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  Season Three  

Premiere: October 30, 2014 — Finale: May 14, 2015 — # of Episodes: 24    
Summary: Watson's "normal" life is disrupted when Holmes returns from London with a protege, Kitty.

Renewal of Elementary for the 2014-2015 season was announced on March 13, 2014, [1] by CBS for a third season.


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Enough nemesis to go around    "Enough Nemesis To Go Around" October 30, 2014
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny

Holmes returns to New York with a new apprentice and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London's MI6. However, Joan Watson must give her approval first.

The Five Orange Pipz    "The Five Orange Pipz" November 6, 2014
Directed by: Larry Teng - Written by: Bob Goodman

When Sherlock and Joan join forces on a double homicide, Sherlock’s new apprentice threatens the investigation when she allows her jealousy of Sherlock and Joan's work rapport to override her better judgement.

Just a regular irregular    "Just a Regular Irregular" November 13, 2014
Directed by: Jerry Levine - Written by: Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Sherlock helps a math genius from his network of "Irregulars" experts after he stumbles upon a body while participating in a math puzzle competition. Joan attempts to extend an olive branch after she learns about Kitty's past.

S03E04-Bella and Holmes    "Bella" November 20, 2014
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Craig Sweeny

When a ground breaking artificial intelligence software program is stolen, Sherlock agrees to take on the case, but enlists Joan's assistance in solving it when he becomes more interested in disproving the computer's abilities than finding the thief. Meanwhile, Joan confronts Sherlock about his motives after she learns he has been in direct contact with her boyfriend, Andrew, without her knowledge.

S03E05-Kitty Holmes at gym    "Rip Off" November 27, 2014
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Jason Tracey

Sherlock and Kitty investigate the murder of a small postal store owner whose death is connected to the illegal diamond trade. Gregson puts his career in jeopardy when he hits a fellow NYPD officer for harassing his daughter.

S03E06-Holmes Watson maps    "Terra Pericolosa" December 4, 2014
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt - Written by: Bob Goodman & Jeffrey Paul King

Holmes and Watson search for a thief who committed murder to steal a rare map. Meanwhile, Watson becomes concerned with Sherlock's escalating interference into Kitty's burgeoning personal life.

S03E07-Watson Holmes The Nose    "The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction" December 11, 2014
Directed by: Christine Moore - Written by: Peter Ocko

A bored Holmes forces his investigative services onto Watson, who is trying to locate a woman who has been missing for five years, and the only clue is the smell of nutmeg at the site of her disappearance. Meanwhile, Joan’s bond with her long-distance boyfriend, Andrew, is tested when a man from her past reappears and asks for her help.

S03E08-Niko Buros and Marcus Bell    "End of Watch" December 18, 2014
Directed by: Ron Fortunato - Written by: Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Holmes and Watson join forces with the NYPD after a police officer is murdered. Also, Sherlock searches for the creator of a "recovery blog" who is posting personal statements he made in sobriety meetings.

S03E09-Watson Holmes Connaughton    "The Eternity Injection" January 8, 2015
Directed by: Larry Teng - Written by: Craig Sweeny

When a nurse Watson used to work with asks for her help finding a missing acquaintance, the woman's trail leads Watson and Holmes to another person who has disappeared. Also, Sherlock struggles with his sobriety when he finds the recovery process monotonous.

S03E10-Holmes Watson Gregson flower    "Seed Money" January 15, 2015
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Brian Rodenbeck

While Kitty tries to find a runaway teen, Sherlock and Joan work a case in which the murder of a brilliant bio-engineer looks to be at the hands of a drug cartel. Joan makes a major life decision but worries it will impact Sherlock negatively, not knowing that Sherlock has big news of his own.

Elementary s03e11    "The Illustrious Client" January 22, 2015
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Jason Tracey

Watson starts her new job as an investigator for an insurance firm, but ends up joining forces on a case with Sherlock when a threat to Kitty emerges.

S03E12-Gruner and Kitty with poker    "The One That Got Away" January 29, 2015
Directed by: Seith Mann - Written by: Robert Doherty

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.

S03E13-Andrew dies    "Hemlock" February 5, 2015
Directed by: Christine Moore - Written by: Arika Lisanne Mittman

Holmes and Watson are faced with a very large suspect pool when a debt collector is murdered. Andrew wants Watson to meet his father.

S03E14-Bell Holmes at zoo    "The Female of the Species" February 12, 2015
Directed by: Lucy Liu - Written by: Jeffrey Paul King

Sherlock and Detective Bell investigate the kidnapping of two zebras from the Bronx zoo. Watson deals with the ramifications of Andrew's murder.

S03E15-Watson Holmes Bell Powell    "When Your Number's Up" February 19, 2015
Directed by: Jerry Levin - Written by: Bob Goodman

Holmes and Watson delve into the world of wrongful death compensation when they investigate a series of murders in which the killer leaves envelopes of cash on the victims. Holmes makes a generous gesture towards Watson as she suffers through the aftermath of Andrew's death.

S03E16-Holmes and Oscar    "For All You Know" March 5, 2015
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Peter Ocko

Holmes is implicated in the murder of a woman who was killed during the height of his drug addiction. Sherlock investigates to find the connection between himself and the victim, but the evidence begins to shake his confidence in his character.

S03E17-Holmes Bell    "T-Bone and the Iceman" March 12, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis - Written by: Jason Tracey

A murder victim turns out to have been instantly frozen at the time of death. Watson is forced to have an awkward conversation with her brother after learning he is having an affair.

S03E18-Holmes Watson Bell Zooss    "The View From Olympus" April 2, 2015
Directed by: Seith Mann - Written by: Jordan Rosenberg

After a driver for a ride sharing company is intentionally run over by a city cab, Sherlock and Joan wonder if it's a case of professional jealousy. A romance Sherlock has with a longtime Irregular is complicated when she makes an uncomfortable request.

S03E19-Franken and Holmes    "One Watson, One Holmes" April 9, 2015
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Robert Hewitt Wolfe

When a member of Everyone is murdered, Holmes and Watson find themselves drawn into a civil war playing out on the Internet. Holmes is concerned that Watson's renewed dedication to their profession is turning her into him.

S03E20-Holmes Watson tunnel    "A Stitch in Time" April 16, 2015
Directed by: Ron Fortunato - Written by: Peter Ocko

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a professional skeptic, a man who debunked paranormal, religious and scientific phenomenon for a living. The case becomes urgent when his homicide reveals a potential threat to homeland security. Captain Gregson's daughter and fellow NYPD officer, Hannah, asks Watson for help with one of her cases.

S03E21-Holmes Watson Bell Hawes    "Under My Skin" April 23, 2015
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt - Written by: Jeffrey Paul King

Two New York City paramedics are shot and their ambulance with its patient is abducted by the murderer. Holmes and Watson join the manhunt to find out what happened and why. Holmes learns information about Alfredo Llamosa, which strains their relationship.

S03E22-Watson Holmes Stanley Cup    "The Best Way Out Is Always Through" April 30, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis - Written by: Arika Lisanne Mittman

When a judge is murdered, Holmes and Watson become involved in the interstate search to find the prime suspect, an escaped convict from a privatized prison. Also, when Holmes applies his deductive reasoning to Detective Bell's new relationship, the romance hits a rough patch. Holmes buys a Stanley Cup and tests if it's the real one.

S03E23-Holmes and bees    "Absconded" May 7, 2015
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Jason Tracey

A researcher, one of Sherlock's fellow beekeepers, who was investigating a deadly honeybee outbreak is killed. Captain Gregson asks Watson for help with an unofficial investigation that helps him make a decision.

S03E24-Holmes descends    "A Controlled Descent" May 14, 2015
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Robert Doherty

Holmes and Watson take on an investigation of a personal nature when Holmes' friend and former recovery sponsor Alfredo Llamosa suddenly disappears.

Production News

  • Producers have tapped Raza Jaffrey as Joan’s new boyfriend, someone normal and stable and pretty much the opposite of Sherlock Holmes [25]
  • The series will jump ahead a full year when it returns in September, with Sherlock and Joan having been apart for nearly 12 months after the former left at the end of Elementary Season 2 for his new job at MI6.
  • Ophelia Lovibond joins the Elementary Season 3 cast as Kitty Winter, Sherlock's new apprentice. TVLine also reported Winter's relationship with Sherlock Holmes "will have ongoing repercussions for his relationship with Joan."
  • When the series returns on CBS later this year, Holmes will be "trying to get in Joan's good graces after almost a year away in London". TVLine reported, implying a possible year-long time jump in the Elementary Season 3 premiere.


it has been reported that the third season of Elementary will jump a whole year after Sherlock left to work for MI6 and Joan moved out from the house. [25]



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  2. ,TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 13, 2014.