Elementary

The BEST episodes of Elementary

Every episode of Elementary ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Elementary!

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. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. Holmes resumes his work as a police consultant in New York City and Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.

Last Updated: 8/2/2022Network: CBS
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Heroine (2)
star
8.35
2041 votes

#1 - Heroine (2)

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/16/2013

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.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:Amazon
Whatever Remains, However Improbable
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8.20
1759 votes

#2 - Whatever Remains, However Improbable

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/17/2018

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

Directors: Christine Moore
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Woman (1)
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8.19
4539 votes

#3 - The Woman (1)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/16/2013

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.

Directors: Seith Mann
Watch Now:Amazon
Risk Management
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8.10
4979 votes

#4 - Risk Management

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/9/2013

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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
Watch Now:Amazon
M.
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8.01
5497 votes

#5 - M.

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2013

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.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:Amazon
A Landmark Story
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8.01
4864 votes

#6 - A Landmark Story

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/2/2013

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.

Directors: Peter Werner
Watch Now:Amazon
Their Last Bow
star
8.00
1365 votes

#7 - Their Last Bow

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/15/2019

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.

Directors: Christine Moore
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Fit to Be Tied
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7.99
1803 votes

#8 - Fit to Be Tied

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/10/2018

Holmes and Watson’s deadly conflict with Sherlock’s former friend Michael intensifies when their newest victim looks to be the serial killer’s latest prey.

Directors: Ron Fortunato
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Paint It Black
star
7.98
3450 votes

#9 - Paint It Black

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/1/2014

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.

Directors: Lucy Liu
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Art in the Blood
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7.97
3560 votes

#10 - Art in the Blood

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/8/2014

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.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Deja Vu All Over Again
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7.95
4972 votes

#11 - Deja Vu All Over Again

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/14/2013

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.

Directors: Jerry Levine
Watch Now:Amazon
The One That Got Away (2)
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7.95
2549 votes

#12 - The One That Got Away (2)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/29/2015

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.

Directors: Seith Mann
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Reichenbach Falls
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7.94
1369 votes

#13 - Reichenbach Falls

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/8/2019

Reichenbach inadvertently provides Sherlock and Joan with a lead that could give them evidence that brings him to justice.

Directors: Ron Fortunato
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
On the Line
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7.94
4378 votes

#14 - On the Line

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2013

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

Directors: Guy Ferland
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Invisible Hand
star
7.92
2993 votes

#15 - The Invisible Hand

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/1/2016

When Holmes and Watson discover the perpetrator behind the attempt made on Morland’s life, they find a shocking connection to themselves.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Watch Now:Amazon
Hurt Me, Hurt You
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7.91
3094 votes

#16 - Hurt Me, Hurt You

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/21/2017

Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:Amazon
The Diabolical Kind
star
7.90
4086 votes

#17 - The Diabolical Kind

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/2/2014

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.

Directors: Larry Teng
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blood Is Thicker
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7.89
4589 votes

#18 - Blood Is Thicker

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2013

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.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tremors
star
7.89
4322 votes

#19 - Tremors

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2013

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

Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Unfriended
star
7.88
1375 votes

#20 - Unfriended

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/1/2019

Sherlock and Joan join forces with Holmes’ father, Morland to enlist his vast criminal network to help disassemble Reichenbach’s crime prevention system.

Directors: Lucy Liu
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Snow Angels
star
7.88
5051 votes

#21 - Snow Angels

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/4/2013

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.

Directors: Andrew Bernstein
Watch Now:Amazon
All in the Family
star
7.87
4057 votes

#22 - All in the Family

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/2014

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.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Uncanny Valley of the Dolls
star
7.87
1700 votes

#23 - Uncanny Valley of the Dolls

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/13/2018

Holmes and Watson discover that the murder of a robotics engineer may be connected to his groundbreaking secret research in the area of real-life teleportation. Also, when Detective Bell is shut out of a required class he needs in order to complete his master's degree and join the U.S. Marshal Service, he is shocked to discover the course instructor has personal reasons for denying him access.

Directors: Jonny Lee Miller
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Step Nine
star
7.87
4901 votes

#24 - Step Nine

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2013

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.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Internal Audit
star
7.87
4270 votes

#25 - Internal Audit

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2013

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.

Directors: Jerry Levine
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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