile, Watson gets a call from a former lover who needs her help

08 - Long Fuse

Written By: Jeffrey Paul King Directed By: Andrew Bernstein
Rating: 2.2 Audience: 10.46
While investigating an explosion that kills two people, Sherlock discovers a crime that’s been lying dormant for years. Meanwhile, Watson encourages Sherlock to finally pick a sponsor

07 - One Way to Get Off

Written By: Christopher Silber Directed By: Seith Mann
Rating: 2.3 Audience: 10.75
Sherlock assists with a double homicide that has the same M.O. as a series of murders that took place 13 years ago. Meanwhile, after being frozen out by Sherlock, Watson visits his old rehab center in order to learn more about the mysterious man in her care

06 - Flight Risk

Written By: Corinne Brinkerhoff Directed By: David Platt
Rating: 2.2 Audience: 10.90
Sherlock tries to prove that one of people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was actually killed before the plane went down. Meanwhile, Watson tries to convince Sherlock to meet with his elusive father

05 - Lesser Evils

Written By: Liz Friedman  Directed By: Colin Buskey 
Rating: 2.4 Audience: 10.49
Sherlock tries to determine who has been killing weak and terminal patients at a hospital, making it look like they died of natural causes. Meanwhile, Sherlock learns more about Joan’s decision to walk away from her surgical career

04 - The Rat Race

Written By:  Craig Sweeny  Directed By: Rosemary Rodriguez
Rating: 2.2 Audience: 10.31
Even though he despises bankers, Holmes agrees to consult on a case involving the death of a Wall Street executive who appears to have overdosed on heroin. Meanwhile, with Holmes’ encouragement, Watson tries to re-enter the dating scen

03 - Child Predator

Written By:  Peter Blake  Directed By: Rod Holcomb 
Rating: 2.3 Audience: 10.91
Sherlock and Watson consult on a child abduction case involving a serial killer who is nicknamed “The Balloon Man,” because he leaves a signature batch of balloons at each of his crime scenes

02 - The Balloon Man

Written By: Robert Doherty Directed By: John David Coles
Rating: 2.6 Audience: 11.22
Sherlock races the clock to locate the infamous Balloon Man, a child killer who has apparently just abducted another young victim.

01 - Pilot

Written By: Robert Doherty Directed By: Michael Cuesta 
Rating: 3.1 Audience: 13.28
Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder
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