SHERLOCK – “His Last Vow” Review

It’s been a turbulent three weeks for Sherlock. His  whole life has been turned upside down after his return from his apparent death. With the loss of his flat mate, the introduction of a wonderful new person to his inner circle (Mary) and the fallout of Moriarty there ha been many difficulties for Sherlock. However there has been nothing more turbulent and terrible than fan reaction to each and every episode that has been released these last few weeks. With fans having mixed opinions to the third season ranging from absolute love to claims of shark jumping this season has been the most unusual. With that we go  into  the season finale of Sherlock with the long awaited introduction of Charles Augustus Magnussen, the ultimate  douche. Just to let you know now this is a spoiler free review, I hope you enjoy.


It’s been a month now since the wedding and Sherlock and Watson haven’t  seen each other since then. In a  series of unbelievable events they meet up  again. Sherlock explains that he  is on to his hardest and most dangerous case to date and he hopes that Watson will join him and because Watson is getting restless he jumps on the opportunity. They come  face to  face with Magnussen and within five minutes of meeting him both they and the audience want to take him down. With every episode  there is  the twists and turns but  with this I found the twists just mind boggling. Between the villainous  turns of Magnussen who just oozes disgust and evil, the wonderful scenes between Mary, Watson and Sherlock that show how Sherlock clearly  loves and respects these two people and that  is  one  of  the most genuine and touching parts of  this episode and the season as a  whole.  There are some genuine what the fuck moments in this episode that are just pure Moffat and that can be good and bad. For the most  part  it is fantastic but then it starts to get a bit laboured. In particular the moment at the end. When I saw it all I could think is one thing, this could  be a Doctor Who  plot, some of the dialogue is even reminiscent of an episode  of Doctor Who. I won’t lie I was torn between wow they just did that to wow, did they just do that?

With an unusual ending with twist upon twist upon shenanigan, great dialogue and wonderful  character  moments this  was a great way to end the season just wish they didn’t pull some stuff from Doctor  Who to forward their series. Also stay after the credits, it’s freaky.


The Author

Graham Day

Graham Day

I am a geek first and foremost. I love animation, film and comics. I live in Dublin, Ireland and love it. I have met so many amazing people over the years, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Mark Millar and Scott Snyder to name but a few. I love to sketch, write and talk about geek news. I went to college for five years, three years animation and two years communication and media. All opinions are my own so I hope they're witty and original, I'm fairly certain they're not.

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