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The pretty pictures can't prevent the show from dragging, particularly in the final half-hour when a story like this should be shifting into top gear rather than coasting.
The plot is more satisfying -- clearer and more self-contained. The Holmes-Watson relationship has bedded down into one that I think Conan Doyle would recognise, a mixture of admiration, infuriation and genuine affection.
What makes "The Blind Banker" such a delight is not so much its serviceable mystery but rather the exchanges between Cumberbatch and Freeman, who take the brilliant layers of the writing and add a couple layers more.