Sherlock (2010– )
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His Last Vow 

Sherlock goes up against Charles Augustus Magnussen, media tycoon and a notorious blackmailer.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Amanda Abbington ... Mary Morstan
Jonathan Aris ... Anderson
Lindsay Duncan ... Lady Smallwood
Yasmine Akram ... Janine
Tom Brooke ... Bill Wiggins
Wanda Ventham ... Mum
Timothy Carlton ... Dad
Calvin Demba ... Isaac Whitney
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Storyline

Lady Elizabeth Smallwood is one of many victims of master blackmailer and media tycoon Charles Augustus Magnussen and asks Holmes to retrieve some incriminating letters for her. Having cultivated Magnussen's secretary Janine, Holmes breaks into Magnussen's office but is confronted by a mysterious black-clad woman, who shoots him. He recovers in hospital and goes after her to discover her identity and reason for wanting the blackmailer dead before he and Watson visit Magnussen at his country house for a confrontation and shoot-out. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

During the hospital scene with Janine, she tells Sherlock that she sold her stories to newspapers and that none were sold to Magnussen's companies. The newspapers featured were Daily Express, Daily Mirror and another without a name - none of which are owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp company. See more »

Goofs

At 1:10:06, when Watson and Sherlock are heading over to the helicopter, a man with dark, straight, short hair and a black/dark blue jacket is shown walking towards to the helicopter. Watson has brown hair and is in a brown jacket and Sherlock is in his overcoat and has curly hair. Who is this mysterious character? See more »

Quotes

[John goes to the house of crackheads with a tyre lever]
Mary Morstan: It is a tiny bit sexy.
Dr. John Watson: Yeah, I know.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end is Jim Moriarty saying "Miss me?" but in a regular video and not the animation style that appears in the episode. See more »


Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Better than previous episode
28 April 2014 | by monsieurnikhil123See all my reviews

Well after completing three series i can say that so far the journey was extraordinary . Series 3 may not be the best series probably because of the second episode the three signs but the first and particularly the last one,his last vow were awesome. I fervently wish that the entire team of sherlock comes with a bang this time . And i can say that i am deeply satisfied how the series is running. Talk about favorites,Than my personal favorites were three episodes the Reichenberg falls , a scandal in Bulgaria and his last vow and the best series was undoubtedly series 2.I just hope that they never change the cast especially martin freeman


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