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.
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Sherlock's tombstone appears to have changed locations between this 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
[speaking in Serbian
You broke in here for a reason. Just tell us why and you can sleep. Remember sleep? Huh?... What?
[the captive whispers in his ear
Well? What did he say?
He said that I used to work in the Navy, where I had an unhappy love affair.
That the electricity isn't working in my bathroom... and that my wife is sleeping with our next door neighbor. The coffin maker... and... if I go home now, I'll catch them at it. I knew it! I knew there was something going on!
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During the credits, individual letters are coloured red. Together they spell Weng Chiang. See more
References BioShock Infinite
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
[Played during Mycroft's telephone conversation with Sherlock] See more