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Elementary taps Betty Gilpin as Sherlock's love interest

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Is Sherlock Holmes getting a little lovin’ in the new year?

EW has learned exclusively that Betty Gilpin has landed an arc on Elementary as a potential love interest for the dogged detective — and we have the first look!

The Nurse Jackie star will play Fiona Helbron, a brilliant and socially awkward software engineer, who meets Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) during a murder investigation. Fiona describes herself as “neuro-atypical,” though others might identify her as a high-functioning autistic. She has a hard time reading people, rigidly adheres to rules, and can’t lie.  

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Unsurprisingly, Fiona also has a lot in common with Sherlock — both are odd but gifted people navigating life on their own terms; kindred spirits who find themselves drawn to each other.

Gilpin will first appear in the episode slated for Jan. 21, and will return in at least one other episode.

Image Credit: Michael Parmelee/CBS

 

Image Credit: Michael Parmelee/CBS

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Elementary returns Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.