The episode begins with few masked men breaking into a vault and stealing a lot of expensive jewelry. Next, the doorbell is ringing and Watson comes downstairs to get the door. But she is surprised to see Gwen and Olivia in the house and they are barely dressed. They are twins and they spent the night with Holmes. Holmes arrives and he tells Watson that he shares a mutually beneficial relationship with the Lynch sisters. Watson finally opens the door and a man asks for Holmes and tells her that he was referred to Holmes by one of his friends in England. ..Read the full recap
(A representative from the safe company asks Sherlock if he's familiar with their safe.)
Sherlock: Yes, the safe that you marketed as impregnable. Did you people learn nothing from the Titanic?
(Sherlock gets excited about being able to see the safe and leaves the rep sitting at the table)
Sherlock: We'll talk fee on the way, (Gets up while he's still talking) although I'm not sure that I have a rate for a job that's only going to take an hour or two.
(Sherlock gets frustrated when Batonvert tries to kick him out of the building.)
Sherlock: GreenStick, do you want your diamonds back or not?
(Sherlock hangs the painting about his fireplace.)
Watson: You stole a fifty million dollar painting!
Sherlock: I didn't steal it. I'm just delaying it's return. If I'm going to spend the night reading court transcripts I might as well do it in the company of a masterpiece.
(Sherlock tries to get Watson to bring him to dinner)
Sherlock: Search your conscience Watson, if you're truly comfortable going out to diner while I dream of chasing the dragon, then so be it. I have a transcript to read.
(Sherlock lays on a couch listening to very loud celebratory opera)
Sherlock: Oh, it's nearly finished. Don't turn it down I'm basking!
(Sherlock lays on the couch with his feet up against the wall)
Sherlock: It's this case Watson. It renews ones faith in the profession. It's a life of boundless surprises, detective work. (He gets up and happily strides to his wall of evidence and information)
Watson: Do I have to find you a drug test?
(Watson pours champagne down the drain while Sherlock sits at the table reflecting.)
Watson: So that means you might still be the smartest person in the world.
Sherlock: I would never suggest that.
Watson: Really? I think that's the first time I've ever heard you say anything remotely modest.
Sherlock: That's not modesty. There's just no reliable way to test the hypothesis.