Elementary: Season 2 (2013 - 2014)


Season 2

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With the introduction of Mycroft and Lestrade, Elementary successfully extends into the Sherlock Holmes canon in season two.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 283

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Air date: Sep 26, 2013
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), continues his modern-day sleuthing with trusty colleague Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) in London as Series 2 begins. Holmes receives a call from Scotland Yard asking for help to locate Sherlock's former colleague Inspector Lestrade (Sean Pertwee) who has gone missing. While working the case, Sherlock is shocked to learn that his estranged brother, Mycroft (Rhys Ifans), has moved into his old digs at 221B Baker Street and wants to mend their relationship. Back in New York City, the CEO of a financial consulting company is poisoned to death, and one of the suspects is a woman (Laura Benanti) from Sherlock's past who previously killed her father with nitroglycerine. As for Capt. Tommy Gregson (Aidan Quinn), his wife, Cheryl (Talia Balsam), is the victim of a home invasion from a masked gunman. During the probe, Gregson reveals a surprising secret about his personal life. Later, Holmes and Watson face their one-time adversary Moriarty (Natalie Dormer) when she is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case; and a surprise visit from Mycroft puts a strain on Holmes' relationship with Watson.


Jonny Lee Miller
as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu
as Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn
as Tommy Gregson
Jon Michael Hill
as Det. Marcus Bell
Rhys Ifans
as Mycroft Holmes
Jordan Gelber
as Reginald Hawes
Sean Pertwee
as Gareth Lestrade
Richard Masur
as Jacob Weiss
Vincenzo Amato
as Guillaume de Soto
Ato Essandoh
as Alfredo Llamosa
Laura Benanti
as Anne Barker
Susan Pourfar
as Emily Hankins
Roger Rees
as Alistair
Troy Garity
as Lucas Bundsch
Elizabeth Marvel
as Cassandra Walker
Aleksa Palladino
as Iris Lanzer
Jeremy Jordan
as Joey Castoro
Bruce Altman
as Dr. Jonathan Fleming
Lynn Collins
as Tanya Dempsey
Jonno Roberts
as Jerome Thomas
Robert Stanton
as Stan Kovacevic
Christian Campbell
as Ezra Kleinfelter
Mia Barron
as Lara Banin
Margaret Colin
as Natalie Gale
Chris Bauer
as Det. Gerry Coventry
Thomas Ryan
as Oscar Holt
Jeremy Davidson
as Gordon Cushing
Ron Canada
as Manny Rose
Olivia d'Abo
as Nigella Mason
Frankie Faison
as Judge Brewster O'Hare
Andrew Howard
as Devon Gaspar
Sarah Goldberg
as Miss Truepenny
Jamie Harrold
as Coogan Burl
Candis Cayne
as Ms. Hudson
Noelle Beck
as Peri Delancey
Scott Cohen
as Nolan Sharp
Ken Marks
as Chairman
Ronald Guttman
as Mr. Mueller/Elliot Honeycutt
Cara Buono
as Sarah Cushing
Shiri Appleby
as Dalit Zirin
Ralph Brown
as Tim Sherrington
Danielle Nicolet
as Jennifer Sayles
Andrew Samonsky
as El Mecanico
Faran Tahir
as Ramses Mattoo
Tim McMullan
as DCI Hopkins
Steve Greenstein
as Titus Delancey
Heather Burns
as Chloe Butler
Bill Irwin
as Richard Balsille
Judith Ivey
as Ruth Colville
Khalil Kain
as Benny Charles
Jordan Lage
as Dr. Phineas Hobbs
Jeremy Shamos
as Dr. Paul Sutherland
Rich Sommer
as Harlan Emple
Dan Cooney
as Cliff Brown
Kersti Bryan
as Haley Tyler
Zachary Booth
as Silas Cole
Delphina Belle
as Kayden Fuller
Larry Mitchell
as Uniform Cop
Tim Guinee
as Dean McNally
Rufus Wright
as Lawrence Pendry
Nancy Lemenager
as Susan Bettman
Wass Stevens
as Travis Hardwick
Maggie Lacey
as Louise Forrester
Sue-Anne Morrow
as Det. Leslie Loughlin
Teal Wicks
as Tess Dahl
Laura Osnes
as Celia Carroll
Charlotte Maier
as Cynthia Tilden
James Martinez
as Diego Salcedo
Sean Nelson
as Shawn Menck
Mather Zickel
as Hank Prince
Emily Bergl
as Marion West
John Noble
as Mr. Holmes
Kate Cullen Roberts
as Kathy Spalding
Peter Gerety
as Frank Da Silva
Andy Murray
as John Clay
Bill Sage
as Jake Picardo
Bhavesh Patel
as Neetzan Mehmet
Keesha Sharp
as Mistress Felicia
Kate Cullen Roberts
as Kathy Spalding
Brian Reddy
as August Patrick
Joel Hatch
as Andrew Donnelly
Jim Norton
as Sir James Walter
Peter McRobbie
as Milton Van Kirk
Elliot Villar
as Christian Suarez
Eric Miller
as Kidnapper
Gretchen Egolf
as Karen Buckner
Brett G. Smith
as ESU Captain
Michael Gaston
as Kurt Yoder
John Owens
as Priest
Misha Kuznetsov
as Marko Zubkov
Christopher Fitzgerald
as Dr. Neil Murray
Olivia Baseman
as Sasha Zubkov
Joe Forbrich
as Brad Scheff
Jay Ward
as ESU Officer
Rick Holmes
as Jason Harrison
Kristine Johnson
as TV News Anchor
Curtis L. McClarin
as Morris Gilroy
Parker Pogue
as John Bowden
Jason Danieley
as Barry Granger
T. Ryder Smith
as Kenneth Carlson
Jeremy Rishe
as Emerson
Curtis McClarin
as Morris Gilroy
Shawn Curran
as Alan Vikner
Dillan Arrick
as Jenna Lombard
Paul Fitzgerald
as Burt Jeffries
Angel Desai
as Dr. Gretchen Primier
Jack Dimich
as Ivan Kershavin
David Gregory
as Nicholas Orman
David A. Gregory
as Nicholas Orman
Rosalyn Coleman
as Hotel Manager
Greg Coughlin
as Aaron Colville
Rock Kohli
as Cabbie
Tibor Feldman
as Dr. Michael Glassman
Dee Pelletier
as Polygraph Examiner
Casey Biggs
as Alan Becker
Amir Babayoff
as Taxi Driver
Anthony Fazio
as Delivery Man
Christina Jackson
as Nicole Watkins
Andrew Halliday
as Mr. Hostatler
Tony Sheldon
as British Doctor
Mike Starr
as Russell Gertz
Mandy Siegfried
as Ellen Pierce
Nambi E. Kelley
as Ms. Stone
Don Sparks
as Lawyer
Nick Maccarone
as Dean Kaneshiro
Johanna Day
as Maureen Tyler
Kacie Sheik
as Receptionist
Pun Bandhu
as Lab Assistant
Kevin Loreque
as Bespectacled Man
Tally Sessions
as Officer Jaffin
Kieran Campion
as Ray McKibben
Rachel Pickup
as Allison Fuller
Adam Grupper
as Hank's Lawyer
Cindy Katz
as Marsha Stecker
Alex Morf
as Miles Pohlua
Simon Feil
as Office Worker
Deirdre Madigan
as Receptionist
Jane Pfitsch
as Lisanne
Ryan McCarthy
as Sheriff's Officer #1
Lucas Hall
as Nelson Maddox
Alec Beard
as Officer Conroy
Justin Morck
as ESU Leader
Ty Jones
as Deron
Steve Kazee
as Jeff Heinz
Robert Creighton
as Det. Luntz
Adam McNulty
as Det. Park
Mark Zeisler
as Arthur Watkins
Ralph Byers
as Chuck Hammond
Lucas Dixon
as Sheriff's Officer #2
Bradford Cover
as Vincent Renatto
A.J. Cedeno
as Bartender
Robert Jimenez
as Orderly Guillermo
Liche Ariza
as Edgar Alvarez
Keith Eric Chappelle
as Parcel Services Driver
Tyler Evans
as NSA Agent
Annika Peterson
as Charlotte Klemmer
Nina Lafarga
as Tatiana
Donovan Christie Jr.
as Watson's Date
Bowman Wright
as James Deer
Gene Gabriel
as CSU Officer
Aaron Schwartz
as Jersey Shore
David Hess
as Darragh O'Connor
Mike Masters
as Lead Security Guard
Kate Levy
as Lawyer
Dana Berger
as Paramedic
Stephen Friedrich
as Pet Groomer Employee
Jim Watkins
as News Reporter
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News & Interviews for Elementary: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Elementary Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

The payoff for the viewers lies less in the usual clever detective work than in the backstage glances at the real MO of the detectives.

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In its second season, Elementary has tried to emphasize its serial aspects in big ways and small ones. "The One Percent Solution" is full of small continuity moments.

Dec 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Elementary has its share of pivotal moments, but they are invariably underplayed, woven into crime-solving story lines that allow the larger narrative to emerge with surprising power. It may be the best portrait of recovery on television.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

One episode in London and an entire world sprung to life around Joan and Sherlock. A bustling, dense world that didn't just serve the closed-in plot, but also opened the door for return visits.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The One Percent Solution...was packed with something more important than ingenuity: wit.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It was great to see Gregson take pride in the work that he and Watson do and while he says he sticks his neck out, we never really get to see it first hand.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

One thing I admire about Sherlock is that he doesn't really shirk a task once it is given to him.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

Season 2 continued Elementary's knack for honing in on very poignant, emotional moments between its main characters.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The sibling dynamic between the Holmes boys has always been a fascinating one and considering the particularly contentious history that exists between them here, this could prove an interesting addition to the series.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Elementary has never been a perfect show, but it is almost always perfectly entertaining.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All in all, a very good premiere.

Sep 27, 2016 | Full Review…

With so many new dynamics brought on to the scene this season thus far... I am really looking forward to the second half of the season

Jan 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Elementary: Season 2

  • Sep 12, 2014
    Holmes and Watson take their crime solving to the next level as Elementary enters into a second season. More of the Holmes canon is explored with story arcs that introduce Sherlock's brother Mycroft and his former Scotland Yard colleague Lestrade. And the crimes-of-the-week continue to deliver interesting cases that are full of intrigue. However, the show makes a major misstep in developing a romance between Watson and Mycroft. The actors have no chemistry together and the relationship feels completely contrived. Season 2 of Elementary stumbles a bit, but does a good job overall at building the series and its characters.
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  • Jul 28, 2014
    Superb television. Almost my gold standard for quality television. They lose half a point for ripping off character names from Sherlock Holmes but not really having anything else to do with it. Aside from that though this show is absolutely amazing. If you watch no other television, watch this show.
  • Jul 13, 2014
    What worked so well in the first season still worked in the second season: Liu and Miller's chemistry and the clever plotting. But Rhys Ifans really ruined it for me. He's fine as Sherlock's brother but to have Joan fall for him was disappointing. You think less of her for liking such a frankly repellant man and it spoiled her and Sherlock's dymanic. Please keep Mycroft out of it next season.
  • Jun 14, 2014
    Although the series was well under way in their misguided attempts to kill Sherlock Holmes definitively, they almost succeeded when they introduced their Moriarty. Truly, this is the worst thing to happen to the Great Detective since Reichenbach. When you have Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Mrs Hudson, Professor Moriarty, Mycroft Holmes, Colonel Moran, Irene Adler and Inspector Lestrade in your show and you ONLY manage to get the essence of Mycroft and Moran out of all those iconic Holmesian characters, stop writing immediately! Can't wait for more Sherlock (FYI Jonny Lee Miller can't match Benedict Cumberbatch or even come close).
  • Jun 08, 2014
    Great mystery series that does a great job not only portraying the personality of Sherlock Holmes, but with incorporating a traditional classic with modern times. It's like House but with more of a general subject base.
  • May 16, 2014
    Elementary's new season built up such a strong characteristic of modern Sherlock that transformed the series to another level. While toward the finale was somewhat disappointing, the entire season was delivered very well.
  • Apr 04, 2014
    another good who dunit. Lucy Liu shows some of her past as Watson. Johnny Miller moves his character in more ways than can be expected.
  • Apr 04, 2014
    This show just keeps getting better and better. JLM is the best.
  • Mar 16, 2014
    Great show, JLM's acting holds the show together beautifully. He has managed to make Sherlock into a very inspiring character. I love the philosophical pondering and the dialogues.
  • Mar 04, 2014
    If you won't bother to tune in to BBC or PBS, this could be among the best you'll ever see.

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