What a fantastic way to enter 2014,
with the RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!!!
The episode was pure genius! It gave the long awaited fans exactly what they needed…
And how exactly did brilliant writers achieve this you
Well, allow me to enlighten you… For TWO whole years, fans including myself, have done nothing but speculate and come up with our own theories… the brilliant Mark Gatiss & Steven Moffat, instead of finally revealing “how it was done?” to put us, out of our misery… they cleverly collected and relayed all our theories that were floating around the net, since the “great fall”. It was the perfect form of fan service and it just completely diffused the great mystery, with laughter, clever puns, jokes, wittiness, along with serious tension thats to be expected from a crime thriller story. The series kicked off with the rooftop scene… i thought the answer was about to unfold … up until Sherlock kisses Molly… that made me slightly sceptical but i thought hmm, ok…
it was up until this scene i “deduced” this was a farce…
The amount of fans that tuned in that evening was immense there was…well i’ll let Vegeta tell you…
Thats RIGHT, 9 MILLION fans tuned in! According to an article by the Independent “It reached a peak of 9.7 million within the first five minutes when Sherlock was reunited with his sidekick John Watson, played by Martin Freeman“
What got my attention was the text message from Mycroft “LAZARUS is GO”
With a bit of researching i got the to the bottom of what that meant. According to the Gospel of St. John, Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha, he was sick John 11:1-14 and in a nutshell he was resurrected by jesus John 11:38-44. Hence Sherlocks death and resurrection.
In summary, superb music, dialogue and absolutely fantastic acting by Cumberbatch and the rest of the cast.
My only complaint is to Steven Moffat! He writes the Doctor Who series, brilliant as they are but sherlock episodes are like master pieces!
Moffat should put the same effort into Doctor who!
Anyway get your Geek on and go watch the series, you wont be disappointed!