Sherlock Holmes is unwell and suffering from intense, disturbing dreams. He is also bored with little to do and only the most routine and trivial cases offered to him. Mrs. Hudson is so worried that she summons Dr. Watson, who suggests Holmes consider a trip to Vienna to visit a new doctor who seems to specialize in interpreting dreams, Sigmund Freud; but, Holmes is soon approached by Lord Robert St. Simon over the sudden disappearance of his wife, Hettie. They had only just married when his new bride became deeply disturbed upon leaving the church. He admits to also having had actress Flora Miller as his one-time mistress, a jilted lady who's lately been making trouble for him. He was also previously married, twice, with his first wife dying and his second marriage annulled. It's not till Sherlock receives a visit from Agnes Northcote, sister of Lord Robert's second wife Helena, that he fully realizes the extent of Lord St. Simon's barbarity. When he learns the true reason for ...
Did You Know?
In the original story "The adventure of the Noble Bachelor", inspector Lestrade was investigating the case. Since Colin Jeavons
, who played Lestrade in all of Granada's Sherlock Holmes productions, wasn't available, another police detective took his place with Lestrades absence being explained as him being in a spa. See more
Another scratched face: Agnes Northcote's facial disfigurement switches from the left side of her face, when first revealed. to the right side when she is sitting while Holmes is telling her that he envies her for having a worthwhile opponent. They probably didn't even bother to make her up with scars for that scene - she just remains positioned so that only her "unscarred" left side can be seen. See more
This is the asylum at Varnish.
The misery there must be behind those walls. Hm.
There's no escape from the terrors of the mind.
Indeed. Well, another case concluded.
Pah! I needn't have left Baker Street. An observant child could have solved it.