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

Tag Cloud

Grammys Lifetime 21st Century Fox Disney Sundance Now Premiere Dates Netflix 2016 Animation Superheroe Christmas E3 science fiction Set visit 2015 singing competition Song of Ice and Fire crime thriller Kids & Family TV WGN Thanksgiving mutant TCA 2017 TBS Adult Swim AMC Comedy Fall TV technology TV Land Shondaland crossover 45 zombies Bravo X-Men supernatural dceu Rom-Com Fantasy police drama comiccon ratings ITV CW Seed Western Best and Worst transformers Mary Tyler Moore Ovation CMT Certified Fresh American Society of Cinematographers Reality Competition GoT finale Writers Guild of America Marvel Interview A&E cops DirecTV biography discovery thriller OWN vampires Nat Geo cults LGBTQ aliens Opinion Mystery Amazon USA Network golden globes Creative Arts Emmys psycho talk show Walt Disney Pictures Oscars Year in Review 007 sitcom Esquire Lionsgate doctor who robots Cosplay Countdown APB HBO E! Sundance festivals Ghostbusters Apple cooking BET Polls and Games adventure BBC America NYCC Tomatazos CNN politics crime Paramount Network Fox News Freeform PaleyFest crime drama Character Guide binge political drama Music Hulu VH1 spy thriller blaxploitation ABC Comic Book Columbia Pictures TCM Martial Arts Mindy Kaling what to watch ABC Family Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Musicals El Rey USA Biopics Starz social media DC Comics Dark Horse Comics Election CBS All Access Acorn TV First Look justice league Trivia The CW Calendar harry potter Video Games MSNBC Toys travel Emmys cinemax National Geographic Holidays YA Pirates boxoffice Sci-Fi GIFs zombie dc Valentine's Day Marathons Syfy TLC based on movie See It Skip It Crackle medical drama SXSW Country YouTube Red Horror FX Masterpiece TIFF war Ellie Kemper Photos IFC TCA Spike Spring TV Awards SDCC romance Food Network Extras Teen RT History Cartoon Network Winter TV historical drama Tumblr VICE Action Nickelodeon Podcast Star Wars Watching Series SundanceTV Box Office Showtime period drama FXX NBC Sony Pictures Summer TNT Sneak Peek President cats Comedy Central Universal Musical Drama Winners ESPN Red Carpet Pop Britbox Lucasfilm 20th Century Fox docudrama DC streaming service Superheroes dramedy sports hist unscripted CBS 24 frames diversity Trailer Reality serial killer composers 2017 Warner Bros. streaming BBC History The Arrangement MTV TruTV IFC Films Paramount Infographic Pixar Schedule Rock Nominations FOX Rocky YouTube Premium Disney Channel PBS DC Universe Star Trek Super Bowl GLAAD Logo