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Elementary: Season 5 (2016-2017)




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This modern update of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic series of stories follows Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) through the streets of New York City as they investigate mysterious incidents and confront adversaries old and new. Season 5 finds Holmes and Watson enlisting help from an unlikely source, Holmes' father Morland (John Noble), in order to crack down on the activities of a shadowy global crime syndicate. Also starring Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill.


Jonny Lee Miller
as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu
as Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn
as Tommy Gregson
Jon Michael Hill
as Det. Marcus Bell
Nelsan Ellis
as Shinwell Johnson
Chasten Harmon
as Chantal Milner
Jordan Gelber
as M.E. Hawes
Chris McKinney
as Det. Guzman
Ophelia Lovibond
as Kitty Winter
Ruffin Prentiss
as Laquan "Tall Boy" Eversley
Madai Chakell
as Chivonne
Blair Brown
as Kate Durning
Scott Shepherd
as Anson Gephardt
Owain Yeoman
as Julius Kent
Debi Mazar
as Det. Cosa
Wade Williams
as Ryan Decker
John Doman
as Councilman Slessinger
Matthew Del Negro
as Nathan Resor
Conor Leslie
as Molly Thayer
Dan Lauria
as Louis Garmendia
Stephen Rider
as Tyus Wilcox
Bianca Amato
as Brenda Resor
Raymond Ma
as Captain Pack
Emily Dorsch
as Dr. Franny Krieg
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Jack Brunelle
Tim Guinee
as NSA Agent McNally
David Corenswet
as Houston Spivey
Al Thompson
as Bonzi Folsom
Rob McClure
as Grant Huber
Matthew Rauch
as Garrett Lerner
Betty Gilpin
as Fiona Helbron
Laura Heisler
as Roz Nealy
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Carrie Traub
Matthew Lawler
as Titus Gorham
Danny Burstein
as Ted Winthrop
Kathy Najimy
as Raina Karnow
Michele Hicks
as Thea Moser
Richard Thomas
as Mitch Barrett
Anna Khaja
as Nazria Durrani
Leslie Fray
as Angela Newsome
Michael Berresse
as Ardy Gulbenkian
Susan Blommaert
as Dr. Xanthopoulos
Alan Rosenberg
as Sydney Garber
Debra Jo Rupp
as Sheriff Malick
James Kyson
as Joey Ng
Frank Whaley
as Winston Utz
Haynes Thigpen
as Benson Knowles
Jake Brinskele
as Ethan Moore
Shuler Hensley
as Frank Trimble
Regina Taylor
as Dr. Wilkerson
Rebecca Luker
as Virginia Spivey
Elizabeth Ward Land
as Lillian Dunbar
William Ragsdale
as Patrick Moore
Teddy Canez
as Maynor Palacio
Christine Taylor
as Gail Lundquist
Philip Casnoff
as Jack McGill
Rosa Gilmore
as Alma Santos
Tina Chilip
as Sinjae Vee
Ishmail Bashey
as Quadir Durrani
Lee Tergesen
as Cray Fielder
Bridget Ann White
as Laurie Barrett
Joey Sorge
as Markham
Olek Krupa
as Fyodor Ukhov
Brian Hutchison
as Kurt Godwyn
Carson Elrod
as Rueben Drexel
Gordon Clapp
as Deputy Chief Prosky
Jeff McCarthy
as Werner Platz
Ka-Ling Cheung
as Benita Sakda
Paul O'Brien
as Paul Fontino
Ryan Oakes
as Claude Rysher
Ron Rifkin
as Wayne Vachs
Quincy Dunn-Baker
as Mark Trenchman
Kelly Deadmon
as Lara Ukhov
Kia Joy Goodwin
as Yvette Ingram
David Aaron Baker
as Joe Leshner
Darlesia Cearcy
as Pharmacist
Alfredo Narciso
as Det. Brooks
Fran Kranz
as Brendan Farley
Iris Bahr
as Emily Gray
Shelley Thomas
as Ms. Lawler
Bobby Moreno
as O.G. Pwnzr
Delaney Williams
as Joseph Tommolino
Clark Jackson
as Nelson Lewis
Dan Ziskie
as Gordie Kasdan
Jaime Lincoln Smith
as Darnell Langston
Linda Powell
as Congresswoman Salazar
Jason Bowen
as Dejuan Rowe
Julian Acosta
as Mateo Lima
Ito Aghayere
as Corrine Brighton
Rachel Christopher
as Receptionist
Annie Q.
as Wendy
Lee Sellers
as Jerry Bice
Tommy Schrider
as Reese Vennek
Daryl Edwards
as Det. Perkins
Eddie McGee
as Theodore
John Bolton
as Mr. Charles
Tony Roach
as Dario Canales
Irungu Mutu
as Taxi Driver
Flor De Liz Perez
as Eliza Alzado
Burke Moses
as New Jersey Detective
Rosie Benton
as Grace Cockburn
Stacey Sargeant
as Laila Kalifa
Mark Tallman
as Zane Diller
Stephen Chacon
as Dishwasher
Wendell B. Franklin
as DEA Agent Ritter
Rafael Poueriet
as CSU Officer
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Wendell Hecht
Marlie Hall
as Cable News Anchor
Chelsea Spack
as Marjorie
Leopold Manswell
as Punk Boxer
Graham Rowat
as Defense Attorney
Todd Lawson
as Bennett Nealy
Damian Young
as Breslin
Connor Bond
as FBI Agent #1
Robert Cuccioli
as ESU Leader
Meat Loaf
as Herman Wolf
Jill Paice
as Stephanie Novak
Charlbi Dean Kriek
as Beautiful Woman
Jason Butler Harner
as Ballard Clifton
Adrian Alvarado
as Uniform #1
Yassmin Alers
as Camila Marquez
Matthew F. O'Connor
as Gunther Klecko
Diane Davis
as Mrs. Azoff
Bill Dawes
as Declan Boyle
Opal Alladin
as Lab Director
Steven Taylor
as ESU Officer
Lilli Cooper
as Female EMT
Steve Key
as FBI Agent #2
Ryan Andes
as Lead Bodyguard
Ruthie Ann Miles
as Rockaway Detective
Kristen Adele
as Office Worker #1
Edward Carnevale
as Blue Collar Man
Rachel York
as Carla Giovanni
Danny Wolohan
as Darren Azoff
Arnold Y. Kim
as Jerome Chun
Katie Kreisler
as Sydney Shea
Jim Piddock
as Tom Saunders
Peter Onorati
as Gio Bianchi
Jean Brassard
as Sports Broadcaster
Jessica Savage
as Office Worker #2
Kelly McAndrew
as Washington
Justin Adams
as Male Staffer
Luis Moreno
as Angry Husband
Pia Haddad
as Zhala Durrani
Mohit Gautam
as Marjan Durrani
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Critic Reviews for Elementary: Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A departure from many other long-running crime procedurals, Elementary deliberately avoids tired tropes.

August 1, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The intrigue grows.

December 15, 2017 | Full Review…

After several complicated seasons, the show seems to have streamlined things considerably this season, perhaps responding to some peoples' frustrations with how complex things had gotten in recent years.

October 19, 2016 | Full Review…

As someone who spent three seasons writing about the show here at The A.V. Club, it was nice to see the show able to take a deserved victory lap.

December 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Give Elementary a go. Dip in and out. Revel in the workaday mundanity of it. Swoon at the actual crime-solving he does.

December 15, 2017 | Full Review…

For the first time in a while, the show seems to understand the depth of its emotional debt; it's pulled in so much old hurt for these fights that there's no easy solution.

October 11, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Elementary: Season 5


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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