As Lestrade fumes over his constant inability to convict the Waters gang of bank robbers, Holmes prepares for his role as best man at Mary and John's wedding. His speech, initially bizarre, turns out to be a moving tribute to his friend whilst he also contributes two anecdotes of recent cases, both unsolved. The first concerns a young guardsman whose life John saved after he was the victim of a 'locked room' attempted murder. The second involves a man who uses the identities of the recently deceased to date different women. As he looks around the wedding party, Holmes suddenly realizes their connected solutions, which also involve Watson's former commanding officer, disfigured war hero Major Sholto. Written by
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Did You Know?
The guardsman is referred to in dialogue as a "Grenadier Guardsman"; however, their distinctive uniforms, with the leek collar badge and buttons grouped in fives, show them all to be Welsh Guards instead. See more
Major Shulto, upon entering the wedding venue, would remove his beret. British Army personnel are trained to remove their headdress as soon as they are indoors. See more
[Sherlock and John are both severely drunk
Don't compromise the integrity of the...
[Sherlock vomits on the carpet
Dr. John Watson
[John puts his hand up for a high five
[Sherlock lifts his head up and sways a bit
[Sherlock wipes some vomit from around his mouth
References Pulp Fiction
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