Elana March Elementary intertitle Cartel Leader

Character Information
Status: Deceased
Actor: Gina Gershon
First Appearance: "Enough Nemesis To Go Around"
Last Appearance: "The Female of the Species"
Episode Count: 2
How can you be so naive? If he was involved with you, he was involved with me.
— Elana to Watson about Andrew's death, "The Female of the Species".

Elana March is the head of a narcotics cartel and a nemesis of Joan Watson. She enjoys the high life, is impeccably stylish and is very confident and smug. She's also ruthless and employs murder in order to further her interests.


Season Three

With Holmes away in England, Watson has built a thriving detective agency. This includes matching wits with Elana who she has known for six months. In that time, Elana's husband was killed, she took over the cartel and replaced all the key figures with women. Watson meets Elana in an upscale restaurant and as they banter, Watson reveals that she's discovered Elana's accountant who has already been arrested and wants a deal. Watson is meeting Elana so that her accountant can be arrested without her interference. Captain Gregson arrives at the restaurant and arrests Elana. Months later, Elana's accountant is mysteriously killed in an elevator on the way to testify in court. As a result, Elana is set free. Watson continues to monitor Elana which results in her delivering an official complaint to Gregson at the 11th Precinct.

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Elana's arrest on TV.

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Elana complains.

Later, Elana meets Watson to give her a "tip" that a person that used to be in her employ killed the accountant. However, with Holmes' help, Watson has figured out who really killed her accountant, Kevin Elspeth. He confessed that Elana hired him and based on his testimony, Elana is arrested at her palatial estate while Elspeth goes into Federal Protection. The acrimony between Elana and Watson is palatable as an agent handcuffs her. ("Enough Nemesis To Go Around")

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Elana's final arrest.

After the murder of her boyfriend Andrew Mittal by hemlock poisoning, Watson investigates and finds that the poisoner was a woman from France named Marion Desjardins who was living in the USA on a visa sponsored by one of Elana's old companies. Watson visits Elana in prison and upon presenting her with this information, Elana doesn't admit to hiring Marion but taunts Watson and warns her that anyone involved with Watson is involved with her since Watson is responsible for Elana's life sentence. As a result, Watson is afforded police protection and doesn't leave her apartment to participate with Holmes and Detective Bell in a case of two zebras missing from the Bronx zoo. Later, Watson receives a threatening post card which appears to be from March.

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Elana taunts Watson.

Later, Watson receives the following letter from Jamie Moriarty "My dearest Watson. Although it's been far too long since we laid eyes on each other, I continue to follow your career with great interest. I was sorry to hear about the murder of Andrew Mittal, and more than a bit unhappy to learn that his death was an attempt on your own most cherished life. I still believe a game is unfolding between Sherlock and I, and you have made yourself a valued and essential contributor. I won't have you removed from play prematurely. Uninvited participants are not welcome at the table, and their intrusions will be dealt with accordingly." Elana is found dead in her cell. ("The Female of the Species")

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Don't infer with Moriarty.

Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAntoniaAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleOlga BerezhnayaJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeDamon ClarkClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneCaptain DwyerElloryEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzCassie LenueGareth LestradeADA Nelson LewisAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyPatrick MeersMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerDetective NashIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedOdin ReichenbachRomulusMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterArthur WestAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmplePetros FrankenGayMs. HudsonJulius KentLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
ArchieAndre BellChivonnePaige CowanKayden FullerCheryl GregsonHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryMason BaldwinAnne BarkerEdwin BorsteinJack BrunelleLucas BundschJoey CastoroWade CrewesLiam DanowRyan DeckerViolet de MervilleThe DetectivesKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaIan GaleTrent GarbyDevon GasparDanilo GuraZoya HashemiDonna KaplanAdam KemperRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovIris LanzerGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonDorian MollTy MorstanPamDana PowellRemusPaula ReyesChris SantosJennifer SaylesShauna ScottSkylerWilson TragerHeather VanowenCassandra WalkerAaron Ward
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