The Man With the Twisted Lip

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 4/24/14
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  • Episode Description
  • A surprise visit from Sherlock's brother Mycroft leads to discord between Holmes and Watson. Meanwhile, Sherlock and Joan investigate a missing person's case that takes them into the world of unmanned aeronautics.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steve Gottfried

  • Craig Sweeny

  • Seith Mann

  • Jonny Lee Miller

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Lucy Liu

    Dr. Joan Watson

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Well executed!

    By amazing_race, Jun 16, 2014

  • Bzzzzzzzzzzzzt

    By AriSky, May 01, 2014

  • Mycroft returns to New York with his sights clearly set on Watson. This causes a serious rift between Sherlock and the good (former) doctor.

    By meathead704, Apr 28, 2014

  • Watson's spell

    By Laycockdenormanville, Apr 26, 2014

  • review

    By aligroo, Apr 25, 2014

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  • Quotes (3)

    • Holmes: Watson? I've not respected your privacy. I apologize for that. Please know, I value you for more than just the many benefits you've brought into my life. I value you as a person.
      Watson: That's nice. It really is. But your apologies always seem to come after you already got what you wanted.

    • Meeting Leader: (points to Sherlock) You're next. What's the greatest threat to your sobriety?
      Holmes: Aah. Sherlock addict. (room responds) Hmm. I am without peer, without sane peer anyway, which is functionally identical to being without peer, full stop. I can only extend so much of myself to a non-peer, which means I can only extend so much of myself to anyone. I've made progress, of course, but I don't know how much more growth there is within me. If I can never value a relationship properly, then at what point do I stop trying to maintain them?
      Meeting Leader: You haven't turned your back on the world yet.
      Holmes: But I am without peer and that is the greatest threat to my sobriety.

    • Holmes: Well, I suppose with some detailed planning it could be made to work.
      Watson: What could be made to work?
      Holmes: This relationship with Mycroft. We could draw up some sort of shared custody arrangement.
      Watson: Did you just say, shared custody arrangement? As in you and Mycroft sharing custody of me?
      Holmes: There's no need to be offended. It's a term of art.
      Watson: It is a term of, "Never use it again or I will kick you in your soft parts."

    Notes (1)

    • Special billing was given to Rhys Ifans (Special Guest Star) and Aidan Quinn (and) for this episode.

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    • ayepes May 30, 2014

      I didn't know this series was SCI-FI
      seriously, mosquito-drones???
      that technology is impossible

    • LindaKennedy9011 May 17, 2014

      Watched the episode three times and could not find out why the girl was killed. That part of the story made no sense.

    • cookie4480 Apr 25, 2014

      Was that drugs sherlock put in that book

    • nullnull2654 Apr 26, 2014

      Yes, a packet with heroin.

    • cookie4480 Apr 28, 2014

      I thought it was heroin I wonder why he going to go back on it

    • nullnull2654 Apr 28, 2014

      I am not sure Sherlock really wants to go back on it. I think he uses it more to proof himself that he is strong enough not to use again even if he has got the heroin right under his nose. He had so many self-doubts over the last episodes that he maybe needs it to regain at least a little bit of confidence.

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