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  • Holmes and Watson are hired to look into the case after the old woman tells them that she had a man who wanted to buy her house and everything in it from her

    • by jolly
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      I am reviewing The Three Gables, a Sherlock Holmes episode on the boxed set, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, produced by Granada in the 1990’s. This episode finds Holmes and Watson against ruffians who are hired by a cold feeling woman to steal this poor old woman’s grandson’s novel that he had written. This grandson in question had been in love with this evil woman, who is now engaged to another.

      This woman’s love ran out for the grandson, and had him beaten within an inch of his life. The grandson returned to his grandmother, a nice, sweet old lady, where he started to write a novel


      about the whole affair.

      He died shortly after. The police called the cause of death to be pnemonia, when in all actuality he died of a blow to his spleen overtime, which is all in this novel that his grandmother hid away.

      Holmes and Watson are hired to look into the case after the old woman tells them that she had a man who wanted to buy her house and everything in it from her. There was a strange circumstance that caused her to not accept the offer: she would not be allowed to take anything with her from the house.

      Not knowing what she has ...


      • that is of so much interest, Holmes asks Watson to stay with her while he investigates elsewhere. In the middle of the night, ruffians break in and steal the novel away from the old lady, save for the incriminating page.

        Watson is there for protection, but he ends up getting brutally attacked. In the end, Holmes meets with the cold woman and demands that she drop her marriage to this other fellow, and he will not expose her.

        I must first say that I am not a fan of the boxed set, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, for the main reason that Jeremy Brett is obviously sick and

        unwell during the films. These episodes were filmed just a few years before his death and you can tell.

        He is extremely overweight, raspy, and weak. He is not able to portray the Sherlock Holmes we all love, as he himself is extremely sick and unwell.

        Having said that, this episode is really enjoyable because it allows Edward Hardwicke some light as Watson. And he shines! After all the years together, it was still refreshing to see Brett’s and Hardwicke’s chemistry on screen, especially during the scenes where Holmes returned to find Watson bandaged up and beaten.

        Of the six episodes on the Memoirs set, this is the second best.




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