Sherlock Season 4 reached its conclusion on 15th January 2017 with a shocking and thrilling episode titled “The Final Problem.” This eighty-nine minutes episode took the audience on a roller coaster of emotions and left us wanting more. Since the episode left the audience with a huge cliffhanger, it was already obvious that the series will have a fifth season. However, even after almost four years, there is no official announcement for Sherlock Season 5. So, here we will talk about the future possibilities of season 5. Also, check out what Benedict Cumberbatch has to say about the series’ continuation.
“The Final Problem”- Season 4 Last Episode Recap:
To jog your memory, let’s take a look at a summary of the season 4 finale. As I mentioned previously, the series was one hell of a roller coaster of emotions. The episode starts with a young girl waking up on a plane to see that the passengers were unconscious, and she gets a call from Moriarty who tells her- “Welcome to the Final Problem.” The next scene starts with spooky scenes, where Mycroft hears voices and gets attacked by what seemed to be a girl and joker ghosts. He remembers his sister and is afraid that she has come back.
But in reality, Sherlock orchestrated this whole thing to get answers from Mycroft about his sister. Mycroft reveals why Eurus is dangerous and where she is now. Having no memories of his past, Sherlock starts remembering his sister Eurus and the times they spent together, and how he lost his dog because of her. The episode then shows the Island where she was imprisoned and her life there. A series of events led Sherlock, Mycroft, and John to play a brutal game where losing would mean someone has to die.
Sherlock eventually wins the game and finds Eurus. The episode revealed that the plane scene, in the beginning, was only inside Eurus’ head, and nothing was real. Sherlock tries to comfort her despite everything she did. The episode ended with Eurus getting arrested again, Mycroft breaking the news about her to his parents, and Sherlock and Eurus playing Violin together in her jail cell.
Sherlock Season 5 Release Date:
Because all the previous seasons were released within a span of a year or two after the release of previous seasons, Sherlock Season 5 should have already aired by now. Unfortunately, not only did the season not aired, but there is no announcement whatsoever regarding this. The COVID-19 outbreak made things even worse; there was no way that the production would start working on a project on hold during the pandemic. There are high chances that we will hear something from the BBC about season 5 in 2021.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Response Regarding the Fifth Season of Sherlock:
As the rumors about the series’s discontinuation were a hot topic among the fans, Benedict denied all such rumors. He said- “Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock.” It proves the fact that season 5 will air, though it may not happen anytime soon. So there is no need to be upset about not having to hear anything about the continuation. Season 5 will happen, and it may be the final season of this epic drama and mystery series.
You can stream all four seasons on the official website of Netflix.