A special special.
Elementary, my dear Martin Freeman.
To celebrate, we caught up with executive producer Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue.
For those who want to end their evening in a cozy mind-palace for two.
"I'm really just an actor."
In order: Moriarty, Magnussen, mum, the mind palace, and Molly.
On her casting: "Slight nepotism, but I've been working for so many years now that I think that's fine."
Before embarking on yet another interminable vacation, Sherlock packs in a rewarding mystery and says hello to a familiar face.
He teared up while writing that last bit.
"We cut it right before the kiss. And the sex."
It's not growing nearly as fast as PBS's other U.K. import.
A bumpy reentry, but by episode’s end, things are back to normal for Holmes and Watson.
"I like the fact that [the Coens] are at least onboard."