Sherlock Holmes may have found a new sober companion.
Elementary kicks off its sixth season with a new character, Michael (Dexter alum Desmond Harrington), a former addict in recovery who credits Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) with helping him stay sober through his words at Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the past. In ET's exclusive sneak peek from Monday's premiere, Michael introduces himself to Sherlock after a N.A. meeting and goes on to express how much he's helped him in his ongoing road to maintain his sobriety.
"You probably wouldn't remember me, but we used to go to the same meetings," Michael says. "The last time I saw you at one was four years, 10 months and 16 days. That's actually the last time I used. I was new to it back then and the meetings weren't helping, nothing made sense. Then, I heard you speak one night and it really helped."
When Sherlock asks what inspiration he instilled in him back then that helped guide him on his current path, Michael recalls exactly what Sherlock said four years, 10 months and 16 days ago. "My mind is like a racing engine tearing itself to pieces because it's not connected up to the work, which it was built," he shares, adding that he's followed Sherlock's advice and focused on his work in an effort to "get better."
Michael then inquires about the "challenge" Sherlock's currently facing (likely the health issues he's been dealing with) and if he's been able to discuss it with his sponsor. When Sherlock reveals that he's currently "between sponsors" -- a reference to his strained relationship with former sober companion Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) -- Michael gives him his card if he "ever needs someone to talk to." Will Sherlock take Michael up on his offer? Watch the exclusive sneak peek above to find out.
Elementary premieres Monday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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