Shocking Season 4 Premiere Death Shakes Sherlock Fandom

Viewers knew the baby was coming, but couldn't have foreseen the episode's deadly twist

by | January 2, 2017 | Comments

Sherlock, Season 4 premiere (Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE)Sherlock’s 90-minute season 4 premiere, “The Six Thatchers,” held a nasty New Year’s shock for fans on SundayAfter fumbling with an introductory case — easily solved, of course — Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) stumbles into what he initially believes is posthumous maneuvering by archvillain Moriarty (Andrew Scott).

Warning: Stop reading if you have not watched the episode — spoilers ahead! 

But no! The situation was a much more dire and, according to some, more convoluted — which all proved a bit much for some viewers.

Meanwhile, some were obsessing over the details, because: Sherlock fans.

Throw in some Mycroft ❤️ for writer-actor Mark Gatiss

And a few complaints.

Eagle-eyed viewers called out the production on trying to disguise an image as an html page. (Obsess much?)

In the thick of all this, we were introduced to Rose of the World, John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mary Morstan’s (Amanda Abbington) new baby girl, Rosamund.

Disapproval of John texting his random-stranger bus-buddy noted!

Is this fan responding to the cheating texting or the Sherlock abandonment at the end?

The big scene: #Dead.

Random thought:


Last word on that: Actress Amanda Abbington responds to her character’s fate on the Sherlock season 4 premiere.

And where does this latest trauma leave loyal fans? For some this:

For others:

Sherlock on Masterpiece airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on PBS

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