Lady Elizabeth Smallwood is one of many victims of master blackmailer and media tycoon Charles Augustus Magnussen and asks Holmes to retrieve some incriminating letters for her. Having cultivated Magnussen's secretary Janine, Holmes breaks into Magnussen's office but is confronted by a mysterious black-clad woman, who shoots him. He recovers in hospital and goes after her to discover her identity and reason for wanting the blackmailer dead before he and Watson visit Magnussen at his country house for a confrontation and shoot-out.Written by
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The name of Sherlock's "protegé", Billy Wiggins, is a combination of the names of two helper characters from the books: Billy (no last name given) from "The Mazarin Stone" and Wiggins, the leader of The Baker Street Irregulars, from "A Study in Scarlet". See more »
When Mary is walking down Leinster Gardens there is a signpost which shows Leinster Terrace behind her and the sign for Leinster Gardens is wrongly pointing to her right. In fact Leinster Gardens and Leinster Terrace form 1 continuous road, so she was indeed walking down Leinster Gardens. See more »
During the credits, certain letters of people's names are red instead of white - I will indicate via parentheses where the red letter is: "Location Managers . . . Ben Mangha(m)" "Production Accountant . . . Dav(i)d Jones" "Production Manager . . . Claire Hi(l)dred" "Unit Managers . . . Da(v)id Gunkle" "Assistant Grip . . . Ow(e)n Charnley" "Production Buyer . . . Blaanid Madd(r)ell" "Construction Manager . . . Mark Pain(t)er" "Dubbing Mixer . . . H(o)ward Bargroff" "Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE . . . Rebecca Eato(n)" The red letters spell out MILVERTON, a reference to the Sherlock Holmes Adventure "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton," which is a significant source of inspiration for this episode. See more »
The way everything was shown and the intensity of it...just cant be explained in words!! The music added a lot of emotions to the scenes and the love between the character that is shown is downright brilliant!
What Sherlock can do for his near and dear ones is just amazing to see! and how much Mary and John loves each other is beyond explanation. The first half of the show kept me on my toes and I was literally pulling my hair off!!
Overall, I must say, this episode will give those people, who thought the previous ones were bad, something to think upon and be amazed!
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