Frankly, I’m getting exhausted with trying to find a correct timeline for BBC Sherlock.
If we consider that Season 1 started in 2010, that Sherlock dies roughly between 2011 and 2012, then we’ve got two years where he fakes his death.
So, in other word, BBC Sherlock used to follow the real life timeline. Season 3 happened in 2014, both in real life and in the series.
And that’s where it starts getting pretty much annoying. Okay, 2016 was about TAB so that means that by the time of the end of TAB and beginning of TST, we are still in 2014. It is confirmed with Mary’s past and the coup in Georgia happening 6 years ago, so, at worst, if she ended her lifestyle after this (five years ago, she got her new identity in HLV, so six in TST), then, at worst, we are in TLD/TFP in early 2016. January 2016 in a worst case scenario.
And the Prime Minister at the time was David Cameron, a man.
In fact, Prime Minister Theresa May became PM the 13th of July 2016, in other word right when season 4 was being filmed, or, if we are trying to be more precise, on the last few days of setlock.
Now, it is perfectly fine that they decided on a whim to update the PM’s gender right after the nomination of Mrs May. But by doing that, they shattered their timeline because now we’re supposed to assume that we are somewhere between July 2016 and January 2017.
By TLD, we are at Christmas when Sherlock meets ‘Faith’, as we can see from the Christmas decoration outside, so unless we consider John saw his therapist at the end of the episode six months later, we’re screwed.
Unless she calls.
Either you consider they blundered their timeline, or you either consider that Sherlock actually believes in EMP that the PM is female or that EMP Lady Smallwood wasn’t actually talking about the PM.
The best relationships include best friends who miss each other so much that they have to talk about each other in red carpet interviews.
Mindy at the White House Correspondents Dinner 2014:
Interviewer: “If you could go to Nerd Prom with any celebrity, who would it be?”
Mindy Kaling: “…Well, my best friend, BJ Novak, is really fun to go to these things with because he’s super funny, and he is very politically engaged so he would have been very fun to come with but he’s very busy so…”
BJ at the NYC The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premiere (with a big stupid grin):
“I love working with Mindy and we’re always trying to do more things together. So…sometimes, we brainstorm ways my character can be on her show or the two of us can do something else together. I’d love to be back on her show."