Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue.
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The only episode of the series not to feature Mycroft or Lestrade. The latter is mentioned once by Sherlock the first time he speaks to Dimmock. See more
Holmes is threatened by a character with a Walther P5, which was mostly made in one caliber, 9mm Parabellum (other calibers had roughly the same performance level). He says that if it is fired, the bullet will travel from the muzzle at over 1000 meters per second (over 3000 feet per second). The average muzzle velocity of commercial 9mm is up to 1400 feet per second. It is physically impossible to load a 9mm round to the velocity Holmes states. See more
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The great artisans say, the more the teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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