Lord Rother wrote:I still thought it was excellent viewing but I'd definitely like it to remain a little more grounded in reality than the suspend-disbelief / thriller territory they have dallied with.
Yes, to be fair to this episode, it was entertaining and the look at Watson's private life was good: it was just that it came from a completely different show and as you say, we've already suspended our disbelief enough with the Sherlock character; surely they could've made Mary a strong and smart character without having to make her Jane Bond.
I can't imagine that it was really what anybody wants from this show after the silliness last time around. All in all there've been eleven episodes now and I think that Sherlock Holmes has actually solved a crime and caught the villain in about three of them. If The Great Detective isn't being outplayed and tricked by his adversaries, then he's doing irrelevant stuff that nobody really cares about in the first place.
The ongoing plot arc and the bromance aspect are good, and they've manouevred the latter into an interesting place now, but can we please, please, stop dicking around with the metafiction and action nonsense and go back to what made the first few episodes so great?