The modern day Sherlock Holmes crime drama, “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Jan. 2, 2014 was called, “The Diabolical Kind.” In the overnight TV ratings it grabbed 8.92 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.8 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Parenthood” (NBC) garnered 3.99 overall & 1.3 with adults. “Assets” (ABC) nabbed 3.78 overall & 0.7 with adults.
“The Diabolical Kind” opened with flashback scenes where Sherlock met up with his former female rival with the last name of “Moriarty.” In the present - Sherlock writes a letter about his colleagues & recent actions as a consultant for the NYPD. He ponders the questions of life.
Four unknown individuals break into an apartment building. A Mr. Fuller is shot & killed. His daughter Cayden is abducted. Mrs. Fuller receives a phone call by a male wanting $50 million in return for the daughter. Sherlock recognizes the male caller whose voice had been used by “Moriarty” last year.
Sherlock believes “Moriarty” still has her own agents, but right now is sitting in prison. He wrote & received letters from her. Captain Gregson says that “Moriarty” has been moved from a prison to a locked down warehouse. They find she is an artist who had painted a portrait of Joan Watson. She plays head games with Sherlock when he asks for her help in tracking down one of her former agents.
The agent who kidnapped the girl wants to get “Moriarty” out of prison. She in return decides to help the NYPD as a consultant. Sherlock doesn't need her, but the bureau who holds her thinks she can help on a grander scale. She tells them that her agent Devan Dasper is the man who abducted Cayden.
“Moriarty” asks to see the crime evidence with Watson. She used to be the arch nemesis of Sherlock & seems to be jealous of Watson's partnership with him. Sherlock told “Moriarty” about Watson's dating habits in his letters. Watson tells him that he writes those letters because he might be in love with “Moriarty.”
Someone sent “Moriarty's” sketches of her former agents by i-phone. One of the sketched males was then shot along side an NYPD cop. Who sent the i-phone email? Was it “Moriarty” at the police station? Will Sherlock get any closer to getting back the abducted girl?