Sherlock (2010– )
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The Lying Detective 

Sherlock faces a chilling enemy: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.



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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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Culverton Smith appears to be influenced by Jimmy Savile, Smith has a Yorkshire accent, wonky yellow teeth, appeared in a cereal advert (Savile voiced a Sugar Puffs advert in the 1980s), visited ill children in hospital (Savile became 'honorary entertainments officer', at Broadmoor, the high-security mental hospital) and had access to a corpse (Savile reportedly 'interfered with bodies of deceased patients' and once stole a glass eye from a corpse which he wore in a necklace). 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 »


Dr. John Watson: I cheated on you, Mary. There was a woman on the bus, and I had a plastic daisy in my hair, I'd been playing with Rosie. And this girl just smiled at me. That's all it was, it was a smile. We texted, constantly. You want to know when? Every time you left the room - that's when. When you were feeding our daughter. When you were stopping her from crying - that's when. And that's all it was. Just texting. But I wanted more. And do you know something? I still do. I'm not the man you thought I was, ...
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References The House of Fear (1945) See more »


from "Le Nozze Di Figaro"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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9 January 2017 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

After a disappointing episode they just nailed it in every possible way, directing, acting, writing, and gave us one of the best episodes in the show.

If you were frustrated like me by the first episode in this season, believe me this episode will make it up to you. you will enjoy every single second, the show makers just gave this episode every thing, you will wish it hadn't ended.

starting from Sherlock who was tremendous and Dr. Watson who was incredible to Mrs. Hudson who did her best episode so far. I can't even remember a single scene that I didn't like in this episode.

It's difficult for me to know that there is only one episode left in one of my best shows ever but let's say that they have honored every single episode.

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