Sherlock Returns, Adler Strikes

A Scandal in Belgravia

4 out of 5 stars

Masterpiece Mystery finally began airing the second season of Sherlock Sunday evening, May 6, 2012.   Based loosely on Doyle’s original story entitled “A Scandal in Bohemia“, and featuring the provactive Irene Adler, revamped and rewritten by Stephen Moffat (of recent Doctor Who fame). 

The scandal erupts in Belgravia, instead of Bohemia, and reaches as high as the British throne, and as far away as across the pond to involve the Americans (heavy handed ones .. poor Mrs. Hudson).  The episode begins, though, where we left off at the end of the first season.  Moriarity bookended the episode, but pulled the strings on many of the key characters. 

Sherlock and Mycroft are two peas from the same pod … no doubt about it.  They have quite the surreal conversation at one point, musing to each other if they are odd for their lack of emotional attachment to others. 

I’ll have to wait a couple of days to watch next week’s episode “The Hounds of the Baskerville” but the previews look thrilling.