Fans of “Sherlock” are well aware that good things come to those who wait. After an excruciatingly long two year hiatus, series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss did not disappoint. And because we might have to wait for another two years (or more) before schedules align for the filming of the fourth season, here is a look back at our favorite moments from season three.
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the new episodes yet, don’t read any further.
How He Did It
Did fans of the series get a satisfying explanation to how our favorite high functioning sociopath faked his own death? Many viewers might have been disappointed by the far fetched and action hero type resolution that was revealed the first few minutes of the show. But, that was soon exposed to be only one of many conspiracy theories concocted by Philip Anderson. At the end of the episode, Sherlock does reveal to Anderson how he faked his death, but even that is questionable. Some things are just better left a mystery.
I’m sure most of us cringed and let out a pained chuckle at the first sight of Watson’s surprising new facial hair. But leave it to Sherlock to vocalize what Watson’s own girlfriend couldn’t. “We’ll have to get rid of that.” And not soon after many hilarious insults and jabs from the brutally honest Sherlock Holmes, it was gone.
Sherlock could barely hold his excitement at finally revealing his existence to Watson. Seeing him impersonate a waiter with a fake mustache and French accent, desperately trying to get a reaction from his distracted friend, was hilarious. And Watson’s justifiably angry reaction was equally humorous and poignant.
The Best Man
What kind of speech would you expect from a man who lacks tact and doesn’t especially care about what is socially acceptable? Sherlock was shocked to be asked to be best man, and I was incredibly touched and brought to tears by his words. His speech included funny anecdotes, a few lighthearted insults, and sincerely heartwarming declarations of true friendship, all while simultaneously trying to find a killer.
Not even the genius detective himself saw the shocking revelation of John Watson’s new bride, Mary, coming. When she turned around to reveal it was she who was intending to kill the sinister Magnussen, it was a staggering plot twist none of us were expecting.
Perhaps not unexpected to some, as many doubted the true demise of Moriarty, but his supposed return at the end of the last episode was indeed a welcome sight to those who enjoy the peculiar enmity/respect relationship between these two masterminds.
There are so many more memorable moments from these latest episodes. What were some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!
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