It was an epic and memorable best man speech on “Sherlock.” Uncomfortable in the spotlight as much as he craves the recognition, Sherlock Holmes proved nevertheless both a master of the speech, as well as a buffoon. He recovered from early awkwardness to create a genuinely touching moment for his best friend. But then it just kept going.
“To the crowd, the speech comes off as self-indulgent and wildly tangential, he even insults them, and yet he ultimately wins them over because Sherlock — the character and the show — is totally charismatic and hits the right emotional buttons,” wrote Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd.
Things did get a little more complicated when Sherlock realized that there was a murderer in attendance. He had to deduce both the killer and their intended victim, all while keeping the attention of the audience with his never-ending speech. It was a masterclass in double-speak and misdirection, while still managing to squeeze in a fun murder mystery — and even save the intended victim.
“Sherlock” wraps its season next Sunday at 10 p.m. EST on PBS.
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