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

DC Comics cults Crackle 45 TBS Tarantino Action BBC One Hallmark Christmas movies ABC game of thrones stand-up comedy Year in Review Ovation diversity Masterpiece romance dragons mission: impossible E3 Nominations Calendar First Look Walt Disney Pictures Fantasy Family Grammys NBC politics best FX Columbia Pictures Comedy Central Mindy Kaling Adult Swim ratings sequels worst 24 frames Pet Sematary First Reviews travel TLC PaleyFest dark Interview Superheroe RT History facebook discovery LGBT Winners cops Pop USA Network Musical Paramount Set visit HBO Max universal monsters Tomatazos chucky Shondaland Shudder Elton John parents BBC Emmy Nominations FXX spider-man Infographic war TIFF Podcast biography book cats AMC harry potter Biopics a nightmare on elm street Reality Horror Hear Us Out Quiz VH1 TCM mockumentary Polls and Games elevated horror VOD concert thriller spy thriller twilight Watching Series SDCC Sci-Fi Crunchyroll superhero SundanceTV National Geographic movies TruTV werewolf CMT Academy Awards Amazon Studios DirecTV HBO Go Lifetime Christmas movies Cosplay 20th Century Fox Paramount Network tv talk festivals TNT Creative Arts Emmys cancelled DC streaming service YA Warner Bros. scary movies Best and Worst true crime Mudbound Cartoon Network dceu dc CBS cancelled TV series Apple Winter TV video halloween American Society of Cinematographers documentaries Cannes IFC television Countdown docudrama child's play Comedy HBO 2018 Hulu Rock Showtime crime canceled obituary 21st Century Fox DC Universe Nickelodeon Ellie Kemper disaster Tubi IFC Films indiana jones Arrowverse Kids & Family justice league hollywood cinemax BAFTA E! casting science fiction Sundance Amazon Prime Video Mary poppins Film Festival Sundance Now Universal comedies all-time Television Academy 2020 DGA social media Pixar Freeform richard e. Grant aliens Disney anime finale stoner classics See It Skip It theme song Starz ESPN Funimation mutant OneApp Netflix BBC America witnail adventure crime thriller nature Lucasfilm San Diego Comic-Con Amazon Prime Election doctor who cartoon Trivia renewed TV shows Sony Pictures X-Men screenings Pop TV Brie Larson reviews christmas movies vampires Rom-Com Apple TV+ TV Land A&E WGN Marvel Discovery Channel Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt joker films period drama Extras laika President CNN comiccon jamie lee curtis Valentine's Day spinoff Premiere Dates Pride Month Dark Horse Comics 2015 OWN Tumblr cars versus teaser series slashers A24 Disney Plus TCA Awards hispanic Disney Channel 71st Emmy Awards Acorn TV historical drama SXSW canceled TV shows TV Summer Star Wars rotten serial killer Fox News Chernobyl 72 Emmy Awards Food Network space emmy awards Awards Tour FX on Hulu composers transformers Teen Epix Christmas breaking bad what to watch Superheroes strong female leads TCA Winter 2020 FOX Sundance TV game show BET Awards quibi Trophy Talk Photos RT21 zero dark thirty franchise USA green book Logo name the review New York Comic Con unscripted TCA 2017 PlayStation Animation dogs MCU romantic comedy Captain marvel Turner Classic Movies free movies Opinion Baby Yoda cancelled television psychological thriller stop motion Musicals zombies Music Rocketman rotten movies we love Disney streaming service children's TV The CW Amazon talk show reboot binge award winner Sneak Peek die hard The Arrangement The Witch supernatural blockbuster comics Film Women's History Month BET batman PBS NYCC boxoffice sports kids YouTube Red Disney+ Disney Plus Character Guide El Rey VICE Peacock Britbox Apple TV Plus Spectrum Originals YouTube dramedy zombie cancelled TV shows Oscars miniseries TCA WarnerMedia video on demand Emmys Syfy CW Seed Heroines Ghostbusters criterion Anna Paquin news nbcuniversal toy story Fall TV Vudu spanish language Avengers Turner animated Holiday Nat Geo Mary Poppins Returns Marvel Television singing competition APB Netflix Christmas movies Western adaptation sequel natural history golden globes Drama Lionsgate Hallmark Holidays Marathons Star Trek Writers Guild of America Thanksgiving Television Critics Association Travel Channel Super Bowl Endgame 2016 spain CBS All Access screen actors guild critics Lifetime based on movie Spike Certified Fresh ABC Family GoT political drama TV renewals ghosts Stephen King movie directors 4/20 crossover Black History Month cooking Trailer Spring TV 007 documentary Comic Book Pirates technology fast and furious hist Country Mystery Awards Rocky south america 2017 Comics on TV blaxploitation Toys Classic Film Song of Ice and Fire sag awards Martial Arts Black Mirror streaming police drama robots asian-american Bravo GIFs indie MTV anthology LGBTQ 2019 medical drama Binge Guide independent comic YouTube Premium The Purge revenge Box Office GLAAD satire MSNBC Mary Tyler Moore Chilling Adventures of Sabrina psycho The Walking Dead latino sitcom ITV Esquire Red Carpet crime drama History foreign Marvel Studios Reality Competition Video Games Schedule