Sherlock (2010– )
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The Six Thatchers 

Sherlock takes on the case of finding out who is going around and smashing six unique head statues of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Storyline

Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move. One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly trivial detail. Why is someone destroying busts of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson's past.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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1 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At approximately 1:08:30, when John bumps into the mystery girl off the bus, the poster in the bus shelter is of Toby Jones's character Culverton Smith who appears in the next episode (#4.2) as the main antagonist. See more »

Goofs

It's nearly impossible that the dead body of the young man in the car could go unnoticed for a week. Even in a closed-up vehicle (which would not be airtight), the horrible and unmistakable stench of decomposition would be obvious throughout a large radius within a few days, and would be unbearable even inside the house (and possible neighboring homes) well before a week had passed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mycroft Holmes: What you're about to see is classified beyond top secret. Is that quite clear? Don't minute any of this. Once beyond these walls, you must never speak of it. A D-notice has been slapped on the entire incident. Only those within this room, code-names Antarctica, Langdale, Porlock and Love, will ever know the whole truth. As far as everyone else is concerned, going to the Prime Minister and way beyond, Charles Augustus...
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Mycroft Holmes: Are you tweeting?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, several letters are colored red. When read sequentially, they spell out "The Six Napoleons", the title of the Arthur Conan Doyle story that this episode is loosely based around. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Sherlock Theme Song
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Performed by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Pathetic
2 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

The creators of the show definitely lost their touch. The show speculates on the success of the previous seasons. Some of the story lines were too predictable. Moreover, in the middle of the scene, I saw a shotgun microphone hanging right over Cumberbatch's head. The production is extremely sloppy and the story is overwhelmed with constant repetitions from the previous seasons, like Sherlock is searching for a new case and cannot find one, solving ordinary police cases brilliantly. Watson, as always, serves as a third wheel, while his wife solves cases together with Sherlock. The ending is just stupid and extremely banal. We all have seen the similar scenarios million times in multiple movies. It is very disappointing :(


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