Carrie Traub

The evil Carrie Traub

Carrie Traub (Deirdre Lovejoy) is the main villainess from "Be My Guest," episode 5.11 of Elementary (airdate January 8, 2017). She is the ex-wife of Ryan Decker, who had been kidnapping numerous women (all of Asian descent) for five years.

It was revealed later on that Carrie was Ryan's accomplice, as Joan Watson noticed a carton of soy milk in the fridge of a home where one of their victims, Benita Sakada, was found alive. Joan remembered that Carrie had used that same brand in her coffee when she met with Carrie earlier in the episode. Seeing Ryan as a loose end, the evil Carrie lured her ex-husband to a nearby beach, where she stabbed him to death, leaving a pool of his blood at the scene.

In the climax, Carrie was shown dousing her home with gasoline, attempting to burn it down to destroy any evidence, but she is later arrested by police. During the arrest, it was revealed that Carrie had another of her kidnap victims, Preeda Boonark, tied up in the trunk of her car. She also refused to give up Ryan's location at the scene, and when she was interrogated, Carrie gave a cryptic location of Ryan's body, stating that "someone" may have placed his body in the ocean.


  • Deirdre Lovejoy is perhaps best known for playing kidnapper/serial killer Heather Taffet on Bones.
  • Deirdre Lovejoy later appeared as the evil Claire McDermott on NCIS: New Orleans.


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