Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Game (7 Nov. 2010)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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The mysterious Moriarty tests Sherlock's wits by making him solve case after case around the city.

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Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Alan West and theft of the Bruce-Partington missile plans. Sherlock, however, prefers to assist Lestrade following a massive bomb blast. The sadistic bomber abducts a string of hostages, who will be released after Sherlock has solved a series of puzzles, including a twenty year old murder, an insurance scam and the alleged forgery of a long lost painting. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The plot of this episode was inspired by the Holmes short story, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans." See more »

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In the opening scene when John is going to the refrigerator, a white skull can be seen on the left side of the kitchen table among all Sherlock's science equipment. When he closes the refrigerator door again after discovering the severed head, the skull has disappeared. As he's leaving the kitchen, the skull reappears. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: Just... tell me what happened from the beginning.
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Thrilling but incomprehensible in places
9 August 2010 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Despite gluing my eyes to the screen, and my ears to the speakers, I lost the plot in several places while watching this. I have a number of unanswered questions, but I won't go into them for fear of spoiling the enjoyment of those who haven't seen it yet.

However, it is no secret that Moriarty (not credited) reveals himself in this episode, which is exciting.

In fact the whole thing is thrilling and the fact that I am baffled half the time doesn't put me off.

Cumberbatch is excellent, and so is Freeman, whose role as Watson is harder to make interesting.

Watch this series - it's great.


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