Sherlock: Season 3, Episode 3

His Last Vow (2 Feb. 2014)

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Sherlock goes up against notorious blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Smallwood
Yasmine Akram ...
Bill Wiggins
Calvin Demba ...
Isaac Whitney


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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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 »


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Mycroft Holmes: What was directly behind you when you were murdered?
Little Sherlock: Not been murdered yet.
Mycroft Holmes: Balance of probability, little brother.
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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 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) See more »


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley
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14 January 2014 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

O dear, o dear, o dear

This one absolutely contains every attractive aspect that any motion picture has to offer.

This is the ultimate joy of watching a TV series and the best possible finale for a season.

You're going to feel many things during this incredible 89 minutes of breathtaking show:

Fear, betrayal, unexplainable surprise, witty, satisfaction, sick sarcasm, real romance and ....

And it's amazing how different characters and situations click together to form this overwhelmingly fulfilling episode.

PS: Just watch it (over and over again) and don't forget the post credit scene...

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