We Review the Latest Episode of Elementary SN05 EP21-‘Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing’

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Last night on Elementary Bell’s girlfriend, Chantal, is assaulted, and her ex-husband was killed soon after, in what Holmes and Watson discover, is a staged suicide. The team search for one suspect behind the linked crimes. You can read last week’s review here.



Captain Gregson (Aidan Quinn) meets Bell (Jon Michael Hill) at the hospital, Chantal (Chasten Harmon) has serious injuries and is in ICU. Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) tells them, he believes the assailant broke in and was waiting when Chantal got home and then emptied their bladder on her bed after she was assaulted. Bell knows without a doubt it was Chantal’s ex-husband Roy (Robert Christopher Riley). They bring in Roy for questioning, and he says he was working. Holmes investigates Roy’s alibi while Watson (Lucy Liu) heads to the hospital. Bell tells Watson why he hates hospitals. His mother was hospitalised when he was nine years old, and she almost died. Roy shows up at the hospital and Bell tries to attack him as security try to keep the pair separated. Sherlock pulls some strings and gets access to the tapes which confirms Roy’s alibi. The team are now left to figure out who is setting Roy up as they get confirmation that DNA test confirms it was Roys urine on the bed.

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Captain Gregson goes to interview Roy again bt finds him dead in his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. After forensics search the scene they determined that Roy didn’t, in fact, kill himself, he was murdered. The team believe that whoever killed Roy also hurt Chantal and set up Roy. Watson and Homes think one of the people Roy was following for the divorce lawyers could be involved. Holmes and Bell head out to interview the partners of the firm. Unable to say outright he tells Bell and Holmes the name Ukhov and that if they find the information on their own, his is not liable. Ukhov is a multi-millionaire, and he has been arrested twice for beating his wife. Bell interviews Ukhov, and he tells him that his fingerprints were found in Roy’s car. Ukhov said when he realised that Roy was following him about a week ago he slapped the car window, but he did not kill anyone. While Bell is interviewing Ukhov, Holmes sneaks into his office and takes photos of several pieces of paper that indicate that Ukhov was investigating Roy and also had Chantal’s address. They think he is the murderer, but they need more evidence to make the charge stick.

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Bell is watching Ukhov’s home and is about to do something stupid when he sees Ukhov get hit, and the assailant steals Ukhov’s car. Bell is about to help him when he gets a call from Holmes who admits he was the one that hit Ukhov. Holmes tells Bell to meet him in one hour at the brownstone they have much to discuss. Holmes asks Bell about the story he told Watson regarding his mother. Holmes says he knows Bells mother wasn’t hit by a car. His father beat her. She wasn’t the only one he beat, Bell admits. Holmes and Watson find the man who Ukhov hired to investigate Roy. He denies giving the information to Ukhov until yesterday morning. Chantal was attacked three days ago, and Roy was killed two days before, so if Ukhov isn’t the killer, who is??? The team need to go back to the beginning and review all of the people Roy was investigating. They find out that Roy had a Safety Deposit Box and asked for a warrant to open it. The box had $100,000 in cash and a list of clients he had been following, and instead of Roy giving the information he found to the divorce lawyers he was blackmailing them to keep quiet. Holmes calls Ukhov’s ex-wife to his office and explains what he thinks happened.

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Holmes calls Watson, Bell and several other women who hired to firm Roy worked for to meet at the office. With everyone there, Holmes asks the partner from the law firm to join them. The team had discovered that the partner would find out how much money the men his clients were divorcing had, and instead of telling the women, he would get a cut for keeping it a secret. Roy discovered what he was doing and demanded payment. The partner’s fingerprints were all over the money. The team suspect Roy got greedy and demanded more money, and rather than paying it he beat Chantal within an inch of her life and set Roy up to take the fall, but when that didn’t work, he killed Roy to make it go away.  He denies it, but Bell tells him that they have proof, Roy took a drug test, and the partner paid the tech to give him Roy’s urine so he could use it to set Roy up and arrest him. Chantal is still in hospital but is conscious and will recover.

Check out the promo below for next week’s episode of Elementary Season 5 Episode 22 – ‘Moving Targets’

Elementary airs Sunday’s at 9 pm on CBS

The Good
  • After how last week's episode had left the team couldn't drop the ball on this one. I was sucked in was totally believed who had done that to Chantal, oh but how wrong I was. Goes to show it is not always the ones you suspect first!!
The Bad
  • No complaints from me this week!
4.5 Superb

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