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.
Did You Know?
During one of the scenes explaining how Sherlock survived the fall, Sherlock texts the code word "Lazarus" to Mycroft. Mycroft is played by Sherlock co-writer and creator Mark Gatiss, who also wrote and starred in the Doctor Who episode "The Lazarus Experiment". See more
Towards the end, when Sherlock and Mary are driving to save John, a brief scene before they arrive at the police barricade clearly shows a shadow of the camera/crew on the ground. See more
[after being head-butted by John
I don't understand. I said I'm sorry, isn't that what you're supposed to do?
Gosh, you don't know anything about human nature, do you?
Hmm, nature? No. Human?
During the credits, individual letters are coloured red. Together they spell Weng Chiang. See more
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