While I have heard some mixed opinions about the third season of BBC’s Sherlock, I am still of the opinion that it is the best season yet and I am both, excited and sad, that the finale will be this Sunday. Again, if you haven’t watched it yet, you should probably stop reading now! (Spoilers!)
The second episode of season three was called The Sign of Three and I had no idea what that title was about until the very end of the episode. The past two episodes were both very different from the classic Sherlock we all know; The Empty Hearse was funny and included a lot of treats for the fans and the Sign of Three was funny as well, but also very senitmental in a way.
I am so very happy that Amanda Abbington joined the cast of Sherlock and I simply love her as Mary. She doesn’t try to break up the unique Sherlock-Watson bond, but rather encourages them to spend more time together. We still don’t know a whole lot about her though, and I have a feeling the note from Cam that Sherlock read at the wedding reception is going to play a role in the final episode of the season.
Sherlock’s speech was absolutely amazing! It was touching and hilarious … even if he didn’t really get that. Since the whole episode took part at the wedding reception and the rest of the storyline was almost entirely told in flashbacks, it very much changed the dynamic of the plot. I think that did quite well and I will never ever forget the part where Sherlock and Watson were drunk! Oh, and Irene was back! If only for a very short moment, it still counts for me and my hopes are up that she will appear again in the future!
Again the Mycroft and Sherlock scenes were great! I do love seeing them together and the scenes could definitely be longer!
Of course, for my taste, there wasn’t enough Sherlock/Molly interaction, because a few jealous glances from Molly towards the bridesmaid simply aren’t enough for me. To me, the episode very much proved that Molly and Tom are not meant to be (… even if they do have a lot of sex). If Molly can’t be with Sherlock (and I do realise that that’s probably never going to happen), she could at least be with Greg Lestrade.
Generally, I liked the episode. Not as much as the first one, but I thought it was touching and funny – always a good combination. What did you think? Is this your favourite season as well or do you prefer the previous ones?
Random fact before I finish: Did you know that the people who played Sherlock’s parents are Benedict Cumberbatches real parents? That’s so lovely and the show is starting to have a lot of family bonds …