S05E21-Marcus enraged

"Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing"
◀️ The Art of Sleights and Deception Elementary intertitle Moving Targets ▶️  Transcript Script icon

Season: Five — Episode: 21
Director: Guy Ferland — Writer: Bob Goodman — Aired: April 30, 2017 — Viewers (millions): 4.79
Summary: Holmes and Watson search for the suspect believed to be behind both the assault on Chantal, and her ex-husband's staged suicide. Detective Bell fights the urge to seek his own brand of justice for Chantal and Holmes makes a heartbreaking realization about Bell.


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There's that disappointment again. "Vengeance interruptus."
— Holmes to Bell
After Detective Bell finds Chantal beaten and unconscious in her apartment, Captain Gregson and Holmes meet him at the hospital. Saying that she has various injuries including a skull fracture, she's being kept sedated and treated for inter cranial bleeding. Having examined Chantal's apartment, Holmes reports her attacker broke in through a window and urinated on her bed. Given the problems that Chantal's ex-husband Roy Booker has been giving Bell of late, he's convinced that Booker is responsible for the assault. After Gregson takes Bell aside to calm him down, Holmes tells Bell that he well understands his need for vengeance and that he'll investigate while Bell tends to Chantal. Booker is brought to the 11th Precinct with his lawyer Ardy Gulbenkian and accused being Chantal's attacker.

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She was unresponsive when they brought her in.
Angrily protesting his innocence, he provides an alibi, that he was surveilling a man at the Birchwood Grove Country Club for a law firm he works for as an investigator. Told that his DNA will be tested to see if it matches the urine, he makes a threaten that they better not be trying to unlawfully pin the attack on him.


  • River Matthews - Light the Way plays at episode end as Holmes explains why he intervened and helped Bell with the case and then invites him to an insect cuisine restaurant.


"I might be this extraordinary detective, but you are an extraordinary man. And that's a far more precious thing."
―Holmes to Bell


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