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Summary: “Hounds of Baskerville”

Since I viewed this episode a couple times in January, I’m posting the links to my original thoughts here:

  1. First Thoughts
  2. Some Other Considerations

After another viewing this evening, I find any logic you attempt to hang on the episode falls apart pretty quickly. Still, a cute story if you don’t think too hard about it.

As an aside: if Sherlock took the case because of Henry’s use of the word “hound” . . . But then everyone in the area refers to it as a “hound” anyway . . . Do they call it a hound because that’s what Henry called it? Something doesn’t quite jive there, sort of like an uneven fault line.

I do have a slight problem with Sherlock’s use of “disorientate” as well, which I know appears in dictionaries, but “disorient” is generally preferred and what’s more seems like a better choice for someone who (a) has shown himself to be a stickler for grammar (though I understand the use of “disorientate” does not exactly overstep the bounds), and (b) tends to be succinct in thought and speech.

Also, missed opportunity to show whether Sherlock snores and keeps John awake. (I know they didn’t get a double, but the Cross Keys was busy and full enough they must have shared a twin room, right?)



Comments (3) for post “Summary: “Hounds of Baskerville””

  • I liked the episode more than the last, but mostly because of the banter between Sherlock and John. I noted that bit about the M and a on the computer password too. I looked too hard into John’s morse code even though it turned out to be a red herring. It seemed to not fit, if that makes sense?

  • Enjoyed all this a lot, aren’t you going to write about the first series? Please, it would be great if you do write.

    • Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

      This site started after the first series was finished, so I never went back and summarized any of my thoughts about it. In general, I liked it better than the second. Perhaps it’s difficult, when you start out strong, to keep up the momentum. The second series was still good—the show is better than a lot of other television—but nothing is without flaw. (As I’ve pointed out.)

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