This was fuckin' brilliant! I absolutely LOVED it! I think it was a wonderful modern adaptation of "A Scandal in Bohemia" that managed to poke fun at some Sherlockian clichés (like the deerstalker cap) and have fun (via John's blog) with the titles of canon adventures. I would have liked to see more of Lestrade, but I enjoyed what I did see, especially his phone call to Carter. However, moments of hilarity aside, this episode was deliciously dark and contained some incredible Sherlock character moments. The chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Lara Pulver was amazing. They totally sizzled together. However, I think I got even more enjoyment out of the scenes with Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Gatiss, as it gave us another glimpse into the characters of both brothers, though I probably have more questions than ever about the dynamics of their relationship! I think I practically stopped breathing during that scene in the plane. It was fabulous to see more evidence of the deep love Moffat and Gatiss have for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.
This episode was so worth it, despite the struggles I had to find it online. I don't know how I'm going to make it until "The Hounds of Baskerville".