A serial bomber becomes active again when ELEMENTARY returns for its fifth season this week and this leads to a new character joining the cast.
The reappearance of this bomber leads Watson to reach out to Shinwell Johnson, a former patient whose life she saved when she was a surgeon. Shinwell is surprised to learn she’s no longer practicing medicine, but Watson is primarily interested in learning more about an old fellow patient of Shinwell’s who may be connected to this crime. Shinwell is down on his luck now, but he’s happy to be alive. When Joan hands him her card he wants to know how she changed her life so that he can learn from her. He’s also connected to the underworld of crime, which could actually be helpful to Sherlock and Watson. Unless, of course, it’s all a ruse and he can’t be trusted at all.
Meanwhile, Sherlock points out that Joan is coming up on her five year anniversary of becoming a detective, but he starts to sense that she’s unhappy and questions whether her life is actually being fulfilled by her detective career.