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Episode 4.2 "The Lying Detective"

What Did You Think Of "The Lying Detective"?  

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9 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

No, it wasn't cut (they stopped doing that after series 2), just been a while since I watched it. 

 

What all did they cut in series 1 and 2 for the American series? I'm only interested in the Mycroft scenes, where any of his cut?

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I've seen other people's lists on the internet, but have no idea how to find them.  I do recall that one gal said she'd sat with Ariane Devere's episode transcript on her lap while watching PBS, and every time something was cut, she marked it.  You might be able to find that with Google.

I wasn't at all that methodical, just made notes of things I happened to notice -- such as the following:

For Study in Pink

For Scandal in Belgravia

For Reichenbach Fall

I didn't notice many Mycroft cuts in those three episodes, primarily the "danger night" scene in Scandal and Cut #3 in Reichenbach.

 

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I hadn't watched any Sherlock episodes in months and then I recently saw this one and my god. I had forgotten just how much I love it. Even Ghost Mary bothered me less than I had remembered.

Still am convinced that Eurus was being honest when she had "Faith" say Sherlock was nicer than she had expected. Eurus seems to have a soft spot for Sherlock, doesn't she. I wonder whether she initially took along the gun with the idea of maybe shooting him on the spot or actually killing herself or both but then she decided no, little brother is fun to play with, I'll go through with the Sherrinford plan.

Sherlock undulating between completely messed up and brilliant is so wonderful to watch.

Also, I really really do not mind badass Mrs Hudson. It suits her imho. :D

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3 hours ago, T.o.b.y said:

I hadn't watched any Sherlock episodes in months and then I recently saw this one and my god. I had forgotten just how much I love it. Even Ghost Mary bothered me less than I had remembered.

Still am convinced that Eurus was being honest when she had "Faith" say Sherlock was nicer than she had expected. Eurus seems to have a soft spot for Sherlock, doesn't she. I wonder whether she initially took along the gun with the idea of maybe shooting him on the spot or actually killing herself or both but then she decided no, little brother is fun to play with, I'll go through with the Sherrinford plan.

Sherlock undulating between completely messed up and brilliant is so wonderful to watch.

Also, I really really do not mind badass Mrs Hudson. It suits her imho. :D

Yes indeed, it's possibly my favorite episode. And I loved the device of Ghost Mary.

One thing I like about this episode is, in spite of the amount of time they spend on Sherlock, it's really a John-centric episode, and I always felt he'd gone a bit missing starting with Season 3. I know a lot of people don't like what they reveal about John, but I'm okay with it. Gives him depth.

I think Eurus took the gun along "knowing" it would lure Sherlock into her game. She had to convince him that "Faith" needed him. If it hadn't worked, she would have created a new personality and tried something else. But I agree, she was genuinely surprised to find he was "nice". After all, for 20-30 years all she had to go on was Mycroft. That might be enough to make anyone homicidal. ;) 

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P.S. -- "badass" Mrs. H is awesome. Especially when she pretends to cry in order to get John to do what she wants. :D 

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