The modern day Sherlock Holmes, “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Oct. 24, 2013 was called, “Ancient History.” According to the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 8.592 million TV viewers & reached 1.8 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 age demographic. It was beaten in that hour by a new episode of “Scandal” (ABC) with 8.65 & 3.0 adults. “Parenthood” (NBC) nabbed 3.96 with 1.3 adults.
“Ancient History” opened with a male lying dead near a highway with blood coming from his forehead. A motorcycle is next to him. Sherlock & Watson go to the morgue to take a look at the dead body. Watson believes it was death by accident because the male was not wearing his helmet. Sherlock thinks otherwise because it might be a homicide.
The dead male is named Leo Bannon whom Sherlock & Watson discover that he used to be a professional hit-man. He was from the country of Poland & considered a very dangerous killer. He came to America to get away, he got married then became a registered nurse. His wife knew that he was a killer, but she believed he found Jesus Christ that changed his life. Sherlock says that Leo's past had come back & he killed again before he died.
A man named Travis was found on video arguing with Leo in a parking lot. There is no sound so Sherlock ended up reading the lips of both men. Travis is missing & he might have been killed by Leo. They track him down though & he claims that Leo gave him $25,000 which was from a loan shark. He also told them that Leo's nursing home was going under.
Meanwhile, Watson's friend named Jennifer wants to find a man she had a 'one night stand' with a year ago. She asks Watson to help her find this man named Tony who claimed he was a professional photographer. Sherlock doesn't want to find Tony, but Watson begins to search for him. He finally decides to tell her that Tony was in-fact him. Watson is furious even when Sherlock tells her that he was following her, but Jennifer had seduced him.
Sherlock looks at the cash bills that Travis had & believes it was printed money from years before. There was a bank robbery back in 2001 & the loan shark gave part of that money to Leo. They visit a nail salon to question a man named Mr. Gertz. He did loan Leo that $25,000 & said a man named Gregori Androv visited him too. He turned out to be from the Russian mob & was looking for Leo.
Sherlock & Watson go to where Leo was found dead to search the crime scene. They find the dead body of Gregori. Who killed Leo Bannon? Who killed Gregori Androv? Can Sherlock & Watson solve a double murder?