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CBS 'Elementary' murder of a ballet dancer's body Sliced in Half

The modern day Sherlock HolmesElementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Feb. 6, 2014 was called, “Corpse De Ballet.” In the overnight TV ratings it grabbed 9.33 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.8 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “The Winter Olympics” (NBC) 8-11 p.m. garnered 19.56 overall & 5.8 with adults. “Shark Tank (ABC) nabbed 3.33 overall & 0.9 with adults.

Murder at the Ballet
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Elementary" stars, Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes), Lucy Liu (Dr. Joan Watson), Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell) & Aidan Quinn (Captain Tobias Gregson).

Corpse De Ballet” opened with Watson reading a sign written by Sherlock “Coitus in progress.” A woman named Tatiana comes out of a room where Sherlock follows her putting on his t-shirt. Watson gives her a to-go cup of coffee. They discuss Sherlock's female encounters in the last week.

A dozen female dancers practice a stage rehearsal. Someone falls from the theater rafters backstage & it is a female dancer. She dies from the fall whose body was cut in half. Her name is Nell Solange who was going to audition for the lead in the next performance. She wasn't giving it her all & was replaced by a more established dancer.

Sherlock believes Nell was murdered before she fell from the rafters. Watson sees that her throat was sliced & they find a box cutter at the crime scene with a flower on it. Iris Lanza has the lead in the next performance. She had a personalized box cutter that she claims was stolen by a fan. It was used to cut a dancer's socks. Sherlock saw her performance in Europe & he respects her dancing talent.

Iris is known for aggressively pushing paparazzi & is an angry ballet diva. She lied to the detectives about her alibi & sarcastically says that if she wanted to kill Nell. She would've found a better time. Iris threatens Captain Gregson with a lawsuit & is arrested for the murder of Nell. He lawyer bails her out of jail & Iris ends up in the bed of Sherlock which shocks Watson.

Sherlock discovers that Iris had injured her shoulder. She is also a veteran dancer who is losing her power. Sherlock believes Iris is innocent because of that injured arm who could not have lifted the body of Nell.

Who killed the rising ballet dancer? Was it her stripper ex-boyfriend? Was it the aging ballet star Iris Lanza? Was it a crazed ballet fan? - You can watch the full episode of “Corpse De Ballet” at the official website “Elementary.”