That. Was. Stunning. My mind was reeling, my heart was aching, my eyes were full of tears. It was incredible. I loved every single second of it. All the characters were mesmerising; Ben and Martin were, as Mycroft put it, ‘incandescent’, the direction was awe-inspiring, the writing was marvellous, the acting was beyond BAFTA-worthy, the artistic/cinematic elements were superb (that music, too! One whole scene with just violins used as voices in the conversation between Sherlock and Eurus. Plus, we got a little nod to Irene too!) I can’t even get my mind around it all, it was inspired, beautiful. Perhaps there were flaws; I didn’t even noticed them. I was so immersed.
It was groundbreaking, in so many ways.
My goodness, Sian is such an amazingly talented actor. But of course, they all are. Ben, Martin, Mark and oh gosh, Louise Brealey - I don’t even know how to start! That scene was so special, so painful, so heart-shatteringly sad and beautiful at the same time. He said he loved her, and he really, truly meant it. And then he just fell apart and argh! Stunningly acted by them both. I am in love myself, with all of it, everything about that scene and those two characters and what they said and did and felt.
Honestly, to me (and I know others will disagree) that was the best Sherlock episode to boot. I’m still sad for the lack of Molly, but the part she played was so epic, so important to understanding the complex nature of Sherlock’s character development, that in so any ways it did not matter. She is strong, she is stunning. She is not diminished, she shines because of who she is, as well as for the love she has for Sherlock - they both do. It is a ’beautiful’ and ‘redemptive’ love, just as Loo described it.
Eurus was such a gift, a piece of artwork of a character. Mycroft - I just so want to hug him, I loved how integral he was to this story. And Sherlock and John, the two of them against the rest of the world again - as it should and always will be. And Sherlock cuddling little Rosie like a proper uncle (or big brother)!
I watched it in the cinema with my parents. They were blown away, awe-struck, and it was so rewarding for me to see that. My dad’s always loved the programme and we’ve watched it together since ep. 1. But my mum… she fell in love right then and there. Said it was the best thing she’s ever seen on British telly, maybe even T.V altogether.
Mr. Gatiss and Moffatt, you truly are wonders of the world - thank you.