Elementary Season 1 - Episode 23
Elementary is an American crime drama created by Robert Doherty and loosely based on Sherlock Holmes and other characters appearing in the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, and Jon Michael Hill and premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. On December 17, 2018, it was announced that the series would end after the seventh season.
Elementary Season 1 - Episode 23
[Warning: this episode contains instances of rapidly changing bright images mimicking an epilepsy trigger.] Software developer Edwin Borstein has created an artificial intelligence (AI) program called Bella, and he hires Sherlock because someone has broken into his company and stolen a copy of the program. Sherlock takes the case, not because he finds it interesting, but because he does not believe AI is achievable. He solves the theft case, but then Borstein dies from a fatal epileptic seizure, seemingly caused by Bella through rapidly cycling images displayed on Borstein's monitor. Sherlock finds a program hidden on a music CD death metal fan Bortein was given. Eventually he traces the criminal to a think tank that believes that AI is the greatest threat to human existence. He is confident that its leading light, computer science professor Isaac Pike, is responsible, but a devotee confesses, despite having no programming skills.
Joan visits her boyfriend in Denmark and does not appear in the episode. When a severed hand is seen in a street puddle, Sherlock's deductions lead NYPD to the body of Moshe Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew, snagged under a towed car and taken to an impound lot. He has his attacker's DNA under his fingernails. Shapiro owned a Postal Unlimited store nearby. The store's only employee, Amit Hattengatti, has an alibi. Sherlock finds a hidden safe containing Moshe's ledger in Hebrew and code. From shipping manifests and cloth the safe was lined with, Sherlock deduces Moshe was a diamond smuggler. Robbery is ruled out as a policeman finds Moshe's briefcase (with attached handcuff) full of diamonds in a dumpster. Sherlock proves that a very strong man could rip someone's hand off. Sherlock suspects weightlifter Dana Kazmir, and contrives to obtain a sample of his blood/DNA. They match the DNA found under Moshe's fingernails. Kazmir confesses to the murder, and he provides a list of three other people he was supposed to kill as well, which includes Hattengatti. Kazmir's information seems to point to Leonard Oosthuizen. The NYPD intercept a cash payment to Kazmir and Kitty recognises the envelope as matching the office supplies in Moshe's shop. Sherlock realises Oosthuizen is a fall guy, and that Amit was actually Moshe's smuggling partner. He had plotted with Kazmir and Kazmir's corrupt lawyer to make it look like he was a murder target to deflect suspicion. (Moshe had reformed and was planning to end his smuggling operation.) Hattengatti went to the same gym as Kazmir. Kazmir, doomed to jail anyway, lied in return for a payout for his family. Told that if he confesses before Kazmir's lawyer does he will get a deal, Amit names his diamond supplier.
Following events of the previous episode, "A Controlled Descent", the NYPD will no longer consult Sherlock and Joan, and he is in danger of being charged with assault. Sherlock is determined to resume his sobriety. Sexual predator and suspected triple murderer Jonathan Bloom asks Sherlock to find out what happened to his Honduran wife Alicia, who went missing in 2010. Bloom confesses to the deaths of two other women, drug addicts who did not survive rough sex, gives the location of their bodies, and kills himself.
I enjoy this iteration of Sherlock Holmes, particularly how they have humanized him. However, I really feel this season have lacked a certain amount of intrigue or a compelling arc. While the beginning had Kitty's story, it has drifted along since she left. Mostly stand-alone episodes not tied to a greater storyline or threat.
Some of those episodes have been very good, but when you feature the world's greatest detective, you really want him to have a nemesis who is truly his equal. The unfortunate part of having his greatest nemesis played by the wonderfully, talented Natalie Dormer is that she has a very limited availability.
What did you think of tonight's episode? Did it set-up an exciting season finale for next week or just seem like a normal episode? Why do you think Gregson's bosses want him out of the 11th Precinct? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Don't forget you watch Elementary online via TV Fanatic at your convenience.
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Abbott Elementary (finally) got ordered for a second season. So, us super-fans can sit back and wait for the accolades to roll in, safe in knowing our favorite educator squad will be back for more.
Elementary closes its freshman season with a two-hour, explosive finale where we not only get the return of Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer) but also find out the identity of the infamous Moriarty.
The key now is ensuring that all of these different types of viewers stay tuned in. And the secret to achieving this? Character development. So long as the show continues to develop its characters (as it has acutely managed to do in this last batch of episodes), I think it will continue to have a strong viewer base. The finale serves as strong evidence that the show is more than capable of maintaining its success.
For his London stay in the footsteps of his former referent wanted by Scotland Yard, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) takes Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) to her former home at 221 B Baker Street to settle down. The detective is surprised to find a completely renovated apartment inhabited by his brother, Mycroft (Rhys Ifans). This is not the real 221 B Baker Street but 85 Redchurch Street. The creator and executive producer of the series, Robert Doherty, imagined a rainy London for the shooting of this episode, but it was nice and warm during the shooting. It was initially unsettling for him, but he said at a conference at the Associated Press that it was ultimately a good thing because it gave a different image of London to the Americans.
"Abbott Elementary" executive producer Patrick Schumacker said Gritty's appearance on the show was "a long time coming." He planned to have Gritty in one of the early episodes of season 1, but scheduling conflicts delayed the cameo.
In the episode, Teagues tells the teachers she landed Gritty to surprise the students on the first day of school. When Teagues gets the date mixed up, Gritty arrives at the school during development week, the week before school starts when teachers set up their classrooms and prep for the year, and when Teagues' car got booted.
"It was hilarious seeing these very seasoned actors, like Sheryl Ralph, just lose her mind when Gritty walked on the set," Schumacker said. "There were a lot of selfies, a lot of hugs, a lot of capitalizing on Gritty's time out in 100-degree heat. Everybody had reverted to their child-self when Gritty showed up on set."
This month we're talking all about ways to be there. Like we promised last week, in this week's episode we're going to share with you an awesome resource you can use to educate others on ways that they can be there.
Now there's three different versions. The first is ways to be there as a kid or teen. So these give elementary, middle, and high school students ideas on ways that they can be there for a peer. The second version is ways to be there as an adult. So this is anyone directly interacting with students such as a parent, a teacher, a coach, an afterschool worker, really anyone that's having that one to one direct contact with students and wants some ideas on ways that they can support someone that's experiencing bullying. The third version is ways to be there as a community member. So maybe you're not directly interacting with students, but you want to know what you can do to play your part in bullying prevention. So since there are three different versions you'll get 50 copies of each version for a total of 150 handouts.
The last set of items that you'll receive as part of the toolkit is information about PACERs National Bullying Prevention Center. Now these are awesome for anyone that wants to learn more about what we do or how we help. The first of those materials is a flyer. Now this is great because it shares more about our resources as well as how we help and what we have available. The other two options are great for students and they're bookmarks. Everyone loves a good bookmark, right? The first version is our PACER Kids Against Bullying bookmark. Now this is great because it shares more about our Kids Against Bullying website, which is all for elementary school students. As well has this awesome pledge in the back that they can take. The other version that we have is our PACER Teens Against Bullying bookmark, which is all about our teen website for middle and high school students. Again, this has some more information on the front about what they can do and what's on the website, as well as an awesome pledge that they can take.
South Park is an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The ongoing narrative revolves around four children, Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and their bizarre adventures in and around the fictional and eponymous Colorado town. The town is also home to an assortment of characters who make frequent appearances in the show such as students and their family members, elementary school staff, and recurring characters.
As a result, Parker and Stone broke off relations with FOX and took the series somewhere else. They pitched the series to MTV and Comedy Central, and decided it was best suited for the latter, fearing the former could turn it to a more kid-friendly show later on. Comedy Central agreed to pick up the series, and the premiere episode, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", debuted on the network on August 13, 1997, while Mr. Hankey would debut in the tenth episode, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo". 041b061a72