Critic Consensus: "The Lying Detective" is a return to true Sherlock form -- with a strong mystery for its two leads to solve, and the enticing introduction of a new villain.
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Sherlock continues to be a class act - a testament to the almost hallucinatory talents of creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and proof of the malleable potential of Arthur Conan Doyle's pipe-smoking detective.
Sherlock is back in fine form with a Moffat-penned episode that gives us plenty of mystery and a genuinely scary villain.
... as strong and interesting as this setup is, it still ends up taking a back seat to John Watson's Domestic Drama.
Does Sherlock intentionally aim for a tone of pure amorality, or is this just an accidental side-effect of the main character's personality?
After the let-down that was the season premiere last week, Sherlock seems to have finally taken baby steps in the right direction with The Lying Detective.
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