Sherlock's second season kicks off with "A Scandal in Belgravia," which will be airing in the UK much sooner (January 1) than on PBS in the US (May). However, there are two sneak peeks out from the season 2 premiere that everyone can enjoy.
Sherlock season 2 premiere "A Scandal in Belgravia" sneak peeks
"In episode one of this new series, compromising photographs and a case of blackmail threaten ?the very heart of the British establishment but, for Sherlock and John, the game is on in more ways than one as they find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. But this case will cast a darker shadow over their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: to Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler will always be THE woman."
Finally, Sherlock will be back soon on your television (depending where you live determines just how soon). As the two clips out show, there's going to be more of the Sherlock and Watson banter that made the first season so good and plenty of mystery.
The first Sherlock season 2 premiere clip (below) begins with Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) calling Carter with some "friendly advice" about Sherlock Holmes, whom he's about to meet. However, it is Watson who gets out of the car, and his first question is about Wi-Fi. That's because Sherlock has decided to take a look at the crime scene from home...wrapped in a sheet. Watson's streaming the scene to him because "This is a six. There's no point in my leaving the flat for anything less than a seven." Yes, right from his first moments in this clip, you're reminded just why you love Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. This was also something they've apparently discussed...or at least Sherlock did with Watson when he wasn't listening (aka, he was in Dublin).
Sherlock asks Watson to show him the car that backfired and asks if that's the one that made the noise. Watson tells him there was no gunshot (if he was thinking that was the cause of death), and the victim was killed by a blow to the back of the head. The weapon and killer have disappeared. Watson thinks this has to at least be an eight (obviously Sherlock doesn't agree since he's not there). Sherlock says to forget the driver, calling him an idiot: "Why else would he think himself a suspect?" Carter interjects and says he thinks he's a suspect, and when Sherlock responds, Watson warns him he'll use the mute button if he has to.
In the second clip (below), Sherlock asks for the details on a woman's whereabouts and tells the two men in front of him that he'll have the photographs by the end of the day. One says he hopes Sherlock is as good as he thinks he is, and Sherlock proves that he is, doing a quick read of him. He asks for some equipment and for a box of matches or his cigarette lighter. The man may not smoke, but he knows his employer does. Sherlock tells him, "I'm not the commonwealth," and Watson informs the men, "And that's as modest as he gets," leaving much more politely than Sherlock does, but you have to love Sherlock's farewell.
What do you think of the Sherlock season 2 premiere sneak peeks? Will you be tuning in to the new episodes?
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