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Season 5  "Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown"  5x12

Aired 11 months ago - Jan 15, 2017

When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown’s murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. Also, Watson helps Bell when he’s targeted by his new love interest Chantal’s ex-husband in attempt to sabotage her career at the district attorney’s office.

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Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 1
Looks like someone tried to bury him.
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more than 20 years, so... I'm hardly an expert.
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Who found him?
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You said the second clown made a beeline for these woods.
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...it was just, it was nothing.
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We know you ran away from two members
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But after this is done, she's gonna have some questions
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 8
It was a job, for a company called AdRupt.
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 9
that employed him.
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around Mount Pleasant in a clown suit.
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 11
Dale was working on a follow-up piece,
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 12
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And Booker is her ex-husband. Something amiss?
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 14
Schmitt's phone was never recovered.
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And even her own parents say she's lying.
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Perhaps that's why our killer had a crowbar with him.
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Department of Environmental Protection.
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There's no need to start a panic.
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GREGSON: Hold on.
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Seemed like a better idea than drinking the water.
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but said that it was far more likely
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who have both the desire to poison eight million New Yorkers
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when we visited her apartment.
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Well, as part of her research, she interacted online
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 27
Chantal?
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 28
You're saying you think he was lying?
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 29
It does not mean that he engineered some superbug.
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WOMAN: Well, this doesn't make any sense.
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Well, think about it.
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After we talked to her and poked around her financials,
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 34
Hey.
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was the quality of its water.
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because it arrives virtually untouched
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the EPA has the right to pull the F.A.D.
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confirm he's our guy and that he really boarded.
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so Chantal would be a no-show.
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yielded no evidence of a link between
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You know why? Because filtration plants are complicated.
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I told you, they're complicated.
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Oh. You're getting water everywhere.
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I confirmed what you said earlier.
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We're asking them to contact the government in Montenegro,
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We did.
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or are you accusing me of orchestrating the attack?
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 49
Where's this all going? The guy fled the country,
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We might have left out the part about

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more than 20 years, so... I'm hardly an expert.
#2
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Who found him?
#3
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 4
You said the second clown made a beeline for these woods.
#4
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 5
...it was just, it was nothing.
#5
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 6
We know you ran away from two members
#6
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 7
But after this is done, she's gonna have some questions
#7
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 8
It was a job, for a company called AdRupt.
#8
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 9
that employed him.
#9
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 10
around Mount Pleasant in a clown suit.
#10
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 11
Dale was working on a follow-up piece,
#11
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And Booker is her ex-husband. Something amiss?
#13
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Schmitt's phone was never recovered.
#14
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And even her own parents say she's lying.
#16
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Perhaps that's why our killer had a crowbar with him.
#17
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Department of Environmental Protection.
#19
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There's no need to start a panic.
#20
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GREGSON: Hold on.
#21
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Seemed like a better idea than drinking the water.
#22
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 23
but said that it was far more likely
#23
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 24
who have both the desire to poison eight million New Yorkers
#24
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 25
when we visited her apartment.
#25
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 26
Well, as part of her research, she interacted online
#26
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 27
Chantal?
#27
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 28
You're saying you think he was lying?
#28
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 29
It does not mean that he engineered some superbug.
#29
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 30
WOMAN: Well, this doesn't make any sense.
#30
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Well, think about it.
#32
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After we talked to her and poked around her financials,
#33
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 34
Hey.
#34
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 35
was the quality of its water.
#35
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 36
because it arrives virtually untouched
#36
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the EPA has the right to pull the F.A.D.
#37
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 38
confirm he's our guy and that he really boarded.
#38
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so Chantal would be a no-show.
#39
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yielded no evidence of a link between
#41
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 42
You know why? Because filtration plants are complicated.
#42
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 43
I told you, they're complicated.
#43
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 44
Oh. You're getting water everywhere.
#44
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 45
I confirmed what you said earlier.
#45
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 46
We're asking them to contact the government in Montenegro,
#46
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 47
We did.
#47
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or are you accusing me of orchestrating the attack?
#48
Recap of Elementary Season 5 Episode 12 (S05E12) - 49
Where's this all going? The guy fled the country,
#49
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We might have left out the part about
#50