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  • The pattern behind the "M" in the "Miss Sherlock" logo is the Holmes tartan (pattern on the typical deerstalker/Inverness ensemble).
    The First Case 
  • "The First Case" is a blend of "A Study in Scarlet" - the first Holmes story, chronologically - and "The Devil's Foot".
    • Sherlock and Wato goes to the Criterion Club to investigate. Watson ran into Stamford, who introduced him to Holmes, at the Criterion restaurant in London.
    • The explosive is named after the titular hallucinogenic.
    • The concept of a fatal pill is from STUD, and the company that makes it is called Poldhu, after the town in Cornwall where DEVI takes place.
    • The motive for the murders is to avenge the death of a girl raised by a single parent, as in STUD.
    Sachiko's Mustache 
  • "Sachiko's Mustache" is an adaptation of "The Three Gables".
    • The galleries that offered to buy the painting were called Gables and Gelder (Gelder & Co., the company that manufactures the Napoleon busts in "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons").
      • SIXN also features the defacing/destruction of a work of art (busts of Napoleon being smashed versus Sachiko's painting being damaged), and The Reveal shows that what the culprit sought after isn't actually what was initially thought. The black pearl of the Borgias, and the frame made by Stradivari.
    • The secret of the episode lies in something left behind by a dead man.
    • The clients are both widows who live alone.
  • "I didn't notice a thing." "Of course not. You look but you don't observe." / "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear." (A Scandal in Bohemia)
  • "Eliminate the impossible, and you're left with the unlikely truth." / "It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." (The Beryl Coronet)
    Lily of the Valley 
  • "Lily of the Valley" is almost an inverted version of "The Hounds of Baskerville" from Sherlock.
    • "Lily" features a drug that removes fear, "Hounds" has a drug that induces fear.
    • The motive for both episodes involve childhood trauma. Henry Baskerville saw his father being murdered. Shiina Yuma murdered her abusive father.
    • Sherlock's older brother has a part in the case and disapproves of Sherlock being in the thick of it.
    • A password is cracked in both episodes.
  • This also overlaps with the Sherlock episode The Great Game, which has Watson abducted by the antagonist and in mortal peril. It also introduces Moriarty and his criminal empire, whereas Stella Maris was first mentioned in "Lily".
  • Its Canon counterpart is "The Stockbroker's Clerk". Holmes' client was offered a well-paying job at Mawson & Williams, so that the villains - two brothers - can impersonate him to carry out a robbery. The Shiina sisters did the same to the researcher at Mawson Pharmaceuticals. The story also ends with the police arresting the criminals.
  • Several elements from "The Greek Interpreter" are present:
    • In the intro, Watanuki Hiroshi plays the part of Paul Kratides, presenting his torturer with a Greek word which turns out to be a hint for the password they are seeking, prompting the villain to seek an expert's help to decipher it.
    • As we eventually come to realize, Shiina Yuma turns out to be a composite of two characters from the story: Sophia Kratides, a sister unwittingly caught up in criminal intrigues involving her sibling, and Wilson Kemp, the glasses-wearing villain who kidnaps and tortures the victim to get him to hand over valuable assets.
    • By the end, the villains of each story have killed their initial victim and placed an ally of the heroes in mortal danger, though the latter is saved by a timely police arrival.
    The Wakasugi Family 
  • "The Wakasugi Family" is "The Sussex Vampire" with a twist.
    • In SUSS, the boy poisoned his half-brother with curare out of hatred. TWF has the culprit being intent on avenging his dead fiancée, who was killed in a car crash involving Wakasugi Sakura, tricking the boy into injecting his little sister with "medicine" that was actually curare.
    • Two characters are said to be involved with an archery club. Holmes mentions in SUSS that in South America, arrows are sometimes dipped in curare to make them more lethal.
    • The client knew Wato/Watson beforehand.
    The Missing Bride 
  • "The Missing Bride" is "The Noble Bachelor".
    Stella Maris 
  • "Stella Maris" is "The Cardboard Box".
    Stolen Virus 
  • "Stolen Virus" is "The Bruce-Partington Plans".
    The Dock 
  • "The Dock" is "The Final Problem" and the Sherlock episode "The Reichenbach Fall".
    • Sherlock jumps off a building for Wato/John's sake.
      • In TRF, Moriarty waits for Sherlock to come to the top of the building after having summoned him first. In TD, Sherlock calls Irikawa to the top of the Reichenbach building and waits for her there.
    • In "The Great Game", Sherlock is briefly led to believe Watson is villainous by the villain. In this one, the villain tries to force Wato to kill Sherlock.
    • Wato's gun hand trembling recalls John's intermittent tremor, which his therapist wrongly assumes to occur in a high-stress situation.
    • Eurus Holmes, the villain of the Sherlock episode The Final Problemnote  posed as John's therapist. She also forced the heroes to shoot someone.
    • Sherlock gets framed and accused of setting up every crime s/he has ever solved. Raimon/Lestrade's superior is brought into the case and voices disapproval of bringing a civilian in in the first place.
    • A Bach piece is mentioned - Partita no. 1 in B-flat major (for violin) and the Prelude to the Cello Suite no. 1 in G major.
    • TD and TRF both ends with Watson visiting Sherlock's grave/where she jumped and a hint that Sherlock is Not Quite Dead as the theme music swells triumphantly.
  • Sherlock tries to log into the medical prison's server with the username baskervilles and password dartmoor1880. HOUN (The Hound of the Baskervilles) takes place in Dartmoor and involves a prison (technically, an escaped convict). Dr. Watson was invalided out of the army and returned to London (thereby meeting Holmes) in 1880.
  • In MAZA (The Mazarin Stone), Holmes tricks the criminals into thinking that he's in the next room with a recording of a violin. In "The Dock", Mrs. Hatano tells others that the cello playing is Yo-Yo Ma instead of Sherlock upstairs.

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