Sherlock (2010– )
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The Blind Banker 

Mysterious symbols and murders are showing up all over London, leading Sherlock and John to a secret Chinese crime syndicate called Black Lotus.


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Mark Gatiss (creator), Steven Moffat (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Zoe Telford ... Sarah
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Gemma Chan ... Soo Lin Yao
Al Weaver ... Andy Galbraith
Bertie Carvel ... Seb Wilkes
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ... Eddie Van Coon (as Dan Percival)
Paul Chequer ... DI Dimmock
Howard Coggins Howard Coggins ... Brian Lukis
Janice Acquah Janice Acquah ... Museum Director
Jack Bence Jack Bence ... Raz
John Macmillan ... Community Officer
Olivia Poulet ... Amanda


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. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

31 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


A scene in this episode shows John throwing a pen to Sherlock, who catches it without even looking at it. Benedict Cumberbatch caught the pen on the first take (using a mirror so he could see it coming), but the cameraman was too slow and missed it. He got it again on the third. See more »


When Sherlock enters the lounge with Detective Inspector Dimmock the forensic analyst who is passed the plastic bag has a mask on his neck, it disappears after he walks out of the shot. See more »


[first lines]
Soo Lin Yao: The great artisans say, the more the teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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References Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) See more »


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Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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A Good Continuation, But Not Quite On the First Episode's Level
6 April 2012 | by drqshadow-60-379886See all my reviews

With its major character introductions already out of the way, this second episode of BBC's Sherlock is able to focus more on defining roles and settling in. Holmes and Watson are already developing a prickly, sarcastic working relationship that's not without precedent but still somewhat befuddling. Watson, the kind-enough everyman, is so constantly on the pointed end of Sherlock's icy pokes and prods, it's easy to question why he sticks around - that is, until the duo lock in and begin functioning together near the end of the chapter. Even at their worst moments, though, the two work as a good balance for each other: Holmes as the brilliant, socially-stunted brains behind the operation and Watson the more personable, common sense-minded counterweight. The production values of this episode aren't quite up to those of the premiere, with a few major scenes looking very much like they were shot for TV, but it does manage to retain the cool, unique editing techniques and visually-indicated clues I liked so much in its debut. In terms of the plot, the B-level murder mystery does lead to a couple of surprisingly good scenes, but ultimately doesn't measure up to the high standards set by the first episode. Still, it's fine material that's much, much better than the Downey-helmed American interpretations.

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