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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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Sherlock S04E03: how does the prison glass disappear?

In the Final Problem, how does the glass of the prison Eurus was held in really disappear? If it didn't exist at all, then how come the writings on the glass wall exist? edit: I am actually looking ...
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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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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a question regarding Sherlock's first season's first episode. 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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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?
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Can Sherlock be stuck in his mind palace?

In The Abominable Bride, Sherlock spends most of the episode in his mind palace and re-creates the case of Emelia Ricoletti, (almost) exactly how it was. But there are dozens of independent people in ...
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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 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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How did Sherlock find out who is the guilty one in “The Six Thatchers”?

At the end of "The Six Thatchers" (Season 4 episode 1) Sherlock is on the bridge and deduced that How did he come to this conclusion? I see absolutely no real clue or evidence that leads to her! ...
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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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Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes Age & Family

How old are Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes in the BBC Sherlock TV-Series? Do they have other brothers and/or sisters?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In “The Six Thatchers”, why does Watson blame Sherlock rather than himself?

In the first episode of Season 4 of Sherlock, Mary dies, and Watson seemingly blames her death on Sherlock. The episode ends with Watson stating that he'd accept anybody's help but Sherlock's. What ...
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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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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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What do the dancing men say in “The Final Problem” of Sherlock?

I've tried decrypting them myself to little avail, I think it starts with "I'm here" but after that I get lost. Are these the original codes used in "The Adventure of the Dancing Men"?
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Why did Culverton give the original page and other info?

Referring to the closing scene of Sherlock S04E02 The Lying Detective: The final scene reveals that the Big Bad gave his daughter's original note page and various details to another character. (...
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Why does Sherlock use “God”-expressions when he does not believe in god?

Sherlock does not believe in god and has often ridiculed the idea. Yet, quite often, he uses expressions like "Dear god", "for gods sake" and "Oh god". Why?
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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: We ...
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What information do we know about Sherlock's newest character? [closed]

What do we know about When was she born? The actress is younger than Cumberbatch and Gatiss so if she's supposed to be younger why did Sherlock forget about her? If she's supposed to be older than ...
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Why did Mary Watson say what she said at the end of “The Six Thatchers”?

At the end of The Six Thatchers (S4 e1 of the BBC TV series, aired 1st January 2017), Mary Watson said: Go to hell, Sherlock. This occurs right at the very end of the episode. Mary Watson hadn't ...
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Can someone explain Lestrade's joke in “The Six Thatchers”?

In series 4 episode 1 of the TV series Sherlock, The Six Thatchers, when John, Sherlock and Lestrade are in the Wellsburough's mansion and Sherlock is on a video call with Mary he tells her "All ...
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What about the other AGRA drives?

In answering vojta's question, I've stumbled across another: What happened to the other two AGRA drives in The Six Thatchers? It was explained that the other two agents were captured or killed, but ...
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The A. G. R. A. flash drive

Sherlock, season 4, episode 1 (The Six Thatchers): Why would anyone take something that important with him to the action in the first place? Why wasn't the data password protected or encrypted so it ...
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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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What is Belgravia in 'a Scandal in Belgravia'?

The title of the 1st episode on Season 2 of Sherlock, the TV-series is A scandal in Belgravia. What is Belgravia?