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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The title of the episode may refer to Sherlock's catchphrase "The game is on!". It may also refer to what scholars have dubbed the Sherlockian game, a pastime attempting to retrace the biographies of Holmes and Watson. See more
When Sherlock goes to look out the window at John leaving (after the tiff about the head in the fridge), his dressing gown is hanging off his right shoulder, exposing his t-shirt. Next there is a wider shot of him from behind, and his dressing gown is on straight, covering both shoulders properly. Then there's another closeup and it's off the right shoulder again. See more
Just... tell me what happened from the beginning.
References The Pearl of Death
Written by David Arnold
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