Sherlock (2010– )
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His Last Vow 

Sherlock goes up against Charles Augustus Magnussen, media tycoon and a notorious blackmailer.



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Lady Elizabeth Smallwood is one of many victims of master blackmailer and media tycoon Charles Augustus Magnussen and asks Holmes to retrieve some incriminating letters for her. Having cultivated Magnussen's secretary Janine, Holmes breaks into Magnussen's office but is confronted by a mysterious black-clad woman, who shoots him. He recovers in hospital and goes after her to discover her identity and reason for wanting the blackmailer dead before he and Watson visit Magnussen at his country house for a confrontation and shoot-out. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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2 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Filming locations :..... Bute st., Cardiff - drug den.... The senedd, cardiff - court scene at beginning...... Wordsworth Ave, Cardiff - Watsons house See more »


At 19:13, when Watson and Sherlock are heading over to the helicopter, a man with dark, straight, short hair and a black/dark blue jacket is shown walking towards to the helicopter. Watson has brown hair and is in a brown jacket and Sherlock is in his overcoat and has curly hair. Who is this mysterious character? See more »


[Janine shows Sherlock three tabloid newspaper headlines for stories she had sold: "Shag-a-lot Holmes", "7-Times a Night in Baker Street" and "He Made Me Wear the Hat"]
Janine: I'm buying a cottage. And I made a lot of money out of you, mister. Nothing hits the spot like revenge with profits.
Sherlock Holmes: You didn't give those stories to Magnussen, did you?
Janine: God, no. One of his rivals. He was spitting.
Sherlock Holmes: Hm.
Janine: Sherlock Holmes, you are a back-stabbin', heartless, manipulative bastard.
Sherlock Holmes: And you, as it turns out, are a ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, certain letters of people's names are red instead of white - I will indicate via parentheses where the red letter is: "Location Managers . . . Ben Mangha(m)" "Production Accountant . . . Dav(i)d Jones" "Production Manager . . . Claire Hi(l)dred" "Unit Managers . . . Da(v)id Gunkle" "Assistant Grip . . . Ow(e)n Charnley" "Production Buyer . . . Blaanid Madd(r)ell" "Construction Manager . . . Mark Pain(t)er" "Dubbing Mixer . . . H(o)ward Bargroff" "Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE . . . Rebecca Eato(n)" The red letters spell out MILVERTON, a reference to the Sherlock Holmes Adventure "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton," which is a significant source of inspiration for this episode. See more »


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Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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12 January 2014 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

So basically, that episode was bloody magnificent. I am confused and still shaking and drying my tears, but I have never had that experience from watching an episode of a TV series, with anything actually.

I have watched Sherlock since The Fall episode, I obviously fell in absolute love with the show after watching such an amazing episode. I didn't think that they could top it, but they have topped it ten fold.

If you have not watched Sherlock, I highly advice that you do. You will never have this kind of experience with any other show or movie, I promise you that now.

I don't understand how people don't like Sherlock, I mean.. have they even watched it? are they not a highly functioning psychopath? obviously not.

Thank you BBC. omg.

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