Elementary: Season 5 (2016 - 2017)


Season 5
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Air date: Oct 2, 2016

Holmes and Watson assist the NYPD as they search for a serial bomber terrorizing the city; Watson turns to a former criminal, whose life she saved during her time as a surgeon, for help.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

Holmes is abducted by the leader of a local street gang, who wants him to find the person who's behind a hit on his men; Watson considers whether to grant a personal favor for Shinwell.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

Capt. Gregson's girlfriend hires Holmes for a case she wants kept off from Gregson's radar; Holmes and Watson assist the NYPD in a search for an abducted woman.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

Capt. Gregson tries to get Holmes and Watson included to receive a city commendation; Holmes and Watson investigate a financial analyst's murder.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man who led a secret life as a vigilante; when Shinwell's criminal record keeps him from finding a job, Watson wants to help him.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

A chef and his patrons are poisoned after consuming a menu item tainted with snake venom; Detective Bell's crush on a colleague leads Holmes to a realization about his relationship with Fiona.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

Holmes and Watson investigate after a BASE jumper is shot out of the sky and has his parachute sabotaged by two separate people; Joan's sister thinks she sees Shinwell with a member of his old gang.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2016

Joan thinks Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she discovers that he hasn't been attending recovery meetings; a man dies after eating poisoned sausage connected to a lab that is developing artificial meat.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2016

Shinwell needs help from Holmes and Watson after he's framed for a gang killing; the duo has three days to find the real murderer or Shinwell will be sent back to jail.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2016

When Watson comes under suspicion in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, she and Holmes must find the person using her medical license.

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Cast & Crew

Jonny Lee Miller
Sherlock Holmes

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Lucy Liu
Joan Watson

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Aidan Quinn
Captain Thomas Gregson

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Jon Michael Hill
Detective Marcus Bell

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Nelsan Ellis
Shinwell Johnson

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Chris McKinney
Guest Star
Ophelia Lovibond
Kitty Winter

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Michele Hicks
Thea Moser

Guest Star
Blair Brown
Kate Durning

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Marianne Muellerleile
Margaret

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Scott Shepherd
Anson Gephardt

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Jill Paice
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Robert Doherty
Executive Producer
Carl Beverly
Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman
Executive Producer
John Polson
Executive Producer
Jason Tracey
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Elementary: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Elementary: Season 5

  • Sep 01, 2020
    I am not a fan of this season. They tend to build out a supporting actor in each season (i.e., Microft, Kity, Marlon, etc.) yet this season fails to build out Shinwell"s storyline or setting/world. I also think they could have done more when it came to building put Kitty's background
  • Apr 25, 2018
    THE SERIES FOR ITSELF IS VERY GOOD, BUT I BELIVE THIS IS THE BEST SEASON YET. IT'S PRETTY FASCINATING AND EXCITING TO SEE THE CRIMES THEY SOLVE. THE ONLY THING I DO NOT LIKE IS THE CHARACTER OF NELSAN ELLIS CALLED SHINWELL JOHNSON. HE JUST ISN’T VERY SYMPATHIC AND HE SEEMS KIND OF DUMB. JUST LIKE A CHILD HE ALWAYS DOES THE THINGS HE WAS TOLD NOT TO DO AND HE NEVER LISTENS TO THE OTHER PERSONS AND ALSO HE DOESN’T TAKE HELP, EVEN IF IT’S OFFERED TO HIM ALL THE TIME. ITS KIND OF SAD, THAT WE DON'T SEE SHERLOCKS FATHER MORLAND AGAIN, BUT THAT’S JUST SOMETHING THE WRITERS DECIDED AND MAYBE WE WILL HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN IN SEASON 6. I ALSO LIKE, THAT KITTY IS BACK FOR ANOTHER ADVENTURE, AND THE ENDING OF THE SEASON IS JUST THRILLING.
  • Jul 29, 2017
    It's becoming increasingly clear that the show's writers are uncomfortable and unwilling to address the existence of systemic racism, instead focusing on 'black-on-black' violence, or the few "bad apples" in the justice system (who generally happen to be black characters). The pro-police vibe of the show is incredibly tone deaf considering the recent problems with anti-black violence within the NYPD. No institution should be above social critique, but with each season the Elementary writers' biases become more obvious.
  • Jul 14, 2017
    Holmes and Watson continue their crime solving partnership into a fifth season of Elementary. This season Holmes and Watson take on a new protégée, Shinwell Johnson, who they train to go undercover as an informant to take down his former gang. Additionally, Detective Marcus Bell has a romance with a DA and Holmes is preyed upon by a dangerous stalker. The cases-of-the-week have a fair amount of mystery and intrigue to them (some more than others), and tackle a number of topical issues. Also, several interesting guest stars are featured, including Castle's Jon Huertas, William Ragsdale, Christine Taylor, and Meat Loaf. Season 5 of Elementary is less ambitious and a bit of a comedown from the last few seasons, but it's still a pretty solid and enjoyable to watch.
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  • Mar 12, 2017
    Until now each season has only improved but this season seems to not live up to the first 4 seasons. I still wouldn't miss watching it each week but its not quite as crisp as the earlier seasons.
  • Oct 30, 2016
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  • Jun 11, 2016
    Like the twists they put into the characters from the book. It shows ingenuity. I normally prefer British mystery but in this case I like this show better than the British "Sherlock."

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