Imagining himself back in the 1890s, Sherlock is visited by Inspector Lestrade after newlywed Emelia Ricoletti, having apparently killed herself in public, murders her husband Thomas in front of witnesses before vanishing. Some months later Holmes is approached by Lady Carmichael, who tells him that her husband Sir Eustace has been threatened by Emelia, who then seemingly does away with him. With an intrusive Moriarty crossing him, Holmes attempts to solve the enigma, with unexpected help from Watson's wife Mary and evidence of a conspiracy involving half the population of the country.Written by
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As Sherlock Holmes and John Watson discuss possible titles for Watson's story about the events of the film, Holmes suggests, "The Monstrous Regiment," which Watson rejects. "The Monstrous Regiment of Women" is part of the title of a religious tract by John Knox (16th Century). It is also the name of Laurie R. King's second novel starring Sherlock Holmes. See more »
Near the beginning of the film, "the bride" shoots her husband with a double barreled shotgun. However she is seen to rack a shell with the accompanied sound, as if she was using a pump shotgun. See more »
This was a strange episode, and I really don't understand why the BBC constantly tries to bring everything into the world of PC correctness, and this makes this episode pretty much drivel. It starts off so well and the first hour is very good and entertaining. After this I have no idea what the writer is trying to accomplish. I am sure that people will disagree, and I hope do enjoy, but for me I find this hugely disappointing. I hope that the new series will be better. Not too long til it will be with us. Please BBC do not ruin any of our other greats, People still enjoy Classics and that is why they are called classics, and have stood the test of time
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