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  Season Two  

Premiere: September 26, 2013 — Finale: May 15, 2014 — # of Episodes: 24    
Summary: Sherlock's mysterious brother Mycroft has a profound effect on both Watson and Sherlock as his secret endeavours unfold.

Season Two of Elementary was officially confirmed on March 27, 2013 by CBS.[1] Production started in July, with the season premiere being filmed and set in London.[2][3] Season Two premiered on September 26, 2013 and was released on DVD on August 26, 2014.


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Main Cast

Also see The Detectives.


001 Step Nine episode still of Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes    "Step Nine" September 26, 2013
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny

Holmes and Watson travel to London to help track down an old partner of Holmes' and investigate an unsolved murder. Sherlock is reunited with his estranged brother who reveals secrets. Although the siblings suffered a drastic falling-out a few years earlier, Mycroft allows Sherlock and Joan to stay in his new home, 221B Baker St. With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history.

S02E02-Holmes Marcus discover equations    "Solve for X" October 3, 2013
Directed by: Jerry Levine - Written by: Jeffrey Paul King

When a well-respected mathematician is found dead, Holmes and Watson set out to solve a murder and the purpose of the highly guarded equation he was trying to decipher. Meanwhile, Watson is conflicted when the son of a former patient approaches her for a loan.

S02E03-Watson Holmes arrested    "We Are Everyone" October 10, 2013
Directed by: Michael Pressman - Written by: Craig Sweeny

When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Watson takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service.

S02E04-Bell Holmes Watson leather shop    "Poison Pen" October 17, 2013
Directed by: Andrew Bernstein - Written by: Liz Friedman

When the CEO of a financial consulting company is poisoned to death, Holmes and Watson are called upon to track down the killer. Meanwhile, a woman from Holmes' past emerges as a possible suspect.

S02E05-Watson and Jennifer    "Ancient History" October 24, 2013
Directed by: Sanaa Hamri - Written by: Jason Tracey

Holmes and Watson find themselves digging through the dark world of the mob to find a killer when they discover the body of a former assassin. Meanwhile, Watson helps a close friend Jennifer track down a mystery man who swept her off her feet.

011 An Unnatural Arrangement episode still of Cheryl and Tommy Gregson    "An Unnatural Arrangement" October 31, 2013
Directed by: Christine Moore - Written by: Cathryn Humphris

When Captain Gregson's home is invaded, Holmes and Watson work to find the masked gunman before he strikes again. Gregson gives his team some insight into his private life.

S02E07-Sherlock Nigella Mycroft    "The Marchioness" November 7, 2013
Directed by: Sanaa Hamri - Written by: Christopher Hollier & Craig Sweeny

Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, arrives in New York and enlists Holmes and Watson to help solve a case involving his former fiancée. Sherlock has a difficult time accepting Mycroft and Joan's relationship.

S02E08-Watson Holmes Gale bedside    "Blood Is Thicker" November 14, 2013
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Bob Goodman

When a beautiful young woman is murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate her ties to a billionaire CEO. Meanwhile, Mycroft makes a case for Sherlock to move back to London.

S02E09-Holmes punches Bunsch    "On the Line" November 21, 2013
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Jason Tracey

Holmes and Watson uncover the identity of a serial killer whose case has gone cold and find themselves butting heads with the NYPD.

021 Tremors episode still of Brewster O'Hare, Cassandra Walker and Sherlock Holmes    "Tremors" December 5, 2013
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt - Written by: Liz Friedman

When an investigation goes horribly wrong, Holmes must testify in an official police inquiry which jeopardizes his and Watson's future with the NYPD.

S02E11-Randy Alfredo    "Internal Audit" December 12, 2013
Directed by: Jerry Levine - Written by: Bob Goodman

When a hedge fund manager who was also running a Ponzi scheme is murdered, Holmes and Watson must determine which of his clients is guilty. Also, Holmes contemplates sponsoring a fellow recovering addict.

Natalie Dormer guest stars as Jamie Moriarty Irene Adler with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes with a painting of Joan Watson in CBS Elementary Season 2 Episode 12 The Diabolical Kind    "The Diabolical Kind" January 2, 2014
Directed by: Larry Teng - Written by: Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny

Holmes and Watson come face to face with Jamie Moriarty when their one-time adversary is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Detective Bell continues his struggle on the road to recovery.

S02E13-Ferrara and headless Pardillo    "All in the Family" January 9, 2014
Directed by: Andrew Bernstein - Written by: Jason Tracey

When a body is found in a barrel, Holmes and Watson launch an investigation into the mafia's ties to the murder. Meanwhile, Holmes attempts to make amends with Detective Bell.

S02E14-Thomas Holmes Watson dino    "Dead Clade Walking" January 30, 2014
Directed by: Helen Shaver - Written by: Jeffrey Paul King

When Watson reopens an old murder case that Holmes, when still using, hadn't been able to solve; she discovers a rare fossil lies at the heart of the case. Meanwhile, Holmes' sponsee Randy is worried about using again when his old flame, an addict, comes back to live with him.

S02E15-Watson Holmes Gregson severed ballerina    "Corpse de Ballet" February 6, 2014
Directed by: Jean de Segonzac - Written by: Liz Friedman

Holmes' latest investigation takes him inside a professional dance company when an up-and-coming ballerina is murdered. Meanwhile, Watson embarks on a solo enquiry to find a homeless veteran when his friend alleges he was abducted.

S02E16-Holmes Watson rooster    "The One Percent Solution" February 27, 2014
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Bob Goodman

Tensions rise when Holmes and Watson are forced to reteam with Gareth Lestrade on a bombing investigation. Holmes forces Watson to suffer through his latest home project when he takes on rehabilitating two roosters, Romulus and Remus, formerly trained for cock-fighting.

S02E17-Ears    "Ears to You" March 6, 2014
Directed by: Seith Mann - Written by: Lauren MacKenzie & Andrew Gettens

Holmes and Watson consult on a case in which a man suspected of murdering his wife years ago receives a ransom demand for her safe return. Meanwhile, Gareth Lestrade overstays his welcome at the Brownstone and seems unwilling to leave.

S02E18-Bell and Manny Rose    "The Hound of the Cancer Cells" March 6, 2014
Directed by: Michael Slovis - Written by: Bob Goodman

When a famous cancer researcher is found dead, Holmes and Watson must determine if the scientist's untimely demise was tied to his latest cutting-edge invention. Meanwhile, Detective Bell is finally cleared to re-enter the field.

S02E19-Joan as a doctor    "The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville" April 3, 2014
Directed by: Larry Teng - Written by: Jason Tracey

A serial killer known for biting his victims appears to be killing again, even though he was presumed dead.

S02E20-Sherlock and Alistair    "No Lack of Void" April 10, 2014
Directed by: Sanaa Hamri - Written by: Liz Friedman & Jeffrey Paul King

Holmes and Watson must find the source of anthrax that may be used for a terrorist attack. Holmes deals with the news of the death of his friend Alistair.

S02E21-Marchef kidnaps Watson    "The Man With the Twisted Lip" April 24, 2014
Directed by: Seith Mann - Written by: Steve Gottfried

When Sherlock's brother Mycroft makes a surprise return to New York, his motivations cause discord between Sherlock and Watson. Meanwhile, a missing person case takes Sherlock and Watson inside the world of unmanned aeronautics.

S02E22-Marchef gun at Mycroft    "Paint It Black" May 1, 2014
Directed by: Lucy Liu - Written by: Robert Hewitt Wolfe

With Watson kidnapped, the Holmes brothers are extorted to buy her back by acquiring something the kidnappers greatly value. As the clock runs down on Watson's life, Sherlock is forced to work with his despised brother Mycroft.

S02E23-Watson and Mycroft    "Art in the Blood" May 8, 2014
Directed by: Guy Ferland - Written by: Bob Goodman

Mycroft's handler at MI6 asks Sherlock to investigate the death of a mentally disturbed operative. Watson tries to cope with her feelings about the kidnapping, as well as Mycroft's deceptions.

S02E24-Mycroft tells Watson Holmes he is dead    "The Grand Experiment" May 15, 2014
Directed by: John Polson - Written by: Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny

Rising tension between Sherlock and Watson bring their partnership to a crossroads, but they endeavor to put their differences aside while they help Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, who faces accusations of treason and murder.

International distribution

Country Channel Premiere date Timeslot
Canada Global September 26, 2013 Thursdays, 10:00pm[4]
Germany Sat.1 February 27, 2014 Thursdays, 10:15pm
United Kingdom Sky Living October 22, 2013[5] Tuesdays, 9:00pm


  1. Kondolojy, Amanda (March 27th, 2013). "'The Good Wife', 'Elementary', 'Person Of Interest', '2 Broke Girls', 'NCIS: LA', 'The Mentalist', 'Mike & Molly,' 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Renewed by CBS". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  3. Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARYStaff). "Production begins in Mid-July." May 17, 2013.
  4. "Elementary Episodes | TV Schedule & Elementary Season 2 Episode Guide". Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  5. Patrick Munn (October 2, 2013). "Sky Living Sets UK Premiere Date For ‘Elementary’ Season 2". Retrieved October 6, 2013.
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