Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Game (7 Nov. 2010)

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Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

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Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Andrew 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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Series co-creator Mark Gatiss, who also plays Mycroft Holmes, appeared in Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song (2011) in prosthetic make-up based on the appearance of Rondo Hatton as the Hoxton Creeper in another Sherlock Holmes incarnation, The Pearl of Death (1944) with Basil Rathbone. The character known as The Golem in this episode has a strong resemblance to Hatton's deformed killer. See more »

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In the beginning of the episode, the time that passes between Dr Watson leaving his and Sherlock's apartment and the explosion across 221b Baker Street, is less than a minute. However, Dr Watson only hears about the incident the next morning. He couldn't have gotten so far away from Baker Street in so short a time that he didn't hear the explosion when it happened. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: Just... tell me what happened from the beginning.
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One of the best TV-Shows that I've ever saw.
6 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Sherlock" is an excellent series. As the series progresses, it gets better, until the amazing climax at the end of this episode. the director has done a great job, he hasn't used too much effects, and instead he has used some amazing editing things like camera movement, unusual camera angles and very nice focus games. All these effects did the series, and this episode especially, so good. I want to point out that the music was amazing, too. the cast did their job on the best side. Cumberbatch gave us an excellent role, which I liked it more than Downey Junior's Sherlock Holmes. I hope that Cumberbatch will do the transition from TV to the big screen. The third episode's plot was very good, the director keep us suspense until the last minutes, with the amazing finish. What can I say? please give us more episodes, and not just 3 more. Elementary, my dear Watson.


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