| "Ears to You"
Season 2, Episode 17
|Air Date||6 March, 2014|
|Writer|| Lauren MacKenzie|
|Viewers||8.54 million (U.S.)|
|Previous||"The One Percent Solution"|
|Next||"The Hound of the Cancer Cells"|
A man named Gordon Cushing, whose wife disappeared in 2010, receives two severed human ears along with a ransom note. The ear DNA matches that of Cushing's wife, Sarah. At the ransom exchange, Cushing pursues the suspect and accidentally kills him. Clues on the suspect's body lead Joan and Sherlock to an AA meeting, where they find Sarah, who is both alive and not earless. Sarah says that the DNA they collected when she disappeared was not hers and belongs to her husband's mistress, who, as it turns out, died in 2011. Sherlock realises that Sarah's new plastic surgeon husband grew two exact replicas of her ears on Sarah's back, and then cut them off in an elaborate attempt to collect ransom from Cushing. Meanwhile, Lestrade is mugged and Joan encourages him to solve his own case to improve his spirits.
- Jonny Lee Miller – Sherlock Holmes
- Lucy Liu – Joan Watson
- Aidan Quinn – Captain Thomas Gregson
- Jon Michael Hill – Detective Marcus Bell
- This episode was inspired by the Sherlock Holmes short story, "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box".
- The title is a play on "Here's to you" as a toast.
|#01 Step Nine||#09 On the Line||#17 Ears to You|
|#02 Solve for 'X'||#10 Tremors||#18 The Hound of the Cancer Cells|
|#03 We Are Everyone||#11 Internal Audit||#19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville|
|#04 Poison Pen||#12 The Diabolical Kind||#20 No Lack of Void|
|#05 Ancient History||#13 All in the Family||#21 The Man With the Twisted Lip|
|#06 An Unnatural Arrangement||#14 Dead Clade Walking||#22 Paint It Black|
|#07 The Marchioness||#15 Corpse de Ballet||#23 Art in the Blood|
|#08 Blood is Thicker||#16 The One Percent Solution||#24 The Grand Experiment|