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The Sign of Three 

Sherlock tries to give the perfect best man speech at John's wedding when he suddenly realizes a murder is about to take place.

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Colm McCarthy
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Amanda Abbington ... Mary Morstan
Vinette Robinson ... Sgt Sally Donovan
Lara Pulver ... Irene Adler
Alistair Petrie ... James Sholto
Alice Lowe ... Tessa
Yasmine Akram ... Janine
Oliver Lansley ... David
Ed Birch Ed Birch ... Tom
Jalaal Hartley Jalaal Hartley ... Photographer
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Storyline

As Lestrade fumes over his constant inability to convict the Waters gang of bank robbers, Holmes prepares for his role as best man at Mary and John's wedding. His speech, initially bizarre, turns out to be a moving tribute to his friend whilst he also contributes two anecdotes of recent cases, both unsolved. The first concerns a young guardsman whose life John saved after he was the victim of a 'locked room' attempted murder. The second involves a man who uses the identities of the recently deceased to date different women. As he looks around the wedding party, Holmes suddenly realizes their connected solutions, which also involve Watson's former commanding officer, disfigured war hero Major Sholto. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sign of Three See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

This story begins six months after the previous episode, Sherlock: The Empty Hearse (2014). See more »

Goofs

The Beefeater guardsman shown beginning to strip out of his uniform for a shower has unbuttoned several buttons only to be shown promptly unbuttoning some of the same buttons. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
DI Lestrade: [leaving a couthouse] They just walked out of there.
Sgt Sally Donovan: Yeah, I know, I was sort of sitting next to you.
DI Lestrade: The whole Walters family, they just walked right out of there.
Sgt Sally Donovan: Again, I was in the room.
DI Lestrade: How do they always manage that?
Sgt Sally Donovan: They're good.
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Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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We Found Love
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Written by Calvin Harris
Performed by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
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This is funny
7 January 2014 | by sjensenstradSee all my reviews

I am 40 minutes in this episode and I have been laughing my ... of.

This is for sure not the usual SHerlock show, this is funny.... and not much crime solving at all, but I really don't mind.

Sherlock is one of my favourite TV shows and this season the crime solving has been lagging, "the empty hearse" was a bit tame in my opinion, simply to much... "why didn't you tell me you where a live, buhuuu!" So today I was expecting the show to get back to the crime solving, but no, did I go wrong. But it has been so funny. so I really don't care Well, maybe the last episode they will solve some big crime mystery.


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