Entertainment: Remembering the 6 Best Villains From ‘Elementary,’ a Decade Later

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Many actors have played Sherlock Holmes on screen — including Benedict Cumberbatch and Henry Cavill in recent years — but none have done so more often than Jonny Lee Miller did in Elementary. By the end of that CBS series’ second season, Miller had portrayed the consulting detective more times than anyone else, according to the Mattias Boström book From Holmes to Sherlock, with Lucy Liu playing his dedicated partner, Joan Watson.

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Of course, for every hero there’s a villain — or dozens of villains, in the case of TV procedurals. And as we hit Elementary’s 10th anniversary on September 27, we’re reintroducing you to our picks for the most devious, despicable antagonists Sherlock and Joan went up against.

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Oscar Rankin (Michael Weston)

Odin Reichenbach developed an algorithm to hunt down would-be killers before they had a chance to act on their murderous impulses and then had these people killed. The issue — aside, of course, from one man serving as judge, jury, and executioner — is that the algorithm was imperfect and innocent people were dying. Reichenbach also offed Sherlock’s father, Morland Holmes (John Noble), but the good detective got his comeuppance by framing the tech CEO in Sherlock’s faked murder.

Jamie Moriarty (Natalie Dormer)

James Moriarty was the greatest adversary for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and Elementary’s Jamie Moriarty was the greatest adversary for Jonny Lee Miller’s. Sherlock fell for her during his life in London, when she was posing as one Irene Adler (in another Elementary nod to Conan Doyle canon). Only later did he realize that she was the head of a global criminal investigation. “The love of my life is an unrepentant homicidal maniac,” Sherlock observed at one point.

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