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Difference between Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD/TV showing

The episode broadcast on BBC has a runtime of 88 minutes. The Blu-ray version has a runtime of 93 minutes. Anyone knows what is the difference between the two versions? It would seem odd that there ...
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Why does Sherlock ask the question in this way?

In the BBC Sherlock episode "The Sign of Three", Sherlock is reading the guest list (checking RSVPs) and asks "Major James Sholto. Who he?" Why does he say "Who he?" instead of who is he? It seems ...
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Why does Sherlock say he knows ash?

Sherlock says: "I know ash. Don't tell me I don't!" in the pub scene of season 3, episode 2 The Sign Of Three. And the guy punches him into his face in the very next moment. Why? Why would ...
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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD/Blu-ray and extra scenes

People who have watched the special episode in theaters have (presumably) enjoyed 20-25 minutes of additional footage. Did this footage contain extra scenes, or was it behind-the-scenes footage? Did ...
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How does Sherlock come to the conclusion Moriarty is dead?

In the Sherlock special, I am a little confused as to how Sherlock came to the conclusion that Moriarity is in fact dead, the whole show was spent trying to figure out how the abominable wife did what ...
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What was the final line in The Abominable Bride?

My DVR let me down and it seems I'm not alone. So, how does this labyrinth end? Then what?
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Why does Mycroft say this in that time period?

In the Sherlock special episode "The Abominable Bride", there is a scene where Mycroft talks about Moriarty with Sherlock. In the conversation he says something along the lines of "... a grain in the ...
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Who is the person the Sherlock special episode is dedicated to?

The special New Years episode of Sherlock, The Abominable Bride, has the following dedication: In Memory of Charlie Phillips 1960 - 2015 Googling has turned out nobody obvious, so who is, ...
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What is with the list in the special episode of Sherlock?

In the special episode of the TV series Sherlock titled The Abominable Bride, Sherlock Holmes and his brother keep talking about a list. What is this list and what is its reference?
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How were the Abominable Bride murders committed?

If I understand The Abominable Bride correctly (admittedly a very big "if"), the graveyard scene serves to prove to Sherlock that However, if the Ricoletti case really had occurred, then the ...
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Does the holiday special episode of Sherlock relate to the previous season?

I have just noticed that there is a special episode of Sherlock called "The Abominable Bride". Does it relate plot-wise to the previous season (3)?
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They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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Why was the corpse of the duplicate of the bride supposed to be with the original, in The Abominable Bride? Was it there?

Sherlock says it is obvious the bride's duplicate corpse was supposed to be there beneath her. It was going to prove his theory. But the corpse is not shown to be seen there in the episode. So, does ...
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When will the Sherlock special episode air? [closed]

What time will the special episode of the tv series, Sherlock air? And where can i see it?
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Does Magnussen have any disorders?

People here and on the Web generally have established that Sherlock is not a sociopath and that Moriarty most likely is a psychopath. Can we say that Magnussen from Sherlock season 3 has any ...
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How did Sherlock know specific personal information about John Watson when meeting him for the first time?

How did Sherlock know all the specific personal information about John Watson in first episode of Sherlock? They don't meet before but there is a conversation quote between them: Dr John Watson: ...
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What does Mycroft mean when he says “we don't want a repeat of 1972?”

In "The Reichenbach Fall" (S2E3) of Sherlock, Mycroft meets with John in the Diogenes Club. In the course of their conversation, Mycroft says to John "we don't want a repeat of 1972.” To what is he ...
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How did Sherlock survive the fall?

In Sherlock, BBC Series, Season 2 Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall, how did Sherlock survive the fall? I've read some theories online regarding this, but in this interview, Steven Moffat says "There ...
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What is the significance of the pink phone in “The Great Game”?

I would like to know why does Moriarty go through so much trouble to make a replica of the phone from "A Study in Pink" in the Sherlock episode "The Great Game"?
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Meaning of the line “I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”

What does Sherlock mean exactly when he says "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath"? What is the meaning of this line ?
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Why does Magnussen list “Hounds of the Baskerville” as a pressure point on Sherlock?

This is a followup question to my own answer on another Sherlock question regarding the Season 3 finale "The Last Vow", from which I will shamelessly copy contents below. During their visit in ...
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Why are there such big gaps between Sherlock seasons?

It looks like the British show Sherlock gets a new season every 2 years (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016?) based on IMDb. Why so much time in between? They only release 3 episodes 1.5 hours long each. With ...
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How could the murder weapon in The Sign of Three possibly work?

In the Sign of Three, we learn of a murder and an attempted murder in which the assailant had hidden an extremely sharp blade on the inside of a belt. The blade is so sharp that the victim doesn't ...
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Why the need for Sherlock's Empty Hearse plot?

Why did Sherlock still make a fake death if Mycroft could manage to negotiate with the sniper and assassins and he could just pay a bunch of homeless to act as witnesses to Sherlock's death. It would ...
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Why didn't Sherock let Watson in on his Empty Hearse plot?

Why does Sherlock keep his fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about this secret? I ...
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Why is the blog text removed over Bull's head in Sherlock : A scandal in Belgravia?

In the episode A scandal in Belgravia (Sherlock season 2 episode 1), when Dr. Watson is blogging and his blog text is shown to the viewers overlaid on the wall of 221B, Baker St., why is the text that ...
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Sherlock - Searching inside a “C” Drive for Quest Search?

Is there any logical reason to Search inside a "C" Drive or is just a goof ? It definitely blows away the standards of Sherlock built in the previous episodes. Is it just me or anyone else felt ...
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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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Why did Mycroft give Sherlock's information to Jim Moriarity?

Why did Mycroft give Sherlock's information to Jim Moriarity in S02E03? What did he get in exchange?
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Why are there so few episode of Sherlock?

I know that usually British sitcoms have far fewer episodes than US ones, but Sherlock kind-of takes this too far. I mean, one season has has only 3 episodes, and even the seasons come about 1-2 years ...
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At what point does Sherlock come to know the truth about Dr. Watson's wife?

In 3rd season of Sherlock we come to know that there is a dark mystery associated with the past of Dr Watson's wife. How did Sherlock deduce that she was/is a CIA agent?
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What makes Sherlock and Watson such good friends?

In the Sherlock series, I noticed this peculiar thing which has been hinted at, many times. Sherlock is so weird. Almost no one like him and vice-versa but what makes John Watson so different? How ...
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Did Sherlock pick the bad pill?

I have just seen the first episode of Sherlock. The cab driver offered Sherlock 2 bottles. Once containing a poisionous pill, and the other has a "no effect" pill. Or at least that's what the cab ...
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Why did Sherlock fake his death this way?

In S2E3 Sherlock faked his death in such a way that the only person who have seen it (from the right angle) was Dr. Watson. Other people present on the scene were actors (Molly and homeless people). ...
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Where does Sherlock get his money?

In the BBC series Sherlock (and indeed in most other adaptations of the character I've seen) Sherlock is not paid for this investigations - he does it because he's interested. He rents a flat on Baker ...
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Why does Mycroft meet John in so many different locations?

Throughout the first two series of Sherlock, Mycroft sends a car to pick John up and bring him to him. Just about every time, they meet at a different location. He doesn't seem to have any issues with ...
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How does Sherlock deduce the relationship between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson?

In the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study In Pink" Sherlock insinuates a sexual encounter occurred between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson. He mentions something about Anderson's deodorant, and ...
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When did Irene Adler change the message ringtone on Sherlock's phone?

In the episode Scandal in Belgravia, after Irene Adler drugs Sherlock and escapes with her phone, Sherlock wakes up in his bed, and receives a text message from Irene Adler, with a sexual mourn set as ...
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Why did Holmes aim at the explosive rather than at Moriarty?

When Holmes and Moriarty are having a stand off in the swimming pool Holmes has a gun trained on Moriarty's chest. He looks at Watson and Watson nods so he moves his aim to the bomb. Why would this ...
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What did Mycroft mean when he said: “You know what happened to the other-one” [duplicate]

At the end of Sherlock S03E03, Mycroft says to man standing beside him: "Don't be absurd, I am not given to some brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other-one", and the man seemed ...
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Why did the writers choose this development for Moriarty?

Professor Moriarty is generally known as the greatest villain Sherlock Holmes has ever faced. I know that Sherlock was planned to end after the third season, concluding with the death of Sherlock, ...
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First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards

The BBC's Sherlock (July 2010-) uses a novel visual trick to show the contents of an SMS message directly on the television screen, so we can all read it without having to look at a dull phone screen. ...
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Plane of corpses in “A Scandal in Belgravia”

What was the plan of the British and American governments with the plane of corpses in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia"? And why did Jim Moriarty want to know about this plan?
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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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In Sherlock, why was there a change of pronunciation of 'the' at the end?

In the TV series, Sherlock - Season 2 Episode 1 titled 'A Scandal in Belgravia', at the very end of that episode Sherlock would regain his memories happened in Karachi. Then he will say "The Woman" ...
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Why is the number of pills in the bottle not consistent in 'A Study in Pink'?

In the episode 'A Study in Pink' of the first season of Sherlock the victims are poisoned when forced to choose a pill from the two bottles as confessed by the cab driver. However in the earlier ...
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How did Sherlock know to use her measurements?

This similar previous question established that in A Scandal in Belgravia Irene Adler's safe combination was her measurements. However, how did Sherlock know to use that combination? Irene is naked ...
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Understanding the Flight of the Dead

I was watching the Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia the other day. Everything seemed fine but I didn't get the flight of dead part and those people in the beginning who reported of missing ...
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What is Mycroft implying when he says “Regrettably Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer”?

Is Lady Smallwood actually willing to just let Sherlock go? But mycroft doesn't agree because Sherlock murdered someone therefore must be punished whatsoever?
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Why does Watson call Sherlock, 'Spock'?

In Sherlock: The hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock describes his feelings about not being able to distance himself from his latest felt feeling, fear and he says The grit on the lens, fly in the ...