Ten years ago, actor and *Sherlock* co-creator, Mark Gatiss spoke at the Sherlock Holmes Society’s annual dinner. It was there that Gatiss revealed to the audience his idea of a modern day Holmes. He teased them with the storyline of a “young army doctor, wounded in Afghanistan finds himself alone and friendless in London.” “Short of cash, he bumps into an old medical acquaintance who tells him he knows of someone looking for a flatmate. This bloke’s alright but a little odd,” Gatiss pitched the audience. Those dining at the House of Parliament in the United Kingdom, know everything there is to know about the world’s most famous detective, if they were not interested there was no point in pursuing the idea further. Luckily, for the rest of us, they loved the storyline. *Sherlock* will make its season four debut on January 1, 2017. For diehard fans, this may seem like a torturous long time. Nonetheless, if they can wait two years between season three in 2014 and a one episode special in 2016, a couple of weeks is a piece of cake.Last year the National Autistic Society described Sherlock’s inability to read and understand social norms points to him being on the spectrum. Although in “The Hounds of Baskerville episode,” his best friend John Watson describes Sherlock as having Asperger’s syndrome.
Filming of season four wrapped on August 2016. The success of Sherlock has been a blessing and a curse for the series. As Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s career took off, their conflicting schedules have made it difficult to get them on set. Still, both actors make it a point to return to the show they love.
Many fans are speculating the reason bubbly and often naive Mrs. Hudson tells Mycroft “get out of my house, you reptile!” Did Mycroft betray his brother or put him in a situation he can’t get out of?
“The Six Thatchers” is the first episode and like all the other episodes it is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. This one appears to be from the “Adventures of the Six Napoleons.” “The Lying Detective,” takes its cue from “The Adventure of the Dying Detective.”
In the last episode of season three “His Last Vow,” Sherlock shoots and kills Magnussen. And everyone seems to be on the fence about Moriarty. If Sherlock didn’t actually die in the series’ most watch episode, than maybe Moriarty didn’t either. Nonetheless, a new villain is in town and his name is Culverton Smith. This is played English actor Toby Jones.
Mycroft told Holmes in the finale of season three, “I’m not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other one.” Mark Gatiss who plays Mycroft teased Sherlock devotees when he tweeted a photo of himself with fellow Brit Tom Hiddleston and Amanda Abbington who plays Mary Watson. He captioned it with the word “blud.”
Martin Freeman who plays Dr. John Watson has been pretty direct about what happens to Mary. “While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did,” Freeman told the UK’s Telepgraph. “So he gets married, and then Mary dies, so at some point presumably she’ll die.” Although, based on last year’s one and only episode “The Abominable Bride,” it might be Mycroft who may perish on season four.
->**If you are channeling your inner Sherlock Holmes, you may want to watch the trailer for season four and try to come out with your own deductions.**<-