Well, I’ve been asked already what I thought of the episode, but honestly, I didn’t think much of anything one way or another. To be sure, I didn’t think it was scary at all. And I had the villain and the chief plot point figured out pretty early, so . . . I mean, it was pretty obvious that the reason John didn’t see the hound when Henry and Sherlock did is because he wasn’t with them. And it was equally obvious the only reason Henry and Sherlock saw it was because of a hallucinogen. Clearly they’d been exposed to something—in that particular location—that John had avoided. Never mind things eaten, &c. What would be likely to work at so exact a pace that it would kick in right when they were in the woods? You see. Obvious.
I did like the interplay between Sherlock and John. Although I think the cigarette bit at the beginning was a tad overdone. I liked seeing Sherlock shaken, too; it was a nice bit of acting.
Here’s one thing I haven’t had time to think about or investigate, so maybe someone will enlighten me before I go to the trouble: did we conveniently forget U.M.Q.R.A. or did John have really rusty Morse Code skills? Although why someone would advertise across the moors is anyone’s guess. Did it have to do with the cars? Maybe it’s a British thing I’m simply unfamiliar with.
That’s all for now, as I’ve been summoned for Trivial Pursuit.