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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Did You Know?
Early in this episode, in the first crime scene, a book by Dan Brown
is clearly in Van Coon's apartment, "The Lost Symbol". Like in many of Brown's books - and especially this one - he deals with codes. This episode's main clue to find the killer are the codes he leaves in the crime scenes. See more
Several times Sherlock refers to the ancient (fictional) Chinese writing style as a dialect, but Chinese dialects are restricted to how the language is spoken, not written. It would have been more correct to indicate that was an obsolete version of the characters. See more
Soo Lin Yao
The great artisans say, the more a teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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