S01E04-Emily head shot

Emily Hankins Elementary intertitle Journalist

Character Information
Status: Alive
Actor: Susan Pourfar
First Appearance: "The Rat Race"
Last Appearance: "All My Exes Live in Essex"
Nicknames: Em
Family: Unnamed daughter
Episode Count: 5
We were worried about you Joan. I guess we still are.
— Emily, "Déjà Vu All Over Again".

Emily Hankins is a longtime friend of Joan Watson. She went to the same college as Joan Watson, and works in journalism. She has a six year old daughter.


Season One

She set Joan up with her friend Aaron Ward not knowing that he was married. ("Rat Race") When Joan quits her sober companion career to become a consultant detective, Emily becomes worried and stages an intervention at a bar. She tells Joan that she and her friends are concerned because she quit her job, lives with recovering addict Sherlock Holmes and is training to become a detective. They also think she's involved with him. Joan is hurt and walks out. Emily later calls her and apologizes. ("Déjà Vu All Over Again")

S01E18-Emily at bar
We're worried about you Joan.

Season Two

Watson sits at a park with Emily while her child plays. Emily encourages Joan to find time for a regular life and surprises Joan with a subscription to a dating site. ("We Are Everyone")

S02E03-Watson Emily at park
You getting any real world time?

Season Three

Watson meets up with a group of friends including Emily to plan a bachelorette party for her friend Marnie from medical school. Watson isn't comfortable engaging in such social interactions and considers her work with Holmes more important so she makes an excuse and leaves. Later, she tells Marnie she's joining the bridal party and leaves The Brownstone to meet her. ("One Watson, One Holmes")

S03E19-Emily Hankins
How dumb are we going to get with this?

Season Four

Emily asks Watson to meet her urgently and tells her that a police detective asked her many questions about Watson including if she is capable of committing crimes. The detective, Gina Cortes, holds a grudge against Watson because she believes she shouldn't be doing police work as a consultant. ("All My Exes Live in Essex")

S04E04-Emily and Watson
It was weird.


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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