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Sherlock: “Detective Bell is several standard deviations above the normal. I have always regarded him as such.”

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“Tremors” is tonight’s episode of “Elementary.” If you have yet to see tonight’s episode, beware of spoilers! To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Elementary” airs Thursday nights at 9 on CBS (KHOU).

Sherlock is on trial! This is a very interesting set up for an episode. The episode kicks up with great intrigue and suspense, and then the switch to a court setting keeps it going. Soon, it is revealed that an officer was shot, and because of this, Sherlock is under investigation. Honestly, it was only a matter of time before the police department started to question Sherlock’s ways of getting to the truth. The twist that it occurs because an officer is shot definitely raises the stakes. To make matters worse, Bell is the one who gets shot. The stakes are high, and there is definitely this anticipation and worry building within the viewers to see how this is resolved. Did you enjoy the slightly different case set up?

Bell and Sherlock have always had a bromance. Their relationship is probably one of my favorites on the show. The writers really, really need to develop it more. If there was a good bromance episode right before this episode aired, it would have made the Bell twist even more shocking. Still, the writers did a good job with this episode. It isn’t surprising that Bell saved Sherlock’s job, but rejected his help and basically told Sherlock to stay away. This was going to happen, unfortunately. Hopefully the writers will show Sherlock trying to win back Bell. What are your Bell/Sherlock thoughts?

Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. It would have been great if Captain Gregson testified to the behavior of Sherlock and Watson. This would have been fun and interesting to see, and it would make sense that Gregson would be questioned about this. There are many layers to the case of the episode. The knight, who is initially the subject of a case, is found to be innocent. Then another guy is questioned and found innocent. Then, finally, the killer is found. However, none of this tells the viewers how Bell got shot. The writers get away with having this complex of a case because it is being told to the viewers. What did you think of the episode?

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