Sherlock: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)

SEASON:

Season 3
Sherlock

Critics Consensus

Honoring the Holmes brand, Sherlock is splendidly acted and still pleases fans who are thirsty for stimulating, intelligently written story arcs.

91%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 40

95%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 3397

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: May 29, 2014

In the third-season opener, Holmes returns two years after his "death" to find that Watson has moved on and is about to become engaged. Meanwhile, a terrorist attack that threatens London is uncovered, and Mycroft asks for Sherlock's help to stop it.

View Details
Air date: Jun 8, 2014

Holmes delivers the best man's speech on Watson's wedding day and soon realizes that a killer is stalking someone at the reception.

View Details
Air date: Feb 2, 2014

Season 3 ends with Sherlock facing the one man he truly hates, a master blackmailer who knows the personal weaknesses of every important person in the Western world.

View Details

Sherlock: Season 3 Photos

Tv Season Info

In the beginning of series 3, John, Lestrade and those close to Sherlock are reeling after Sherlock's apparent death and are trying to get on with their lives. After his return, Mycroft looks for Sherlock's help with finding a terror cell.

News & Interviews for Sherlock: Season 3

Critic Reviews for Sherlock Season 3

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (20)

The Empty Hearse, which witnessed the return of Sherlock Holmes to the world of the living, was an exercise in fan service, but that's not entirely a bad thing.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have created something of unusual brilliance ... The best hour and a half of television so far this year.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Empty Hearse, with its heady revelations and the promise of future mayhem via a new nemesis for Sherlock and John, manages to create an aura of mystery and potential that is quite intoxicating.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

As is often the case with Sherlock, the best bits are less about plot and more about people.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

The third season is looser, funnier, more emotional and also significantly less logical than what has come before.

Jan 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Happily, though it's not the series' strongest script, the two fine actors can still extract every nuance from it.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it may seem like he's in control of every situation and everyone in it, Sherlock Holmes still manages to learn a few valuable life lessons.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of the show you will love this episode, but if you're curious about the hype this is not the place to start.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The beating heart of this series is still the fantastic chemistry between Holmes and Watson, and the scene where Holmes reveals himself to Watson, disguised as a waiter in a French restaurant, expecting a hug and getting a headbutt, is pure genius.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Big reveals, heartbreaking reunions and the kiss that launched a thousand fanfics: the BBC's "Sherlock made its return, and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 3 of "Sherlock" starts with a baffling, inventive, exciting episode. It's too good to miss.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Sherlock Holmes is back and more clever as ever. In a time that England needs him the most, Sherlock lives.

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 3

  • Oct 13, 2020
    One of the best ever!!!!!!!
  • Oct 02, 2020
    The third season is looser, funnier, more emotional and also significantly less logical than what has come before.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Los tres capítulos son de 5 estrellas.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    The repetiton of Sherlock and Watson being with altered conscience, dizzy, drunk, drugged and having halucinations got really tiring and boring.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Sherlock Holmes is about rational explanation of what at first sight seems spectacular and impossible. Cliffhangers cannot be left unexplained or, as here, left to our imaginations with only ridiculous explanations laid before us. This series marks the end of adapating Sherlock Holmes to modern TV and instead creating something else entirely. This series is still entertaining, but caters to a more general audience than Sherlock Holmes fans.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    They tried to make another great villain like Moriaty, which didn't work out. Magnussen was still pretty fun. I like how they explained Sherlock faking his own death, i like John's wife and every single episode.
  • May 13, 2020
    Another amazing and brilliant season!Great music,amazing story and screenplay.this time it was surprising and amazing cases too!The whole Death thing at starting episode was literally master-plan it was brilliant and clever.love the starting scene finally Sherlock kisses Molly and then 2nd episode it was a blast the whole speech thing in between a little case it was funny,unique and amazing.the 3rd one was literally amazing the villain this time was kind-of level of Moriarty and Sherlock it was surprising ride and the end it was shocking and The return was expected but amazing.Overall it was more Character explored season of the relations of Sherlock and his loved one it was interesting,funny and entertaining to watch the cases were amazing and clever another Masterpiece season!
  • Mar 08, 2020
    Did not like flashback at all at the end of season
  • Dec 09, 2019
    Amazing one the of the best
  • Sep 21, 2019
    Not as good as first and second season but still good

News & Features