• The Administrator

    Amazing! Sherlock’s back baby! But the wait for a clear answers is going to be a bit longer it seems.

    • RaggedyFaller™

      I doubt we’ll get a full answer.
      Probably left for interpretation.

      I like it that way

      • The Administrator

        I’m certain we’ll see some form of explanation in His Last Vow but we’ll just have to wait and see.

        • Calebxy

          Maybe, just to prove how clever he is, the new main villain boasts to Sherlock about how it’s obvious how he faked his death, and then proceeds to explain it.

    • Yusuf

      But he completely explained how he survived though. Or are you talking about something else?

      • Calebxy

        Except the explanation doesn’t make any sense, and it was heavily hinted that that wasn’t really how Sherlock did it.

        • Sharaz_Jek

          What doesn’t make sense about it? It seemed to fit all the information we had. To me, it makes sense for Sherlock to feel the need to tell the truth, reveal his great triumph, while also keeping it a secret; telling Anderson, who would naturally not believe it and stealing the SD card from the camera makes sense to me

          • Calebxy

            Using that method, the only person who gets fooled is John. It wouldn’t fool the snipers if they were watching, nor anyone watching from buildings, or anyone watching from virtually any point other than where John was. It only served to fool John.

            With that being the case, his faked death was entirely unnecessary. John was only there, watching, because Sherlock called him on the phone. If he hadn’t done that, Sherlock could have just walked away.

            That’s the fundamental flaw in any theory that only works from John’s point of view. It will only fool John (and remember, Sherlock said he didn’t know Moriarty was going to kill himself; in which case, the trick would have to have been able to fool someone who was watching from the roof) and therefore, is entirely pointless and doesn’t make any sense.

            That’s why it can’t be the real explanation (and I will be extremely annoyed if it is).

          • LordofTimeyWimey

            But if John thinks Sherlock is dead, he would tell Lestrade and everybody else,

          • Calebxy

            Mycroft (or Sherlock) could easily get people to pretend to have seen him fall and die, and Mycroft and Molly could take care of all the official business about it. There was no need for Sherlock to actually fall and ‘fake’ his death.

          • LordofTimeyWimey

            That is true. They might reveal another reason for doing this. But if he didn’t, would you be this excited for Season 3?

          • Calebxy

            It does create more excitement, but it feels extremely cheap if there’s no internal logic to it.

          • Sharaz_Jek

            You’re right, this would only fool John. Okay, now I think they’ll probably leave it a secret

          • Calebxy

            I do hope not. I bet there will be riots at the BBC if they don’t give an explanation. :P

          • Sharaz_Jek

            Well, I take keeping it a mistery over having Holmes just climb down/up the cliff like Doyle did :P

          • Jarditvoretollperidanahv

            It was mentioned that everything was sealed off, like a scene from a play, so everyone there knew he was going to fake his death. It was also mentioned that Mycroft got rid of the sniper. So I guess it could be the correct theory, although I highly doubt it.

          • Calebxy

            That just furthers my point. There were no genuine witnesses around, so Sherlock could have just walked away and had Mycroft make his suicide official.

          • Jarditvoretollperidanahv

            Oh, if you look at it that way. Yes, then it doesn’t really make sense.

          • Sharaz_Jek

            But he needed to convince John, and I mean really convince him. A simple news article and a official declaration wouldn’t convince him and he’d turn into someone similar to Anderson :P
            The elaborate trick was used to convince John, so that the rest of the world would be convinced. If John Watson doesn’t think Holmes is alive anymore, who would? ;)

          • Sharaz_Jek

            I had another think about it and I realised that John actually was the only person that needed to be fooled in this. The sniper was already targeted himself and taken out by Mycroft’s men, and for the fake death to work, John was the one person who needed to be convinced of Sherlock’s death the most. If he hadn’t been there, he probably hadn’t believed Sherlock’s death to be real. That’s the reason the plan had to be so elaborate

          • Calebxy

            That’s still a weak reason behind it. After all, John didn’t need to think Sherlock was dead – that was only a safety precaution. And even if he did, John could be taken to see the body in the morgue. With Sherlock, Mycroft and Molly all in on it, John would have no chance of being able to tell that the body was fake.

  • Jarditvoretollperidanahv

    I loved it! Great to see Sherlock back in the coat!

  • Epicduda

    That
    Was
    Amazing

  • Brilliant. Funny, witty, beautifully acted, the direction was superb and the script was immaculate. A perfect return, with one of the best episodes yet.

  • greenliz1974

    I thought it was a bit flippant given the dramatic ending in the last series. I loved it but was very hectic from the off, there was a lot of hype. It settled down after a while after the frenetic start. Obviously the writers wanted to give a nod to all the theories out there. So glad it’s back though, I plan to really savour the next two episodes, it’ll be over in a flash and I’ll be in deep mourning once again!

  • sontaran17

    Very Very Good!! Great to have it back- 4/5

  • Alonso

    4/5 for the fangasm…
    but….
    4/5 for the plot-what-plot?

  • The Half Face

    I’ll give it a 4/5
    It was very good but Moran was a bit wasted.

    • The 14th Doctor

      I don’t think he’s done yet. They wouldn’t have him have that little screen time.

    • A Seventh Doctor on Mars

      Moran was in the episode?

  • Calebxy

    After searching around on the internet, it pains me to find so many people who think the Lazarus reference was a reference to Doctor Who. :P

    But anyway, I really liked it. It’s not one of my favourites, and I’m a bit annoyed that we didn’t find out how he did it, but as long as we do eventually get an explanation, I’ll be happy.

    I thought the plot was a bit of a mess, but it was still really good (Sherlock can never be anything less).

    • Jarditvoretollperidanahv

      Was Lazarus not a man from the Bible, who was resurrected by Jesus? Would make sense, because Sherlock was going to fake his death.

      • Calebxy

        Indeed he was. That’s what the Doctor Who episode was referencing as well.

        • Jarditvoretollperidanahv

          Well, professor Lazarus was ‘Reborn’, at least that was what he said.

  • HAL likes cheese

    Agngngnrghrghr They haven’t released a date of Australia yet!!!!!! The wait is killing me!!!!!

    • Deus Ex Machina

      I’ve waited two years to find out how he did it, and now that it’s only a Google search away, I can hardly bare it!

      • Calebxy

        Ignore.

      • LordofTimeyWimey

        They explained it amazingly! Or did they?

  • ClassicWhovian

    It gets a 5, if for nothing else but the sheer cheek of the whole thing! Loved it.

  • FutureCompanion001

    Mark Gatiss has done it again! 5/5! Loved all the fake theories, It was funny, heart stopping and the acting was just flawless! The Game Is DEFIANTLY Back On! #Sherlocklives