"The Blind Banker" is the second episode of the first season of Sherlock and the second series overall. 

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Allusions to the original Sherlock Holmes novels Edit

  • The concept of coded messages comes from two works of art in the Sherlock series.
    • Using book references for helping coded messages comes from The Valley of Fear.
    • Using pictorial messages comes from the short story "The Adventure of the Dancing Men"
  • Black Lotus members' markings of a black flower on their feet refers to the marking of the Scowrers from The Valley of Fear.
    • To another note, the plot of escaping a secret society before they are tracked and killed
    • The "a book that all would own" notion, comes from the same story
    • The message's graffiti refer to the childish drawings alluding to "Dancing Men"
  • A murder victim found inside a locked room accessible only by climbing is an allusion to The Sign of the Four, as is the fact that the intruder had unusually small feet.
Series One
"A Study in Pink" • "The Blind Banker" • "The Great Game"
Season Two
"A Scandal in Belgravia" | "The Hounds of Baskerville" | "The Reichenbach Fall"
Season Three
"Many Happy Returns" (mini-episode) | "The Empty Hearse" | "The Sign of Three" | "His Last Vow"
Season Four
"The Six Thatchers" | "The Lying Detective" | "The Final Problem"

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