In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by
The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation.
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Did You Know?
Watson's reference to Holmes as "Spock" has another significance. The original Spock, Leonard Nimoy
, has also played Sherlock Holmes. Nimoy also recorded a song called "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins," based on The Hobbit. Martin Freeman
and Benedict Cumberbatch
appeared together in the film adaptations. See more
Certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. See more