Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, which aired Friday, Jan. 1, in the U.S. and U.K.

Friday night’s Sherlock special has been a long time coming for fans of the high functioning sociopath. Two whole years to be exact. But the time has come; Sherlock Holmes has returned to our screens, if only for a night

The special begins in the late 1800s: Watson has returned from the second Afghan war where he has been working as an army doctor and is in need of a place to stay. Holmes and Watson are introduced by a mutual friend in the morgue — sound familiar? This initial introduction plays out almost identically to what we saw way back in 2010 in Season 1, Episode 1 Read more…

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‘Sherlock’ special recap: ‘The Abominable Bride’ cleverly marries mystery with mythology