The modern-day Sherlock Holmes TV crime drama, “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night’s episode Sept. 26, 2013 was called “Step Nine.” On its’ Fall TV season premiere it garnered 10.14 million TV viewers & also reached 2.1 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 age demographic. It stars Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes), Lucy Liu (Dr. Joan Watson), Aidan Quinn (Captain Toby Gregson) & Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell). It was the highest rated freshman TV drama on CBS in 2012.
According to the official website of “Elementary” the TV show’s synopsis is right here – “Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson (are) a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab – eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion – Dr. Watson.”
The “Step Nine” episode opens in London, England where a disgraced police detective holds a grenade bomb over the funeral of his former employer’s Dad. Meanwhile, back in New York Sherlock Holmes & Joan Watson solve another series of murders. Sherlock then receives a phone call about his former inspector colleague named Gareth Lestrade back in London, England. Sherlock & Watson grab their passports.
The man who held the grenade at the funeral was Gareth Lestrade who has since gone missing. Sherlock & Watson go to the “New Scotland Yard” & are asked to find Lestrade. He is accused of killing the wife of his boss. He was crucified by the press & then lost his job as an inspector. Then, Sherlock & Watson run into Sherlock’s estranged brother named Mycroft. Their sibling rivalry is explosive.
Sherlock tracks down Lestrade who ask’s Sherlock to work with him one last time. Lestrade wants to keep on investigating his former boss. He believes that the man killed his wife. Sherlock & Watson visit the man’s home. Sherlock takes one look around & quickly solves the crime that took place there. Lestrade was the first to arrive on the scene after the wife was gunned down in the kitchen. He was then set up for her murder.
Sherlock, Watson & Lestrade can only go on speculative theories. (The man built a plastic gun to kill his wife & hid the gun in plain sight where no detective sees it). They have to investigate deeper on how to solve the case to clear Lestrade’s name.
Who kills the next victim? Does Sherlock’s brother have a secret to be revealed? Can Sherlock clear the name of his former best friend Gareth Lestrade?