Sherlock Holmes is hired by the King of Bohemia to retrieve a compromising photograph from a certain lady. The King has tried to purchase the photo and even hired burglars to retrieve it, but without success. The woman in question is the very beautiful Irene Adler, an opera singer. She has made no demands of the King so it does not seem that blackmail is her intent. Using various disguises, Holmes learns as much about the woman as he can and is surprised when, after following her to a church, finds that she has married a barrister. Holmes stages a bit of theatre to get her to divulge the location of the photo but he finds he has met his match in both daring and intellect.
Did You Know?
The episode begins with an exchange between Watson and Holmes regarding Holmes' drug use, asking "Morphine or cocaine?" Holmes specifies his preference for a 7% solution of cocaine, and that he requires stimulants to deal with stagnation. This dialogue is actually from the story "The Sign of Four". In Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia," Watson merely makes a passing reference to cocaine, curiously referring to "the drowsiness of the drug." See more
The streets of London are regularly covered with tarmac even though this was not invented before 1901. This episode is supposed to take place circa 20 years earlier. See more
[surprising two burglars
[Irene enters with a gun, and gestures with it for the burglars to drop their knives
Now look here!
[Irene gestures for the burglars to leave
[the burglars leave by the window
Close the window, John.
Dr. John Watson
To Sherlock Holmes, she was always The Woman, the beautiful Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
Version of A Scandal in Bohemia
Written by Jacques Offenbach See more