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CBS 'Elementary' return of detective Bell causes friction with Sherlock

The modern day Sherlock Holmes TV show “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Jan. 9, 2014 was called, “All in the Family.” In the overnight TV ratings it grabbed 9.85 million TV viewers overall. It reached 2.0 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Parenthood” (NBC) grabbed 4.21 overall & 1.3 with adults. “The Assets” (ABC) grabbed 2.93 overall & 0.6 with adults.

Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes
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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).

All in the Family” opened with Sherlock & Watson questioning a man with a prosthetic leg. They were all attending a party at a museum & found that this man was smuggling an object onto the black market. Sherlock asked to see the prosthetic leg, but was told to leave the room by the acting detective. Captain Gregson revealed that after detective Bell left to work elsewhere, Sherlock had gone through other detectives as a consultant.

Detective Bell has a new office plus a new partner. He was investigating a warehouse when he discovers a man's body stuffed in a barrel. The head of the man was missing & Bell calls Captain Gregson to the crime scene.

Sherlock tries to be cordial & professional with detective Bell, but to no avail. He is still angry over being shot which Sherlock had caused months before. “Handsome Bobby” Pardillo is the man whose body was found in the barrel. He was accused of the murder of a rival family in New York back in 1992. He had owed “Big Teddy” Ferrara money over gambling debts.

The family feud between the Pardillo's plus the Ferrara's began between “Handsome Bobby” & “Big Teddy.” Sherlock believes Bobby's father wants retaliation & he goes to see Bell's boss, the detective commissioner. Sherlock offers him & Watson's services as consultants. Bell is none too happy with this & doesn't want Sherlock around him. He hasn't forgiven Sherlock just yet.

A member of the Ferrara family was blown up in a car in front of his house. Sherlock finds a piece of skull belonging to “Handsome Bobby” in his house. He also found email copies that showed correspondence between Bobby & his father.

Can Bell ever forgive Sherlock over him being shot? Will the family feud grow even larger? What does the NSA have to do with those printed emails? - You can watch the full episode of “All in the Family” at the official website of “Elementary.”

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