By CLINT FOSTER
The land of Crazy Water got some national exposure Thursday night when a murder victim on the CBS show “Elementary” was mentioned multiple times as being from “Mineral Wells, Texas.”
“Elementary” is a modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories in which Holmes is a former consultant for Scotland Yard now living and solving crimes in New York City.
The show features the talents of Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson – named for Holmes’ sidekick in the original novels.
In Thursday’s episode, titled “Blood is Thicker,” the character from Mineral Wells, named Haley Tyler, fell to her death from the balcony of her New York City apartment onto the roof of a delivery truck.
The detectives are left to determine if Tyler’s death was an accident or if, indeed, foul play was involved.
In bygone day, Mineral Wells was a destination city for the rich and famous, as many celebrities such as Clark Gable and Judy Garland flocked to the North Texas town to stay in the luxurious Baker Hotel and soak in the town’s healing Crazy Water mineral baths.
Could such national exposure signal an impending rise for Mineral Wells back to prominence?
With plans to now renovate the Baker, reopen the Crazy Water Bath House and a potentially build a specialized ammunition factory, only time will tell if Mineral Wells does indeed go the way of the phoenix.
Watch “Elementary” on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBS on online at cbs.com/shows/elementary.