Sherlock (2010– )
9.4/10
15,224
34 user 10 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Release Date:

8 January 2017 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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!
See more »

Connections

References The House of Fear (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Sherlock Theme Song
(uncredited)
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


33 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Apple Tree Yard tonight christianrehn
Molly as a godparent ragecage86
Worked out what my main issue with the show is DoctorDangerDisco
What are your top 3 favorite scenes in Sherlock? Daisydee521
Why did they just drop Molly's story arc? Njardargata
I'm a bit surprised about the negativity? Eleonore45
Discuss The Lying Detective (2017) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?