This second episode is not as strong as the first one (A Scandal in Belgravia), kinda similar with the first series where The Blind Banker was not as good as A Study in Pink…but The Hounds of Baskerville is still better than The Blind Banker.
The story might not as great as A Scandal in Belgravia but it still has great dialogue. One of the things that I love so much about this series is the dialogue. I have never seen a series with so many interesting dialogues to quote. It’s great how the writers could keep writing such amazing dialogue since the first episode of first series.
I am going to share some interesting dialogues here …but of course it won’t spoil the story 😉
The story began with the memory of Henry Knight who witnessed her father’s death. He remembered that his father was attacked by a beast. Sherlock who was bored with no case to solve and no cigarette to smoke accepted the case just because Henry said something that clicked to his head. Henry claimed that there was a gigantic hound and that hound killed his father 20 years ago.
Sherlock: I’ll take the case.
John: Sorry, what?
Sherlock: Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It’s very promising.
John: No no no. Sorry, what? A minute ago footprints were boring, and now they’re promising?
Sherlock: It has nothing to do with the footprints. As ever, John, you weren’t listening.
Their investigation started from Baskerville, a military base protected with landmine and tight security. But things started to get interesting when Both Sherlock and Henry saw the hound in Dewer’s Hollow. Sherlock doubted himself for seeing such thing…and this is where I stop 🙂
Basically, the story was about solving a 20 year old murder. I actually have the book but haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet…so, I can compare it to the story in the book. But in my memory (I read the translation long time ago), Dr. Mortimer was a male, but here Mortimer was a female.
As usual, it is so fun seeing the annoying and arrogant Sherlock with the normal John teaming up together. Their chemistry is getting better every episode. I always wonder how Benedict was able to memorize very long sentences and delivered it so fast that I often needed second viewing to catch up to everything he said. Apart from his expression and body language, that extra long dialogue is the other thing I admire about Benedict’s version of Sherlock.
This is my favorite scenes in this second episode: (I think this is so sweet)
Then followed with this when John just walked away ignoring Sherlock 😉
Sherlock: John? John! You are amazing, you are fantastic!
Joh: Yes, alright, don’t overdo it.
Sherlock: You’ll never be the most luminous of people, but as a conductor of light, you’re unbeatable!
John: Cheers. What?
Sherlock: Some people who aren’t geniuses have an amazing ability to stimulate it in others.
John: Hang on, you were saying sorry a minute ago, don’t spoil it. Go on, what have I done that’s so bloody stimulating?
It’s so nice to see them together…they seemed like real best friend.
The reason I like A Scandal more than the Hound is because A Scandal has more emotion involved in the story while The Hound is simply about solving the case, fortunately we got to see the two of them getting closer than ever.
The Reinchenbach Fall will be reviewed soon 🙂
Too bad this amazing miniseries only has 3 episodes per series…I WANT MORE!!!!
Title: A Scandal in Belgravia (#2.2)
Staring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Russell Tovey
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Paul McGuigan
Air Date: January 8, 2012
I will share 2 trailers here:
See more Screenshots on page 2 (Be Careful!!! Contain Spoilers!!)