[Review] Sherlock – Season 4 Episode 3 – Problem is finally Solved

Created by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss

Our Rating

3_star

Having watched Benedict Cumberbatch create magic with his portrayal of the most loved detective for the past almost half a decade, I can safely say that this was the best Sherlock Holmes journey. We will not include the two live action movies starring Robert Downey Jr. as they were in the league of their own.

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The final episode of the fourth season of Sherlock took us into the past and mind of Sherlock and let us know how and why he was the way he was. Introduction of his sister , Eurus Holmes, was a twist but then again I think they had already run out of ideas on how to catch more sinister and mind boggling criminals. The final episode was all about family drama of Sherlock with his brother Mycroft and Dr. Watson. Unfortunately I was not impressed by this episode and would rate it as one of the lowest in the series, after The Hounds of Baskerville

We all get to see the riddle of Moriarty coming back, being solved as well.

The story continues from the last episode where Sherlock and Watson discover that the woman Sherlock thought was daughter of murderous Culverton Smith is non other than his own sister who was supposedly dead for many years. He then gets the story straight from Mycroft and starts to remember that he did indeed have a sister who was shy but immensely intelligent to an extent that she was considered a threat to national security and incarcerated on a remote island with highest levels of security. Mycroft was watching over her for years and lying about her existence to Sherlock.

The twisted mind of Eurus Holmes seemed very pathological but the way it was presented did look disjointed at times

We all get to see the riddle of Moriarty coming back, being solved as well. He indeed come back and Mycroft knew about it. How it happened, you can see it in the episode but this twist was the only one which was interesting enough in the episode. There are however many loop holes which needed to be solved, like how can the girl on the plane communicate with Sherlock if she was not real? Yes the twisted mind of Eurus Holmes seemed very pathological but the way it was presented did look disjointed at times, as all she every wanted was to play with Sherlock since childhood. However, I was glad to see Sherlock come back with is full game on mode and solving every puzzle and riddle.

The overall episode was not something I was looking out for but am glad that now the entire character of Sherlock is out in the open. I was a little disappointed that the character should not have been left vulnerable because that is not how everyone sees Sherlock. His charisma is his personality which was somewhat left out in the open letting everyone know his soft side. Yes we did know that he is slight humane inside but secretly no one wants to see it.

VERDICT

A watchable episode but not the right ending to the Benedict starer Sherlock series because as far as we know, Benedict Cumberbatch has said his good byes to this BBC series for now and we feel quiet sad for not being able to see him again. With some elaborated pranks and few mind bending riddles, the series has ended. I hope Mark Gatiss is happy now. So till the next season, hopefully, Sherlock has left the building.

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