Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue. Written by
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The concept of the coded cipher comes from the Sherlock Holmes novel "The Valley of Fear," but the plot, though it slightly resembles that novel's, also bears similarities to other Holmes stories, including "The Sign of Four." The cypher and the heel tattoos also match the key elements of "The Five Orange Pips." See more
When the main criminal of the episode is holding what appears to be a Walther PPK or a similar type pistol, Sherlock states that "That's a semi-automatic, if you fire it, the bullet will travel at over a thousand meters per second.", stating that the bullet might ricochet off the tunnel walls that surrounded them. This would be 3,280.84 feet per second, which would basically be the same velocity as an M16 assault rifle. A PPK fires at an average of 1000 FPS. It is possible Sherlock meant feet per second and not meters, but he says meters. See more
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The great artisans say, the more the teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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