Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Andrew West and theft of the Bruce-Partington missile plans. Sherlock, however, prefers to assist Lestrade following a massive bomb blast. The sadistic bomber abducts a string of hostages, who will be released after Sherlock has solved a series of puzzles, including a twenty year old murder, an insurance scam and the alleged forgery of a long lost painting. Written by
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Did You Know?
The plot of this episode was inspired by the Holmes short story, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans." See more
It's a common movie myth but firearms cannot be used to set off plastic explosives, which require an electric detonator to explode. It is also very unlikely that a semtex explosion could be mistaken for a gas mains explosion (by an expert), as they have entirely different profiles. See more
Just... tell me what happened from the beginning.
References The Pearl of Death
Written by David Arnold
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