Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon; but, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It's what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of 'be careful what you wish for'. If Sherlock thinks everything can be just as he left it though, he's in for a very big surprise. Written by
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Sherlocke's tombstone appears to have changed locations between this episode and the series two finale. In the latter, the tombstone stands somewhat isolated, in front of a huge tree, with no more tombs around. In "The Empty Hearse", however, the tombstone stands behind the tree, in the middle of an opening, with several other tombstones around. See more
Dr. John Watson
Two years. Two years! I thought... I thought you were dead. Now you let me grieve. Hm? How could you do that? How?
Wait, before you do anything that you might regret, um... one question, just let me ask one question.
[laughing at John's moustache
Are you really gonna keep that?
During the credits, individual letters are coloured red. Together they spell Weng Chiang. See more
¿Dónde Estás, Yolanda?
Written by Pink Martini
Performed by Pink Martini
[Played when John and Mary dine together] See more