The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 6

The Cardboard Box (11 Apr. 1994)

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Susan Cushing asks Holmes' help in solving the disappearance of her sister Mary Browner, but it doesn't seem Holmes' type of case until he is told of a Christmas present's grisly contents.

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Mary Browner
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Sherlock Holmes is asked by Susan Cushing if he could attempt to locate her sister, Mary Browner, recently married to a seaman, Jim Browner. She's worried that something may have happened to her and refuses to accept that she may have run off with another man. Holmes isn't interested in the case and offers to refer her to a missing persons agency. He is drawn into a case by Scotland Yard when the same Susan Cushing who sought to engage him receives two human ears in a box. Susan is convinced that they were sent by a lodger, a medical student whom she recently evicted for dallying with another sister, Sarah. There's now been a falling out between those sisters and Sarah is running a local mission house. Holmes isn't so sure that the ears were sent by the medical student and as he looks more deeply into the case, determines there is a connection between that occurrence and the third missing sister, Mary. Written by garykmcd

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Lend Me Your Ears!
19 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A cardboard box arrives by messenger, containing a pair of mismatched ears (not attached to the original heads, of course). This leads to an investigation as to who would have sent such a thing. We now become embroiled in a story of spousal abuse, jealousy, and murder. Holmes lives for these kinds of cases and dives in head first. It's all about relationships and connecting the dots. There is betrayal and vengeance here. It's also about siblings who have a history that leads to some pretty remarkable. The actress who plays the principle character is quite good. Jeremy Brett does a good job, despite the fact that his heart is failing. It has all the elements of a really good whodunnit and is one of my favorites.


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