A carriage approaches Pemberley at a gentle pace with two guests of the bachelor edition.
Watson is reading a newspaper and comes across an amusing bit.
Watson: Oh, ho!
Sherlock: What is it now, John?
Watson: Did you know that in China we are called Curly Fu and Peanut?
Sherlock: I would like to think that I do not have the pleasure of being referred to as an Arachis hypogaea.
Sherlock looks out the carriage window...
Sherlock: Wasn't there an incident involving a death at this estate?
Watson: Yes, quite so. As I recall it was a few years ago. A dead body was found on the grounds.
Sherlock: Did they find the culprit?
Watson: I am afraid I do not know. I did not follow up with the case.
Sherlock: Oh, well. Mayhaps, Mr. Darcy would be obliged to enlighten us about it.
Watson continues to peruse the paper. He stops short and passes the paper to Sherlock.
Watson: Take a look at this Ol' boy.
by Leonard Goldberg
Release date: June 6, 2017
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1910. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic and deductive skills, they invite her to become the third member of their deductive team.
Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents’ deductive genius.
Sherlock: simply flabbergasted
Bit o'sip sip gossip...
tv series, season 4
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=====> For all you Cumberbatchbabes, the DVD for season four will be released January 24, 2017!
Sherlock would like to know...
Would you dare approach him at the party? And if so, what would you say?
* incident refers to Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
* China reference found in Benedict Cumberbatch article, Vanity Fair, November 2016
* image source: Sherlock and Watson from The Abominable Bride episode
* part of Pemberley... a party (schedule)