Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2: Sherlock fans have been waiting a long time for Season 4 of the show to be rolled out and now it finally has. The first day of 2017 saw Sherlock Season 4 premiering in the U.S and the show was met with huge positive acclaim again, as expected months before its launch. Sherlock Season 4 Episode 1 titled ‘The Six Thatchers’ saw Benedict Cumberbatch and martin Freeman reprise the roles of their on-screen duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson and there is still 33.33% of the series still remaining. The first episode of the season saw Sherlock unravel many secrets pertaining to Mary Watson’s past and the next episode already promises a lot. And that includes the introduction of Culverton Smith, someone who is being hailed as Sherlock’s most dangerous adversary till date.
Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2 titled ‘The Dying Detective’ is slating to be another loose adaptation of a very intriguing short story by Conan Doyle which featured the private detective stage his dying to confront a world-class criminal. According to the original story, Holmes would stage being affected by an unknown Sumatran disease that would result in an unknown killer to surface and confess his crimes in front of the detective whom he thinks his dying. This very person in question, in the book, is Culverton Smith. Theoretically, on paper, Smith is supposed to be a doctor with substantial knowledge of Sumatran diseases but as we all know, the TV series will barely adopt the skeleton of the story altering it vastly to increase its on-screen appeal. Toby Jones, who is remembered by many as the man who lent his voice to Dobby in the Harry Potter series, is expected to play the role of Culverton Smith in the upcoming episode of Sherlock.
Now what might be a predictable alteration in the script might be Smith’s connection to mary Watson’s past and how it may affect Sherlock and the people he cares about. There is no doubt in the fact that Smith is definitely a worthy adversary for Sherlock with the super-sleuth even considering the fact that the man might finally be his match. In the book of course.
The 30-second promo for Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2 shows starts with a shot of Culverton Smith arriving with a smile on his face as Sherlock says that he is “the most dangerous and the most despicable human being” that he has ever encountered.
Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2 titled ‘The Dying Detective’ written by Steven Moffat is expected to air on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 on BBC One in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S.