Prepare for dark, intense episode of ‘Sherlock’ this Sunday


Following the shocking events of Sherlock‘s fourth season premiere, it looks like we’re in for another dark episode.

Inspired by the classic Holmes story The Dying Detective, the new episode is titled “The Lying Detective,” and co-stars Toby Jones as the villain Culverton Smith. If it follows the same idea as the short story, Sherlock will fake a terminal illness as part of a scheme to prove that Smith is a murderer.

“The Lying Detective” airs on Jan. 8. Expect some tense scenes between John and Sherlock, whose friendship was torn apart by tragedy in the season premiere.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor