10 Best Episodes of Elementary

A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

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Elementary - S1E24

#1 - Heroine (2) (Season 1 - Episode 24)

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. Sherlock and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 1180 votes.

Elementary - S1E23

#2 - The Woman (1) (Season 1 - Episode 23)


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. Sherlock and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 1943 votes.

Elementary - S1E22

#3 - Risk Management (Season 1 - Episode 22)

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.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1966 votes.

Elementary - S1E12

#4 - M. (Season 1 - Episode 12)


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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 1864 votes.

Elementary - S6E21

#5 - Whatever Remains, However Improbable (Season 6 - Episode 21)

Holmes and Watson face their greatest challenge to date when a murder investigation threatens to destroy their partnership.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 1468 votes.

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#6 - A Landmark Story (Season 1 - Episode 21)


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.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1961 votes.

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#7 - Paint It Black (Season 2 - Episode 22)

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.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1928 votes.

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#8 - The Diabolical Kind (Season 2 - Episode 12)


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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 2050 votes.

Elementary - S2E9

#9 - On the Line (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Holmes and Watson uncover the identity of a serial killer whose case has gone cold and find themselves butting heads with the NYPD.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 2039 votes.

Elementary - S7E13

#10 - Their Last Bow (Season 7 - Episode 13)


Amidst Sherlock and Joan’s battle with tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach, the investigators receive word of their old enemy and Sherlock’s former love, Jamie Moriarty.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1140 votes.

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    Elementary - S1E18

    #11 - Deja Vu All Over Again (Season 1 - Episode 18)

    Joan investigates her first solo case when a wife disappears. The missing woman left behind a tear-filled video that mentions a murder on a subway platform. While Joan searches for the vanished lady, Sherlock probes the murder.

    The episode was rated 8.06 from 1839 votes.

    Elementary - S2E23

    #12 - Art in the Blood (Season 2 - Episode 23)


    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.

    The episode was rated 8.05 from 1896 votes.

    Elementary - S3E12

    #13 - The One That Got Away (2) (Season 3 - Episode 12)

    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.

    The episode was rated 8.05 from 1449 votes.

    Elementary - S2E24

    #14 - The Grand Experiment (Season 2 - Episode 24)


    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.

    The episode was rated 8.05 from 1896 votes.

    Elementary - S1E19

    #15 - Snow Angels (Season 1 - Episode 19)

    Sherlock and Joan try to prevent the largest cash vault in the U.S. from being robbed during a deadly blizzard. Meanwhile, Holmes attempts to help a transgender woman who is recovering from her latest breakup.

    The episode was rated 8.03 from 1924 votes.

    Elementary - S2E8

    #16 - Blood Is Thicker (Season 2 - Episode 8)


    When a beautiful young woman is murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate her ties to a billionaire CEO. Mycroft makes a case for Sherlock to move back to London.

    The episode was rated 8.00 from 2035 votes.

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    #17 - Tremors (Season 2 - Episode 10)

    When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Sherlock must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson’s future with the NYPD.

    The episode was rated 7.98 from 2069 votes.

    Elementary - S1E16

    #18 - Details (Season 1 - Episode 16)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.98 from 1763 votes.

    Elementary - S1E10

    #19 - The Leviathan (Season 1 - Episode 10)

    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.

    The episode was rated 7.97 from 1834 votes.

    Elementary - S1E3

    #20 - Child Predator (Season 1 - Episode 3)


    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.

    The episode was rated 7.96 from 2095 votes.


    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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