Holmes discovers a man running an internet conspiracy site is dead. As he follows the chain of clues, he becomes aware of the "Red Team" and the trail leads him further down the rabbit hole than he ever imagined.



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While suspended from police consultancy, Holmes still keeps the force informed, despite their unwillingness to cooperate, about his discoveries in the case of crackpot conspiracy theories website administrator, who is found hanged at home. Holmes proves it's about a single credible theory, concerning the only never-published exercise of the War College's annual war game. Holmes fears that the six members of the Red team which devised the extreme war threat is being killed off and must work out, almost alone, why and by whom, which proves dangerous for him too. Written by KGF Vissers

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latex gloves | kidnapping | theft | See All (3) »


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31 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Sherlock is listing the members of the Red Team, he mentions a "Harold Dresden, Mathemetician." It is quite possible this is a private nod by the writers to the fictitious book character Harry Dresden, Professional Wizard (aka "Magician"). See more »


Just after Sherlock has finished cracking eggs he pours milk into the pan and places it down on his right-side. A couple of seconds later without breaking the conversation Watson moves behind Sherlock and places the same bottle of milk in the same place. See more »


Captain Thomas Gregson: You don't let anyone into your life who isn't constantly concerned with you - what kind of mood you're in, whether you're gettin' high or not, whether you're gonna work like an adult or throw a temper tantrum.
[Lengthy pause]
Captain Thomas Gregson: [whispers] You know what? Most of the time, you're worth it, because you *are* special. Damned if you don't know it, but you are. You wanna work cases? You're right. I can't say no.
[puts on coat]
Captain Thomas Gregson: Don't think for a minute that I'm ever gonna forget that you were plannin' to ...
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References Catch-22 (1970) See more »


Written by Jake Bugg and Crispin Hunt
Performed by Jake Bugg
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