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Based upon books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this retooling of Sherlock Holmes is modern, edgy, and dangerous. Set in present day London Holmes is as brilliant as ever, but even more arrogant. Together with his loyal war veteran friend Watson, they embark on thrilling, funny, and outrageous adventures.

Episode Info

Prev: 3x03 -- His Last Vow (Jan/12/2014)

Lady Smallwood asks Sherlock to find some letters of her husband's that newspaper publisher Charles Magnussen is using to blackmail her. However, the case soon takes a personal turn when Sherlock discovers that Magnussen also holds blackmail material on someone close to him.

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
As Sherlock Holmes
Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
As Dr John Watson



Reviews: 5
FAILRating: 20 likes, 7 dislikes

too few episodes

other reviewer right about socialism: EPIC FAIL ideology
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Review posted on Tuesday, September 17th 2013 at 9:10 pm


Reviews: 66
THREE episodes per season?Rating: 19 likes, 16 dislikes

The pro socialism channels can only whip out THREE whole episodes per yearly season?


While entertaining, a fantastic balance of characters as opposed to most bbc one dimensional schlock, I won't be pining for more episodes. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, April 15th 2012 at 7:05 pm


Reviews: 13
progressivism = failRating: 13 likes, 3 dislikes

click the red button to demonstrate your ignorance

click the green button otherwise
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Review posted on Monday, October 28th 2013 at 12:26 am

10 reviews available
3x0: Many Happy Returns recap: In a monastery in the Himalayas, the Head Abbot blesses his Buddhist warrior-monks... and reveals that one is a blonde female drug smuggler... read more.

3x3: His Last Vow recap: Newspaper publisher Charles Augustus Magnussen is summoned before a government board and questioned about his influence over British prime ministers. Magnussen claims that he's had no influence over any PMs. Lady Elizabeth Smallwood pursues the matter, noting that Magnussen has had seven meetings at Downing Street in the last year alone. The publisher says that he was invited but declines to explain what discussed, explaining he doesn't wish to be indiscrete. John Garvie questions whether a foreign national should have access to the Prime Minister, and Magnussen mentally dismisses him as unimportant. The publisher assures Lady Smallwood that he hasn't said anything to influence the Prime Minster and assures her he has an excellent memory... as he recalls that her husband is her pressure point... read more.

3x2: The Sign of Three recap: Eighteen Months Ago.. read more.

3x1: The Empty Hearse recap: After Moriarty kills himself, Sherlock stands on the edge of the building and watches John. He tells his friend to keep watching him and that he's leaving a note, because that's what people do, and then jumps off the ledge. Meanwhile, two men haul away Moriarty's corpse, and then put on a Sherlock mask and eye-coloring contact lenses. A bicyclist knocks over John while the bungee cord attached to Sherlock stops him from hitting the sidewalk and swings him into the window where Molly is waiting. He then kisses Molly and walks away, while the two men haul Moriarty's disguised corpse out and put it on the sidewalk where Sherlock would have landed. As John staggers to his feet and catches a glimpse of the body, Derrick Brown hypnotizes him into going asleep briefly and then resets his watch so he doesn't notice the missing time. He confirms that "Sherlock" is dead before the EMTs haul the corpse away... read more.

2x3: The Reichenbach Fall recap: John is meeting with his therapist Ella for the first time in 18 months. He asks if she keeps up on the news and, if she does, then she must know why he’s there. Ella invites him to talk about what happened, telling him that he needs to get it out, and he tells her that his best friend, Sherlock Holmes, is dead... read more.
Recurring Guests

Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson (9 eps)
Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade (9 eps)
Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes (8 eps)
Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper (8 eps)
Andrew Scott as Jim (6 eps)
Jonathan Aris as Anderson (5 eps)
Vinette Robinson as Sgt. Sally Donovan (4 eps)
Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan (3 eps)
Tanya Moodie as Ella (2 eps)
Wanda Ventham as Sherlock's Mother (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Returning Series
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: July 25, 2010
Episode Order: 3
• Шерлок (Used In Russia)
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