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The Abominable Bride 

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.

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Douglas Mackinnon
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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 ... Inspector Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Professor Moriarty
Louise Brealey ... Hooper
Amanda Abbington ... Mary Watson
Jonathan Aris ... Anderson
Yasmine Akram ... Janine Donlevy
David Nellist ... Stamford
Catherine McCormack ... Lady Carmichael
Tim McInnerny ... Sir Eustace Carmichael
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Emelia Ricoletti
Tim Barlow ... Wilder
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Storyline

Imagining himself back in the 1890s, Sherlock is visited by Inspector Lestrade after newlywed Emelia Ricoletti, having apparently killed herself in public, murders her husband Thomas in front of witnesses before vanishing. Some months later Holmes is approached by Lady Carmichael, who tells him that her husband Sir Eustace has been threatened by Emelia, who then seemingly does away with him. With an intrusive Moriarty crossing him, Holmes attempts to solve the enigma, with unexpected help from Watson's wife Mary and evidence of a conspiracy involving half the population of the country. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Welcome to Sherlock 1895!


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Trivia

The concierge at the Diogenes Club is named Wilder. Billy Wilder directed The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), which is one of the favorite films of writer Mark Gatiss and is often referenced throughout the series. That film features a scene in the foyer of the club similar to the scene in this episode. See more »

Goofs

On the tombstone of Emelia Ricoletti, it is written that she died in 1894, even though the present Sherlock says her murder took place in 1895. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: [to Dr. Watson] And you're clearly acclimatized to never getting to the end of a sentence. We'll get along splendidly.
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This is not what a clever story looks like.
1 January 2016 | by KurtCocaine93See all my reviews

Disappointing, poorly written, nonsensical and messy. I would even go as far as saying The Abominable Bride is unimaginative and succeeded in dulling my interest in the series. It would seem the writers tried to be 'too smart' by over complicating the plot. This is not what a clever story looks like. The twists and turns this story takes sadly does not pay off and leaves viewers feeling bewildered. I found the forced feminist themes towards the end of the episode overbearing, ridiculous and unnecessary. Hardcore fans of the series will likely excuse the episode's plot holes and flaws by arguing 'it's wasn't real, he was in his mind palace', which only reaffirms what I already know: this episode was an enormous waste of time. Strong performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott, that I can say. Believe it or not, I am a fan of the series and I hope Sherlock returns to form in his next adventure.


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English | French

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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GBP3,500,000 (estimated)
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