Following a bizarre stand-off with master criminal Moriarty, ended when the villain responds to a phone call, Sherlock interrupts his investigation of a rural slaying when summoned to Buckingham Palace. Dominatrix Irene Adler has incriminating photos of a royal princess which Sherlock is engaged to retrieve; however, having engineered a meeting with Irene, Sherlock realizes that she has far more dangerous evidence in her possession, sought by rogue CIA agents, which causes her to fake her death and pass the facts, encrypted in her camera phone, to Sherlock. Having deciphered the explosive result and discovered a government plot, Sherlock has to consider if Irene can be trusted and indeed if she is in league with Moriarty.
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Did You Know?
Benedict's favorite scene is the ultra-slow motion scene where he opens Irene's safe and they take down the evil CIA agents. "I'll be proud to show that to my grandchildren." See more
When Irene Adler pulls off Sherlock's fake clerical collar and bites it, her teeth are farther down on it in the next shot when John walks into the room. See more
[during the stand-off over the bomb, Moriarty's mobile rings
Do you mind if I get that?
Oh, no, please. You've got the rest of your life.
Yes, of course it is. What do you want?
[He mouths, "sorry." to Sherlock, who mouths back, "Oh, it's fine."
[listens, then shouts
Say that again!
Written by Barry Gibb
, Maurice Gibb
, and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
[Jim Moriarty's cellphone ringtone] See more