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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When John retrieves the tire iron from his car before entering the smack-house, there is a billboard behind him. The middle portion of the billboard has been torn down, revealing the old advertisement underneath. The combination of the new and old signs now read, "Information is power." This is the main plot of this story, as one man uses information to maintain power over the world via blackmail. See more
After Sherlock comes back from Bart's he tilts the door knocker to the right and then they go into the flat. When they come back down to leave the flat after CAM visit, Watson pulls the door shut holding the knocker and when he leaves it, it is tilted to the left now. But in the last frame in that scene just when Sherlock's taxi leaves, the knocker is straight again. See more
I couldn't bear to argue with her. But then, I am a moron, and she's so very beautiful.
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
References Casino Royale
Written by David Arnold
and Michael Price See more