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Old January 2 2014, 02:22 PM   #31
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Re: Sherlock - Series 3

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Someone with the show said that the three 90 minutes movies () are still longer than every "series" of a British sitcom ever made.
Dad's Army series 3, series 4 and series 5 would all beg to differ.
Actually series 2 of Moffat's Coupling would as well, 9x30 minute episodes!

Plus the episode last night wasn't actually even 90 minutes long!
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Old January 2 2014, 08:25 PM   #32
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Wonderful episode. I loved the humor, the Freeman/Cumberbatch rapport, the multi-explanations (I'm not entirely convinced what Sherlock told Philip was true), John's strong reaction to Sherlock's survival as well as everyone else's varied reactions (although it's too bad Donovan wasn't in this episode), and even the meta references towards the fans (including Sherlock/Jim shipping). A little light on story, yes, but the emotional resonance throughout the episode made it worth while. I also loved the sly Moffat Doctor Who reference ("I believe in Sherlock." "Yeah, but that's not going to bring him back.") and how Philip has gone completely off the rails, batshit insane.
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Old January 2 2014, 10:54 PM   #33
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Did Sherlock actually visit Philip? I got the impression that it was just Philip hallucinating - he even admits that Sherlock wouldn't be wasting time on him.
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Old January 2 2014, 10:57 PM   #34
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So, who was the mysterious person at the end of the episode? Any guesses? Any hints I overlooked or forgot about?
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Old January 3 2014, 09:04 AM   #35
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Did Sherlock actually visit Philip? I got the impression that it was just Philip hallucinating - he even admits that Sherlock wouldn't be wasting time on him.
I would say no, he didnt visit him. Seeing how he ripped off all his papers at the end I would say that Philip has lost his mind.

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So, who was the mysterious person at the end of the episode? Any guesses? Any hints I overlooked or forgot about?
Well, there is a partly familiar name, atleast to Sherlock fans, in episode descriptions on the first post of this thread..
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Old January 3 2014, 10:00 AM   #36
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Someone with the show said that the three 90 minutes movies () are still longer than every "series" of a British sitcom ever made.
Dad's Army series 3, series 4 and series 5 would all beg to differ.
Actually series 2 of Moffat's Coupling would as well, 9x30 minute episodes!

Plus the episode last night wasn't actually even 90 minutes long!

Add to the list Red Dwarf VII & VIII.
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Old January 3 2014, 12:44 PM   #37
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I thought it was obvious that it was Mycroft at the end and that it was Mycroft who kidnapped Watson. The kidnapping served a dual purpose: first, it got Watson working with Sherlock again, which served Mycroft's needs, as Sherlock is at his best with Watson. Second, Sherlock was going on and on about loneliness and friendship and Mycroft has decided to study the phenomenon and dissect what this friendship thing is really all about, hence the ending where he is literally studying Sherlock not only saving Watson but feeling emotions towards him. Plus, those were clearly Mycroft's light blue eyes.
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Old January 3 2014, 01:05 PM   #38
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It was Lars Mikkelsen, from The Killing, who's been cast as this year's Big Bad.
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Old January 3 2014, 01:39 PM   #39
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V for Vendetta ripped off Guy Fawkes failed plot to blow up Parliament.
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Old January 3 2014, 02:40 PM   #40
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V for Vendetta ripped off Guy Fawkes failed plot to blow up Parliament.
Remind me of the part where Fawkes and Catesby tried to use an underground carriage filled with C4 in an unused Underground line...
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So, who was the mysterious person at the end of the episode? Any guesses? Any hints I overlooked or forgot about?
A canon character from the books, an exceptional black mail artist. The Jeremy Brett adaptation of the book in his series was one of the better ones, hopefully Benedict's will be too.
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Old January 3 2014, 04:05 PM   #42
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So, who was the mysterious person at the end of the episode? Any guesses? Any hints I overlooked or forgot about?
A canon character from the books, an exceptional black mail artist. The Jeremy Brett adaptation of the book in his series was one of the better ones, hopefully Benedict's will be too.
They've changed his name a bit for this series, mind you...
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Old January 3 2014, 04:48 PM   #43
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So, who was the mysterious person at the end of the episode? Any guesses? Any hints I overlooked or forgot about?
A canon character from the books, an exceptional black mail artist. The Jeremy Brett adaptation of the book in his series was one of the better ones, hopefully Benedict's will be too.
They've changed his name a bit for this series, mind you...
Does anyone know why? I'm not all familiar with the Doyle stories (I own them but they're buried in my reading list) beyond what I've seen on this show, the Guy Ritchie films, and what I've read on Wikipedia, so I don't see the difference in the two names.
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Old January 3 2014, 05:28 PM   #44
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They've changed his name a bit for this series, mind you...
Does anyone know why?
I'd guess that Charles Augustus Magnusson, the Sherlock character, will be Norwegian or Swedish rather than Doyle's Englishman.

Moffat says he's "terrifying."

I've also heard the episode will end of a cliffhanger.
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Does anyone know why?
I'd guess that Charles Augustus Magnusson, the Sherlock character, will be Norwegian or Swedish rather than Doyle's Englishman.
Ah, that would make sense.

Not surprised we'll get another cliffhanger. Hopefully that'll mean we'll definitely get another series. I know Cumberbatch has said there will be one but nothing is confirmed yet, I believe.
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