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
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Did You Know?
Sherlock says he won the properties in Leinster Gardens from the Clarence House cannibal: "Quite a gambler, that woman." Until her death, Clarence House was the official residence of the Queen Mother, who was a very keen gambler. See more
When Sherlock falls to his back, some kind of support beams appear visible behind his shoe heels. See more
What was directly behind you when you were murdered?
Not been murdered yet.
Balance of probability, little brother.
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
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley See more