So instead of a full review I thought i'd give five points about it.
AFTER THE CUT THERE BE SPOILERS
So did you all enjoy this rollicking good bit of telly because Is are did. So here are my thoughts
1. IT WAS SO PRETTY
like seriously my aesthetic is pretty much this episode. It was just gorgeous and everyone looked amazing and all the little touches. I cannot deal with it!
2. WATSON, SHERLOCK and um Urges
Um we all gonna talk about Watson asking about Sherlock having "urges". um and the phrase "man to man". can we talk about that please because holy hells! also i read somewhere some people thought there was no chemistry between Victorian! Sherlock and Watson , were we watching the same show? because there was a fuck ton of chemistry there like please.
3. MORIARTY FUCKS SHIT UP
Excuse you Andrew Scott for stealing the bloody show! oh who am i kidding that man is perfect. He acts the shit out of everything he is in including last year's excellent gore-y romp Victor Frankenstein. His scene with Sherlock on his seven percent solution were incredible and absolutely terrifying.
BAFTA TIME AGAIN FOR MR SCOTT ME THINKS
4. TWISTS AND TURNS
did any one really think it was that surprising that it was in his head? i don't know why people were so suprised there were quite a few hints that I picked up on. Namely the picture of Irene being in present day and Mycroft talking about the virus in the data. Come on guys why were you so confused? it was signposted for your convenience.
hate to quote the title role and everything but "you see but don't observe"
5. OVERALL OPINION
A superior episode absolutely perfect in every way and fun to boot! If the next series is half as good as this one we'll be onto a winner!!!
So thank you Sherlock Team and we'll see you a gain in many many years!!!
and to everyone reading