The modern day remake of Sherlock Holmes called, “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Dec. 12, 2013 was called, “Internal Audit.” In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 9.53 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.8 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Scandal” (ABC) received 9.33 overall & 3.2 with adults. “Parenthood” (NBC) grabbed 3.94 overall & 1.2 with adults.
“Elementary” stars, Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes), Lucy Liu (Dr. Joan Watson), Jon Michael Hill (Detective Marcus Bell) & Aidan Quinn (Captain Tobias Gregson).
“Internal Audit” opened with detective Bell back at work after being shot two weeks before. He encouraged the police commissioner to keep Sherlock as a consultant with the NYPD. However, Bell doesn't want to see Sherlock who indirectly caused his gun injury. Sherlock feels guilty over what happened, but is in denial.
Donald Houser stole money from the richest people in New York. A male intruder breaks into his home, kills him & leaves a blood message on his wall titled, “Thief.” Captain Gregson questions a female personal chef who found the dead body. Sherlock believes Donald was going to commit suicide before the killer broke in. And he was right.
Chloe is the personal chef who knew Watson. She is a recovering addict & Watson warns her that Sherlock wants to investigate her. Watson informs him that Chloe was with her sponsor when Donald was murdered.
Donald turns out to be a person who steals money from the rich, but gives back to a group of families who were victims of the Nazi Holocaust. He is a thief, but with a heart of gold. The female reporter who broke the news story on Donald's pyramid scheme was found murdered the same way he was.
Sherlock is struggling with the shooting of detective Bell. His drug addict sponsor believes that Sherlock wants to help Bell, but can't. So, his suggests that Sherlock be a sponsor himself to help others.
Watson sees a man named Nelson who had formerly dated Chloe the personal chef. Watson believes Nelson had a motive to kill Donald. Chloe tells Watson that she signed a confidential agreement not to expose other addict information to the public.
Will Sherlock become a sponsor? Can Watson get around the confidential agreement? Does Sherlock cross the line again during an investigation to get at the truth? Will it be at the cost of indirectly hurting others like it did detective Bell?