Critic Consensus: Sherlock makes a welcome and shocking return, and Cumberbatch and Freeman are game, but it may prove difficult to live up to the lofty expectations created by the series' lengthy hiatus.
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as Sherlock Holmes
as Dr. John Watson
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
as Mrs. Hudson
as Jim Moriarty
as Sgt. Sally Donovan
as Molly Hooper
as Mary Watson
as Sir Edwin
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They've abandoned the mystery format that makes Holmes such a fun character to be around. In an almost literal sense, they've lost the plot.
Frankly, it's just a shame the BBC only bothered to make the finale worth watching, rather than the whole series.
The stories were plodding, melodramatic garbage and the episodes weren't even well made.
If this is the end, then it leaves the people who loved the show for its celebration of difference with a troubling message: that difference makes you a hero if you're a white man, and an aberration if you're anyone else.
It seems typically Moffatian that we finally learned more about Mary's intriguing backstory just before we lost her, but the mystery surrounding her work with AGRA proved to be a compelling framework for the episode.
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