DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves): ‘Fantasizing about a dead man come back to life … But it’s never gonna happen … ‘
Sherlock (Bernard Cumberbatch) in montage video: ‘I need a moment to figure out what I’m gonna do’. John Watson (Martin): ‘I can tell what you can do. You can stop being dead.’
Dear friends and readers,
Have you seen the bitingly playful parody produced as an prologue for the coming season. We left off (you will recall) with Sherlock’s plunge to death from the roof of an ancient hospital:
I have not said what Christmas in this house has been like for me, this year, without him. What I do in the evenings, now that he’s not here.
Literally I spend part of each night on his piano stool lest I fall asleep before 11:30 pm. Fighting to stay awake so that with pill I can sleep for four hours straight, wake for a couple and then sleep again. To create some rest.
Well watch Martin Freeman’s face and eyes. The captured depth of emotion in the midst of the nihilism (ensemble camp art) is part of why I intend to watch and blog for another season.
Ghost stories have taken on a new resonance. I now seen the revenant from the angle of longing.