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The Mystery of Sherlock's New Antagonist

Who is Eurus, and what does she want with the Holmes brothers?
Source: PBS

This article contains spoilers through the most recent episode of Sherlock, “The Lying Detective.”

Last week, writing about the first episode of the fourth season of Sherlock, “The Six Thatchers,” I complained about the treatment of women in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s BBC show, and bemoaned how the loss of Mary (Amanda Abbington) meant there were no complex female characters left. I was dismissive of the depths of Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), characterizing her as a former stripper and cartel moll. And I suggested that

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