His Last Vow



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Episode Info

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.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
Una Stubbs
as Mrs. Hudson
Vinette Robinson
as Sgt. Sally Donovan
Lars Mikkelsen
as Charles Augustus Magnussen
Andrew Scott
as Jim Moriarty
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Critic Reviews for His Last Vow

It was like Christmas for Sherlock fans... The episode belted along, was neatly structured, and boasted not just the one jaw-dropping surprise, but a couple more narrative broadsides.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This season has been a season about acknowledging family. About loving the people who matter to you despite their faults and shortcomings.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Better than the jokes though, were the surprises. List them all and you'd get writer's cramp.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

"His Last Vow" is undoubtedly the best episode of this season, and some might consider it the best episode of the series so far.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

"His Last Vow" was a vibrant, potent reminder of just how brilliant Sherlock -- the man and the show -- can be.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"His Last Vow" was a thrilling 90-minute ride that flung fans from laughter to terror to heartache and back again. The episode represented a return to form after the season's previous two episodes veered from the show's format.

Feb 27, 2017 | Full Review…

After two good-but-not-brilliant episodes to begin its long-awaited third season, Sherlock returned to peak form for its finale and reminded us why we'll sorely miss the show during what will presumably be a substantial hiatus.

Feb 21, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This episode should win the underwhelmed around. A newspaper proprietor villain, hundreds of twists and a total dismantling of all that lovey-dovey stuff from last week. This was the episode the fans actually wanted.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Occasionally, flash pays off: Of the upgraded mind-palace bits of the season, this episode has the standout.

Feb 16, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Even in its most cluttered episode, Sherlock still delivered its usual gems.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…