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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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Cast

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

The guardsman is referred to in dialogue as a "Grenadier Guardsman"; however, their distinctive uniforms, with the leek collar badge and buttons grouped in fives, show them all to be Welsh Guards instead. 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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Galang
(uncredited)
Written by M.I.A. Justine Frischmann, Steve Mackey and Ross Orton
Performed by M.I.A.
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Absolutely bonkers.
28 May 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Sign of Three is without a doubt, the most outrageously bonkers episode to date, it's incredibly off the wall, but utterly, utterly entertaining. The balance of amazing cleverness and out and out smugness is perfect here, it works so well, unlike in the forth series, where the balance is tipped in favour of smugness.

I loved the imagery, and the story, particularly the way the elements of stories from Sherlock's best man speech come together. The writing is just incredible.

I was exhausted by the end of it, ninety minutes of thrilling drama, gorgeous imagery, with a wedding thrown in.

Amazing and crazy. 9/10


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