I talked a lot about how Sherlock feels in my review of the second episode of Series 3. I’ve talked about how he’s terrified of losing John to domestic bliss, but also determined to let him and Mary go if that will ensure his absolute happiness — rather than Sherlock’s own.
The producers have described this episode as the most “un-Sherlock” episode of Sherlock ever — but then, that’s not quite true. Why? Because this episode is about John and Sherlock. And that’s always been Sherlock at its best, and at its heart and core. Continue reading →
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The BBC have announced the UK broadcast date for the series premiere of Sherlock‘s returning 3rd series in a most extravagant and morbidly fitting fashion: by sending an empty hearse decorated with flowers through the streets of London this very morning. Images of the event were hashtagged #r3spects.
The broadcast dates run as follows:
The Empty Hearse — January 1, 2014 in the UK on BBC One, in the US January 19, 2014 on PBS Masterpiece.
The Sign of Three — January 5, 2014 in the UK on BBC One, in the US January 26, 2014 on PBS Masterpiece.
His Last Vow — January 12, 2014 in the UK on BBC One, in the US February 2, 2014 on PBS Masterpiece.
In a very roundabout way, the BBC One Twitter handle tonight also told us a little more about The Empty Hearse, strongly implying that our favourite consulting detective would return for the festive season:
... and then there's #Sherlock. Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life.
So many, many questions. How is John going to react (by which I mean: how many times, exactly, is he going to punch Sherlock in the face)? Anderson, what are you doing in a room full of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts? And just how hard is #SherlockLives going to be trending on twitter for the foreseeable future — and on the night The Empty Hearse actually airs?