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A BBC TV series of feature length episodes updating classic Sherlock Holmes stories to a modern day setting. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

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Did Sherlock explain to John why he faked his death?

Sherlock fakes his death to stop his 3 only friends from being assassinated, but does he explain to John that if he didn't fake his death John would have died?
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Does Lestrade guess/know that Sherlock is alive in the BBC series?

Does Greg Lestrade know/guess that Sherlock is alive? In the Many Happy Returns trailer to Season 3, he grins at the headline "The Game is back on".
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BBC Sherlock - addictions [closed]

Are Sherlock's addictions good for his mental condition? I noticed he avoids alcohol (rarely drinks), but used to smoke (still does, on occasion) and does / did drugs. As if drugs and cigarettes ...
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Was Sherlock pretending when identifying the corpse?

When Sherlock was to identify the dead body of Irene Adler in "A Scandal in Belgravia", did he really think it's hers or did he pretend to fool everyone else as he suspected Irene did that on purpose?
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What are the major differences among the characters in the two major modernised versions of the Sherlock Holmes stories? [closed]

Both CBS in the USA and the BBC have released television series based on the Sherlock Holmes stories but set in the modern day. Both were developed at roughly the same time in the early 2010s. They ...
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The pills in “A Study in Pink” [duplicate]

In the Sherlock episode "A Study in Pink", was the taxi driver bluffing when he asserted that there were two kinds of pills, those that kill and those that are harmless? I am not sure.
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Why does Anderson laugh hysterically after Sherlock leaves?

In "The Empty Hearse" (Season 3, episode 1) the following occurs: Anderson (abruptly stopping crying and looking round): Hang on. (He stands up and walks over to his wall of papers.) ...
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How did Sherlock narrow his questioning to four women in The Sign of Three? [duplicate]

I just watched The Sign of Three, where several women claim to have dated a ghost. At some point, Sherlock narrows his questioning down to four women. What was his criteria to choose these four women ...
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Why did Watson hallucinate?

In Sherlock S02E02, The Hounds of Baskerville, Watson gets stuck in a lab and starts hallucinating under the influence of H.O.U.N.D. drug, as Sherlock experiments on him to observe the effects. ...
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Where did Sherlock Holmes music originate?

I just recently re-watched BBC's Sherlock Holmes, and was thinking back to all of the other Sherlock-type movies I had seen. Then I noticed, all of this music sounds similar (sources below), but ...
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Making sense of Mary Watson catching the bullet

In season 4, episode 1, Mary Watson I'm aware the dodging bullets or jumping into the line of fire after a weapon has been fired are common TV tropes. However, I am ...
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How does Sherlock know what Moriarty “is going to do next” in The Abominable Bride?

I just finished seeing Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, but haven't started on Season 4 yet. So please, no Season 4 spoiler. At the end of the episode, Sherlock learns that Moriarty is dead, but he ...
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What is Mycroft's job?

In the new BBC series of Sherlock, what does Mycroft actually do? He seems to have a lot of power, seeing as how he can people spied on, deals with terrorists, foreign threats etc. But then he also ...
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Sherlock's text to the victim's phone in “A Study in Pink”

In S01E01 A Study in Pink, Sherlock discovers that the killer kept the victim's phone and decides to send a carefully crafted text message to it. He sends, "What happened at Lauriston Gardens? I must ...
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What was Mary's real intention?

In Sherlock S03E03, every time when I watch the scene of Mary shooting Sherlock, I get perplexed about Mary's actual intention. Let's have a look at the facts: Just after she shot him, Molly and ...
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Is James Moriarty gay, in BBC's Sherlock?

In BBC's Sherlock, James Moriarty is portrayed as a criminal mastermind. He is a psychopathic individual who is obsessed with Sherlock. Moriarty is extremely difficult to read and anticipate. He ...
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Why did Anderson think that “Rache” was German?

In A Study in Pink the victim claws "Rache" into the floor before she dies. The forensic expert Anderson then suggests to Sherlock that it was German for "revenge". Sherlock then ignores this and says ...
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Why doesn't Sherlock understand the joke?

In Sherlock S04E01, when Lestrade asks John about his fatherhood and if he is getting any sleep, John makes a reference joke (Sherlock being the baby) and Lestrade joins in too. But Sherlock doesn't ...
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Did the show actually explain how Sherlock faked his death?

I had always thought that how Sherlock faked his death was a bit of mystery, as Sherlock himself never told anyone how he did it. However, my friend is convinced that Sherlock faked his death exactly ...
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What is the marital status of Mycroft Holmes?

In Sherlock S04E02, Mycroft Holmes seems to have an affair with Lady Smallwood, but it is left to the interpretation of the audience. As far as I remember, there has never been any direct mention ...
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In the Season 3 of Sherlock, what did that 'Elephant in the room' case mean?

In Season 3, Episode 2 of Sherlock, he mentions about a case called "Elephant in the room". Was that a reference to some old Sherlock story, or something else?
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How come Sherlock still remembers how to play the violin?

In Sherlock S04E03, when Sherlock meets Eurus in her cell, Eurus asks Sherlock to play the violin and professes that she taught Sherlock how to play the violin. EURUS: You play, don’t you? ...
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Was there evidence that she existed before Season 3?

In the fourth season of BBC Sherlock we learn that there is a third Holmes child. We learn that there is a lot of references in Season Three that were tied to Eurus: Redbeard, the East Wind, Mycroft ...
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What’s up with the weird therapy room in “The Six Thatchers”?

At the end of The Six Thatchers, Sherlock is having a therapy session. We get two angles at the room in which this is happening: Unless I am very much mistaken, this suggests the following layout of ...
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Why is Mycroft willing to help Sherlock in “The Hounds of Baskerville” case?

We already know about their "sibling rivalry". And for me, the BBC series depicts their rivalry more intensely than the original by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In other words, BBC's Mycroft loves to "make-...
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At what point does friendship become “queerbait”?

I'm asking this specifically about BBC Sherlock, in regard to John and Sherlocks relationship. As a queer person, and as a fan of the show, I've been seeing a lot of complaints about 'Johnlock,' and ...
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Why does Mycroft give a blank look to Sherlock, when asked about the response time?

In Sherlock S04E03, when the drone carrying the grenade arrives, Sherlock asks Mycroft about the trigger response time and Mycroft gives a blank look to Sherlock. Then Sherlock re-frames his question ...
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Why did Eurus give the note from Culverton to Sherlock?

What is Eurus' motive for giving the note from Culverton to Sherlock in season 4? Does she want Sherlock to catch Culverton or to make Sherlock creating trouble for himself?
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How did Sherlock come up with the word “anyone” in “The Lying Detective”?

So somehow Sherlock managed to find out the missing word for somebody is actually anyone. How did he do that? What evidence was he able to obtain that enabled this discovery? As far as I could tell, ...
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Why is Mycroft unable to solve The Final Problem

Sherlock does not remember his past, Mycroft does. Sherlock does not know James Moriarty has met Eurus, Mycroft does. Sherlock does not know his sister and her condition, Mycroft does. Mycroft knows ...
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What was the (unsolved) clue that would have revealed the location of Redbeard?

In "The Final Problem," we learn of the unsolved disappearance of Redbeard, We are told that the young Eurus had both arranged the disappearance and presented her family with a clue that would have ...
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Why didn't Eurus kill Doctor Watson in Sherlock?

In the end of the Sherlock episode "The Lying Detective", we see Eurus expose herself to Doctor Watson and then shoot him with tranquilizers. As we see in the later episode she can kill anyone without ...
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Why did Sherlock change clothes before seeing Irene Adler?

Why did Sherlock change clothes before seeing Irene Adler in the episode "A Scandal in Belgravia" (S02E01)? Same with the punch he asked John to do. Was that his attempt at impressing a girl because ...
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Where did the walking stick come from?

In Sherlock S04E02, at the mortuary we saw John hit Sherlock in the face and as a result he was admitted in the hospital. Then John gave his own walking stick to Sherlock, as a parting gift. JOHN: ...
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Why didn't Mycroft speak the truth in “The Final Problem”?

I watched "The Final Problem" and I have the below queries: When Mycroft told Sherlock about Eurus, why didn't he tell Sherlock the whole truth..specifically about Redbeard? As we can see later in ...
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Why does Sherlock get angry?

In season 4 episode 3, after talking to molly, why does Sherlock break the coffin and act like agonized? I didn't understand why exactly he broke at that point of time.
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Why did Mycroft have to break into a facility that he has authority over? [duplicate]

In The Final Problem, Sherlock, John and Mycroft trick their way into the facility at Sherrinford. Once captured, Mycroft reveals himself and begins to demand an account of events from the governor. ...
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How many references to famous Holmeses are there in Sherlock?

In Sherlock's series four finale "The Final Problem" there are multiple references to Basil Rathbone and possibly other famous Holmeses. In this Buzzfeed article is the following quote from one of ...
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Why did no one seem to question whether the girl on the plane was real?

Throughout the last Sherlock episode of the 4th season, The Final Problem, characters are motivated to help a little girl on a plane who is apparently the only awake passenger. The pilots and all ...
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Why did Mycroft and Sherlock disguise themselves to meet Eurus?

In Sherlock S04E03 we see Mycroft disguised as a fisherman along with John Watson to let Sherlock (impersonating a security official) meet Eurus. Time and again in this episode as well as the previous ...
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What was the movie playing in Sherlock (The Final Problem)?

At the beginning of Sherlock's finale (The Final Problem), Mycroft Holmes was watching a classic movie. Could you please recognize it? What is the movie's name?
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What is Eurus's motive in the final problem

In Sherlock season 4, episode 3: "The Final Problem" why does Eurus want to torture Sherlock? What is her motive? It is revealed that as children, Sherlock had redbeard as a friend. She wanted to be ...
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Why does Smith keep asking the duration of employment to his staff members

In Sherlock season 4, episode 2: "The Lying Detective", why does Smith ask the nurse and the guy in the mortuary as to how long they've worked at the hospital? What does he calculate with their ...
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Why does the hospital staff incorrectly assume the writer of the blog in the lying detective

In Sherlock season 4, episode 2: "The Lying Detective", two nurses incorrectly assume Sherlock writes his blog himself, which John later corrects. Even Smiths daughter makes the same assumption. Why ...
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What was Sherlock's backup plan in “The Lying Detective”?

In Sherlock season 4, episode 2: "The Lying Detective", had John not shown up at the exact moment Sherlock was being smothered by Smith, wouldn't he have died? Did he have a backup plan (other than ...
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Why are Sherlock and Mycroft written as snarky atheists?

The TV serial Sherlock presents Sherlock and Mycroft as rather snarky atheists. From The Sign of Three: SHERLOCK: ... and contrast is, after all, God’s own plan to enhance the beauty of his ...
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What was the grenade supposed to accomplish?

  In Sherlock: The Final Problem a grenade is flown into Sherlock's flat via drone, presumably by Eurus. But why would Eurus try to kill her siblings, and Watson, at this point? We later see ...
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How was RedBeard not found?

In the series 4 finally of BBC's Sherlock, we learn that Later in the episode, we learn that Given that, how is it possible that
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Why was the Christmas present for Eurus so important?

In BBC Sherlock, Season 4, Episode 3 The Final Problem there is a scene, in which Later in the show all protagonists behave as if Mycroft's decision was a very important mistake that ruined ...
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Is Eurus mentioned in books?

In BBC Sherlock, Season 4, Episode 3 The Final Problem we learn that: Is this name mentioned in any original story by A. C. Doyle? In what context?