The Woman
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Episode still of Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler
Episode number Season 1
Episode 23
Directed by Seith Mann
Written by Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny
Air date May 16, 2013
Episode chronology
Previous Risk Management
Next Heroine

The Woman is the twenty-third episode of season one. It was written by Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny, and directed by Seith Mann. The episode is the first part of the two hour season finale which premiered on May 16, 2013.


Plot synopsisEdit

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. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.


Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu as Joan Watson
Aidan Quinn as Captain Tommy Gregson
Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell
Natalie Dormer as Irene Adler / Moriarty
Erik Jensen as Isaac Proctor
Lucas Caleb Rooney as Duane Proctor
John Bedford Lloyd as Lieutenant
Christopher McCann as Dr. Del Santo
Henry Hodges as Student
Frank Deal as Detective Muldoon


What did you think of The Woman?

The poll was created at 16:55 on May 17, 2013, and so far 73 people voted.


  • All the paintings shown in Irene Adler's studio were made from scratch for the show.[1]
  • This episode is the first episode to feature Sherlock's bedroom. It located in the basement.[2]


All photos of The Woman on this wiki can be seen here.



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1x23 1x24 promo

Elementary - The Woman and Heroine (Preview)00:31

Elementary - The Woman and Heroine (Preview)

Sneak peekEdit

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Elementary - The Woman and Heroine (Sneak Peek)


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