Just when I thought Sherlock couldn’t be more interesting and I couldn’t love Sherlock more…I was totally wrong!
“They are right about you. You’re a bloody psychopath.”
“High functioning sociopath…with your number.”
The Sign of Three is a bittersweet episode. It’s a beautiful episode because we can truly see Sherlock’s feeling toward John. It’s the best episode EVER it terms of unconditional friendship. This episode has made me love the series even more. This is an episode where we actually see that Sherlock is also human 😉
It’s another funny episode but with a lot of heart in it. Of course it’s easy to guess that Sherlock will instantly be John’s best man…but I have to give two thumbs up to the scriptwriter (all three Sherlock’s writers are joining force to write this episode) for creating the best man scene. It was funny and clearly Sherlockish…I mean I have no problem imagining that that’s how Sherlock would react. The scene is one of my favorite scenes in this episode.
Spoiler: (block it to see it)
John: So..the big question. The best man. What do you think?
Sherlock: hmmm…Billy Kinkaid (?) … bla .. bla
John: For my wedding. For me, I need a best man.
Sherlock: Oh right! Gavin?
Sherlock: Gavin Lestrade. He’s a man and good at it
John: it’s GREG. And he is not my best friend
Sherlock: Oh! Mike Stamford. I see. He is nice, I am not sure how …
John: Mike’s great, but he is not my best friend. Look Sherlock, this is the biggest and most important day of my live. No…It is! It is! And I want to be out there with the two people that I love and care about most in the world.
John: Mary Morstan and…you
To be honest, this episode is definitely more difficult to write than The Empty Hearse. It’s just so darn hard NOT to write spoilers here…I sure hope I will not spoil it for anyone here.
As much as I love Sherlock doing his best man’s speech…BUT I, at first, think that the first half of this episode is a bit weak. When watching it, I thought that somehow the three men writing this episode are pushing things too much, it’s like they try to cram everything in. I like the fact that they try to make it a sweet episode but I am also looking forward to see the crime or the case that shows Sherlock’s greatness…in other word, I like to see some actions too. When I was about to come to a conclusion that episode two is not that good…BAM! All the greatness of Sherlock deduction came rushing in. And I seriously love it! Let’s just say that the crime that Sherlock solved was unexpected (my roommate was lost in confusion watching how Sherlock solved the case)
I think the main reason why 3 Sherlock’s authors (Steve Thompson, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss) came together to write one episode is because they needed a story which can be both heartwarming and thrilling at the same time.
Simply said I have so much for this episode…I am not sure men will like it as much as women toward this episode. It’s a really sweet episode. However, as we all know (especially if you are old enough to have a married friends) that marriage changes everything, I have been there…a situation where I lost a lot of my friends because they got married (fortunately, I still have one great friend who doesn’t change after she got married…the rest?!?!), I somehow understand why everyone keeps telling Sherlock that marriage changes everything. Poor Sherlock.
Fortunately, Mary (love her character so much) is the perfect woman for John…she sure knows how to act between them. We can clearly see that Mary is marrying 2 men at the same time 😉
Oh!! I think I should mention that Sherlock shows jealousy here…I love seeing him jealous, even Mary spots his jealousy 😉
“Oh Sherlock, neither us is the first you know.”
I am going to stop now because I might spoil it too much…I just want to say again I love this episode…I really do.
Have I told you I love Sherlock’s speech?? I guess I have. I try to quote it here but since it is a spoiler, you have to block it with your mouse to read it 😉
“I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant and all around obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet. I am dismissive of the virtues. I am unaware of the beautiful and uncomprehending in the face of the happy. So if I didn’t understand to being asked as a bestman, it’s because I never expected to be anybody’s best friend. Surely not the best friend of the bravest and kindest and wisest human being I have the good fortunate knowing.
John, I am a ridiculous man, redeem only by the warm and consolency (?) of your friendship and as I apparently your best friend, I can’t congratulate you on your choice of companion…actually, no I can. Mary, when I say you deserve this man, it is the highest compliment which I am capable. John, you have endured war and injury and tragic loss, so sorry again about that last one, so know this today you sit between the woman you have made your wife and the man you’ve saved and sure the two people you love the most in this world, and I know I speak for Mary as well when I said we’ll never let you down and we have a life time to prove that.”
Again…another episode full of great dialogue.
Title: The Sign of Three
Staring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott, Amanda Abbingtton
Writer: Mark Gatiss, Steve Thompson, Steven Moffat
Director: Colm McCarthy
Air Date: January 5, 2014
As this episode is about wedding and friendship, I would like to say congratulation to my friend Miyuki @ Nekoneko movie litter box who will soon marrying her best friend ((hug))… a real life wedding and friendship 😉