The modern day Sherlock Holmes “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Jan. 30, 2014 was called, “Dead Clade Walking.” In the overnight TV ratings it grabbed 10.16 million TV viewers overall. It reached 2.0 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Shark Tank” (ABC) grabbed 3.75 overall & 1.0 with adults.
“Dead Clade Walking" opened with Sherlock discovering that Watson is looking into his box of unsolved murder files. She has found one file that is very interesting to her & it peaks the interest of Sherlock too.
Watson finds a rock formation that she sends via iphone to Sherlock. They discover that underneath the rock formation is the skeleton of a dinosaur. They both go to a fossil curator named Jerry Thomas who is amazed at what they have found. He believes it is an infant skeleton. Doug Newberg owned the house where Watson found the rock in which he was murdered. Jerry states that the skeleton is worth 7 figures.
Diego Saucedo was the best friend of Doug who has a criminal record. Watson believes that Diego is smuggling fossils in & out of the country. They go to Captain Tobias Gregson who organizes a surveillance team on Doug's ice cream truck. They question him & he denies it all, but tells them that he transported a rock for a buyer. He gave the rock to Doug.
Sherlock wants to put the rock containing the fossil on the black market to see who turns up. But, one of the officers gave two supposed agents that rock who didn't sign for it. The expensive fossil is now gone & they decide to track down the high-end smugglers. Sherlock goes to a woman he writes letters to who is an auctioneer in the art world. She gives him a name of “magpie” who might direct Sherlock & Watson on the trail of the smugglers.
Watson lines up a meet with “magpie” with whom she believes deals in the black market. Can Sherlock & Watson get any closer to the smugglers? Who smashed the rock & destroyed the fossil? - You can watch “Dead Clade Walking” at the official website of “Elementary.”