Elementary: Season 6 (2018)

Season 6

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The complex relationship between Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes remains the heart of Elementary, with Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller delivering solid performances each episode.



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User Ratings: 129

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Air date: Apr 30, 2018

The Season 6 premiere: As Holmes confronts a medical diagnosis that threatens both his career and sobriety, he meets Michael, a man who credits Sherlock for helping him conquer his own addiction. Also, Holmes and Watson are hired by a reformed party girl heiress to find her missing partner in a years-old sex tape that has just leaked online.

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Air date: May 7, 2018

Watson and her half sister, Lin, have conflicting reactions when their estranged biological father dies. Also, Holmes and Watson find themselves on the hunt for a stolen plutonium shipment they fear will be used to make a dirty bomb after a department of energy inspector is killed.

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Air date: May 14, 2018

Holmes and Watson enter the world of rare antiquities when they investigate a case in which the victim was killed during a Revolutionary War reenactment. Also, as Holmes grows frustrated with the length of his cognitive recovery, he finds solace in his growing friendship with Michael.

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Air date: May 21, 2018

Watson considers making a major life change after reading her own therapy file while Holmes and she investigate the murder of her former psychologist.

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Air date: May 28, 2018

Holmes and Watson retrace Holmes' steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours or why he has it.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2018

Holmes and Watson enter the world of nuclear security when they investigate the murder of an ex-Yakuza gang member. Also, Captain Gregson is blindsided by a stunning personal confession from his daughter, Hannah, a police sergeant.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2018

Holmes and Watson hunt a serial killer after a murder rocks their inner circle. Also, Holmes' neurological recovery regresses and his sobriety wavers as his commitment to catching the killer grows into an obsession.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2018

Holmes and Watson's search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement takes them inside the clean technology industry. Also, Watson takes a giant leap forward regarding her interest in adoption.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2018

Holmes' former sobriety sponsor, Alfredo, asks for his help with an illegal endeavor in order to save his brother. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of a biology professor who was working on a secret genetics project prior to being killed.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2018

Sherlock and his father, Morland Holmes, attempt to repair their strained relationship upon learning of a death within their family. Also, Holmes and Watson discover a link between their latest case and the world of Egyptian antiquities when they search for a killer who tried to mummify his victim.

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In the sixth season of "Elementary," Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) discovers he has post-concussion syndrome. He keeps the information on the down-low, but Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) and Tommy Gregson (Aidan Quinn) find out anyway. Gregson benches Holmes from the 11th Precinct as a result. With his current health situation and after discovering the truth behind Mycroft's (Rhys Ifan) disappearance, Holmes takes comfort from Michael (Desmond Harrington), a new friend that Holmes met at one of his NA meetings. When a serial killer begins dropping women on the streets of New York, Holmes and Watson scramble to catch the culprit, not knowing that the culprit is someone close. "Elementary" also stars Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell. The show also features guest appearances by Ato Essandoh as Alfredo, Liza J. Bennett as Hannah Gregson, Rich Sommer as Harlan Emple, Freda Foh Shen as Mary Watson, and John Noble as Morland Holmes.

Cast & Crew

Jonny Lee Miller
Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu
Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn
Captain Thomas Gregson
Jon Michael Hill
Detective Marcus Bell
Jordan Gelber
ME Hawes
Parminder Nagra
Special Agent Mallick
John Noble
Morland Holmes
Liza J. Bennett
Hannah Gregson
James Barbour
Hunter Becket
Maurice Jones
Major Joshua Beckham
John Hillner
Milt Reed
Tony Plana
General Howard Alvero
Summer Sveinson
Bethany Marshall
Rob Doherty
Executive Producer
Carl Beverly
Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman
Executive Producer
John Polson
Executive Producer
Jason Tracey
Executive Producer
Christine Moore
Lucy Liu
Brandon Tanori
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Audience Reviews for Elementary: Season 6

  • Apr 24, 2019
    Sherlock Holmes comes up against one of the most sinister and villainous criminals of his career in Season 6 of Elementary. After being asked to look into a missing persons case for a fellow narcotics anonymous member named Michael, Sherlock discovers that Michael is the killer and is committing murders to test Sherlock's wits. Meanwhile, Watson works toward become an adoptive parent and Det. Bell begins qualifying for the marshal service. Desmond Harrington joins the cast as a recurring character and does a good job at playing Sherlock's nemesis. And a few other interesting guest stars also stop by. A couple of story threads from previous seasons are touched on, such as Sherlock's father's takeover of Moriarty's organization, but for the most part the season keeps to self-contained cases-of-the-week. Yet the season finale delivers one of the most far-reaching, show altering twist endings of the series. Elementary's sixth season is remarkably entertaining and is full of intriguing mysteries.
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  • Jul 16, 2021
    I have enjoyed all the episodes. Jonny Lee Miller is the best Sherlock, hands down. Such a brilliant actor, and an underrated actor. Lucy Liu & Jonny have a great chemistry. Wish it was still going on. Very sad it's no more. Would be so awesome to see him in more stuff.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    The need for plots that span one or series has been at the expense of weak plots in each episode. The writers have run out of steam. The whole point of any Sherlock Holmes story is that you're given all the the information, but only Sherlock can figure it out. Otherwise you're watching Miss Marple. The earlier series were so much better.
  • Mar 19, 2019
    Great show, many creative ways of killing and disposing of bodies. I find I can no longer cook with nutmeg.
  • Sep 23, 2018
    I felt this was a decent season. What I liked about Elementary is that the mysteries are solidly crafted with inventive ideas often based on current inventions, government policies, etc. Although I don't know how I feel about the actor who played the main antagonist, he does serve as a good foil for Sherlock. I especially liked the ending and how they did something that surprised and completely made sense in the retrospect.
  • Sep 21, 2018
    the quality fluctuated during season 5, however this show managed to pivot and put out an excellent season 6. this show succeeds to not only reinvent a beloved classic but course-correct to get back to the quality we expected from previous seasons. also, the cast is phenomenal.
  • Sep 20, 2018
    So, I guess this is how they write out the Detective Bell and Captain Gregson. A bit drastic, but let's hope it works.
  • Sep 17, 2018
    Elementary has a unique flair of grabbing people's interest from the start to finish
  • Sep 17, 2018
    It Can get repetitive ,and some times boring
  • Aug 13, 2018
    First seasons where aweosome but it got repetitive, i only watch it now because i love lucy liu and Jonny Lee Miller together talking stuff, they should have a radio show or something.

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