Just came back from watching the first episode of season 3. Thought to start a thread here about it. Fair warning, spoilers a head.
I apologize for the chaotic order but I am still trying to gather my thoughts.
- While the mystery and the crime solving was kept to a bare minimum, I think the episode tackled a lot of material in the hour and half it had.
- The constant theories of how Sherlock faked his death were very well done and were also a very cool nod to the fans of the show, who were actually addressed, by proxy, in the show itself.
- The meeting between Sherlock and Watson was very well made and the one scene flowed to the next was just a treat to watch.
- Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch again show their great acting talent and the chemistry between them is amazing.
- Nice to see how Sherlock has indeed grown in the two years he was gone and how he does care for the people he left behind.
- I really enjoyed how Sherlock and Mycroft relationship as brother was more touched on.
- The various meeting between Sherlock and other characters were also very well made. The way Lestrade reacted was just awesome.
- They way they touched on the fallout of Sherlock's fake death and subsequent 2 year absence and how it effected the characters was very well done. The way we see how Henderson's mind just cracked under the pressure of extreme guilt was something unexpected. Donovan was suspiciously absent but I hope to see how her character has dealt with the fallout.
- Lastly, Molly. Well what I can say. The way her character managed to become such a favorite with little air time just shows to me the wonderful way her character is written and how wonderful Louise Brealey plays her. To me she is the soul of the show.
All in all I think the creators made the right move with this episode. The fact that the crime solving was kept to a minimum did not bother me at all as I think they had a ton of subjects to go though and I think they made a pretty good job at it.
That's about it for now.
What were your thoughts?