Two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon; but, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It's what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of 'be careful what you wish for'. If Sherlock thinks everything can be just as he left it though, he's in for a very big surprise.
Did You Know?
John tells Sherlock that he is "The best and the wisest man [he's] ever known" this is a direct quote from the 1984 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Final Problem". In "The Final Problem", however, Dr. Watson is narrating this line after he supposes Sherlock to have fallen off of the Reichenbach to his death. See more
The train shown on security footage is 1996 Stock train for Jubilee line. The wagon found by Sherlock and John is 1972 Stock for Bakerloo line. And the interior for that wagon was borrowed from D78 Stock for District line. See more
If you seem slow to me, Sherlock, can you imagine what real people are like? I'm living in a world of goldfish.
Yes, but I've been away for two years.
Oh, I don't know. I thought, perhaps, you might have found yourself a... goldfish.
During the credits, individual letters are coloured red. Together they spell Weng Chiang. See more
References Scary Movie 5
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
[Played during Mycroft's telephone conversation with Sherlock] See more