Sep. 27, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Elementary » Season 5
Elementary - 05x17 The Ballad of Lady Frances

5x17 The Ballad of Lady Frances

4.13/5 (15 votes)
First Aired: Mar. 19, 2017 on CBS

Summary: The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide “heard” by a cutting edge gunshot detection system when they can’t find any tangible evidence that a crime was committed. Also, Sherlock and Joan become suspicious of Shinwell when he’s the target of a drive-by …
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Shinwell Johnson played by Nelsan Ellis
Councilman Slessinger played by John Doman
Guitar Expert played by Mark Boone Junior
Denton Clark played by Julian Elijah Martinez
Ms. Azoff played by Diane Davis (IV)
Cosmo played by Henry Zebrowski
Detective Guzman played by Chris McKinney
Emily Gray played by Iris Bahr


  • Goof (continuity error): When Joan is visiting the guitar expert and finds out how much the guitar she has in her hands is worth, she places the guitar with its neck furthest away. When the expert comes to sit on the couch, the neck is next to Joan.


  • Michele Hicks makes an appearance in this episode. She is the wife of Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sherlock Holmes.
  • Herman Wolf, a retired music promoter introduced early in the episode, is played by the singer Meat Loaf.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" an original Sherlock Holmes story.
  • A Fender guitar previously owned by Eric Clapton is the murder weapon. Meat Loaf's song "Wasted Youth", with spoken lyrics by his songwriter Jim Steinman, featured the confession "I once killed a boy with a Fender guitar".
  • Jonny Lee Miller and Michele Hicks, who plays Thea Moser, are married in real life.
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