The episode begins with a man wearing a mask pulling the trigger on someone. Holmes is having fever and he gets a message from Bell about a murdered man found in an abandoned building. He feels that boredom is far more dangerous than a fever and goes to consult. Holmes sees that the eyes of the victim have been shot at. There is no wallet. Holmes infers that the victim was killed elsewhere and then dumped here. He then examines the body and declares that the vic is a professor and that from a band on his wrist, it appears that he had gone to Thailand as it is from a Thai monastery. ..Read the full recap
(Sherlock lists some preliminary deductions)
Bell: Yeah, tell me something I don't know.
Sherlock: A pig's orgasm lasts up to thirty minutes.
(Watson brings Sherlock some tea with herbs instead of the coffee he'd asked for.)
Sherlock: All due respect to your mother, I would prefer something proven by a scientific method.
Watson: The herbs in that tea have been proven scientifically to inhibit the movement of neutrophils, improve the function of protective cilia, and contribute to longer lasting more vasodilated erections.
Sherlock: By your mother?
Watson: Just shut up and drink it.