The Baker Street Babes
Episode 18: The Reichenbach Fall

"It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these the last words in which I shall ever record the singular gifts by which my friend Sherlock Holmes was distinguised."

- The Final Problem

On the 15th of January, 2011, we and upwards of 8million other people in the UK (and beyond) were staring at out television, tissues and wine in hand. It is the night of The Reichenbach Fall and The Final Problem. "My best friend, Sherlock Holmes, is dead..." a broken John Watson reveals to his therapist, and we start our emotional roller coaster of the Sherlock Series 2 finale.

Babes Curly, Ardy, Jenn, Turk, Amy, Maria, and Marie mull over Reichenbach. We console, we laugh, we theorize, and we declare our everlasting love for Molly Hooper. Why did Mycroft do what he did? Did Sherlock really believe he was going to die? We discuss so much and with such passion because this is the show that started off this podcast. So we discuss the brilliant directing and editing and performances, as well as the larger impact, and how we've all been hit by an emotional bus of crying and heartbreak.

How did he do it? Moriarty in Sherlock's clothes? Well places rubbish truck? Rhodedendrun a la Guy Ritchie? Magical unicorn? We discuss our theories, our hopes for The Empty House, and our continual heartbreak over this amazing piece of television.

In all seriousness, this is what acting and storytelling is about. Sherlock is the epitome of what television should be, what art should be. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, and everyone involved in this production deserve every award possible. Thank you Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for an amazing series, and thank you Steve Thompson for Reichenbach.

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Episode 17: The Hounds of Baskerville

As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor. It's Episode 17! 17 steps in Baker Street! This makes us happy. Anywho... join Ardy, Curly, Marie, Turk, Taylor, and new BSBs Amy and Maria as we discuss, flail over, and debate the second episode of Sherlock's new series. The modern update of Hounds is clever and full of intense character development. Rife with canon references, it's still recognizable as the ACD classic, but with some twists. We discuss how Sherlock's breakdown is crucial to what is to come, why the experiment on John needed to happen, and how poor dear Russell Tovey broke our hearts. Pleased with the Undershaw and Fletcher Robinson references, and debate over some other scenes, this is a full on discussion episode that we promise you'll enjoy.

We also take questions from listeners. Does Sherlock have Aspergers? Why do we call next week's episode The-Episode-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named? And is a new dance craze sweeping the nation? #DoTheMindPalace and find out.

Ardy has written up a fantastic annotated accompainment to The Hounds of Baskerville, which you can read here

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Episode 16: A Scandal In Belgravia

It's been a year and a half since The Great Game pitted Sherlock and Jim Moriarty against one another, and we finally find out how it was resolved...

BBC Sherlock's hotly anticipated return came in with 11million viewers on New Year's Day, and blew our minds away with Irene Adler. Join Curly, Kafers, Taylor, Marie, Turk, and Sigita as they chatter on about the episode, what they loved, what (some) hated, and how much we love Paul McGuigan... seriously Paul, marry us.

We suspect not all of you will agree with us, hell, we don't agree with each other (which is fine!). Please talk with us on our facebook page, tumblr site, and twitter. We'd love to continue the debate.

Towards the end we get a little silly, but we're allowed to. So deal :).

And let it be known, if you want to kidnap John Watson, just send a pretty girl.

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