Sherlock (2010– )
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The Lying Detective 

Sherlock faces one of the most chilling enemies of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth (as Siân Brooke)
Martin Savage ...
Katy Wix ...
Nurse Cornish


As Sherlock attempts to comfort John Watson after his wife's death entrepreneur and apparent philanthropist Culverton Smith tests a new drug on daughter Faith and his employees to make them forget his confession that he is planning to commit murder. Faith has a partial memory and approaches Sherlock to identify a likely victim but her disappearance and his descent into drug-taking lands him in Smith's hospital and at his mercy. However Sherlock is not as helpless as he appears and has his own way of trapping Smith though the final shock is reserved to Watson as his therapist springs a terrible surprise on him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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8 January 2017 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


The case of 'The Killer Orangutan' is a nod to the original story "The Adventure of the Creeping Man",in which a professor starts taking a drug which makes him behave like a monkey. See more »


After John attacks Sherlock in the morgue, there is a small pool of blood on the floor to Sherlock's left. This disappears in the overhead shot. See more »


Sherlock Holmes: As I think I have explained to you many times before, romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people...
Dr. John Watson: [interrupts] Would complete you as a human being.
Sherlock Holmes: That doesn't even mean anything.
Dr. John Watson: Just text her, phone her, do something while there's still a chance, because that chance doesn't last forever. Trust me, Sherlock, it's gone before you know it. Before you know it!
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References The House of Fear (1945) See more »


Sherlock Theme Song
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Best Sherlock episode?
9 January 2017 | by (Sea) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favorite Sherlock episode, it had a Hannibal Season 2 feel with all the visuals and "what is going on" vibe, we can't really fully understand what is happening but guess until the show reveals it and is amazing.

I have to admit I'm not a Sherlock fan, I love the show productions and the actor are great but the story/writing most of the time felt weird and force, this time might not be that different but definitely took the show to a new place.

I found the previous episode kind of regular but now I realize it was necessary to set everything on the table and this one take full exploits of those elements.

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