Steven Moffat Says Sherlock’s Season 4 Finale May Be His Favorite Episode Yet

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We’re only days away now from the much-anticipated return of Sherlock, BBC’s hit show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Though its first three seasons combined have only given us a total of nine episodes (not counting the special), the series has quickly become a fan-favorite thanks to some excellent performances and engaging mysteries.

On January 1st, the fourth and presumably final season will premiere and given that fans have been waiting three years since the last proper episode aired, you can imagine how excited they are. A recent trailer teased a much darker outing than what’s come before and with showrunner Steven Moffat revealing that Culverton Smith, the new villain to be played by Toby Jones, will be Sherlock’s most evil nemesis yet, we can’t wait to see what the cast and crew have cooked up for us.

It’s surely going to be quite special, and if recent comments from Moffat are any indication, the finale of season 4 (which will also get a theatrical release) might just be Sherlock‘s best instalment to date. When asked in a recent interview which script from the show is his favorite, here’s what he had to say:

“Normally I answer ‘A Scandal In Belgravia,’ which I kind of think is the best thing I’ve ever written,” Moffat said. “But ‘The Final Problem’ (co-written with Mark [Gatiss]) might be edging ahead. Let’s see what you all think…”

“A Scandal in Belgravia” has always been an episode that fans have held in high regard, so to hear that “The Final Problem” may surpass it definitely has us intrigued. And given that it’s very likely going to be the last outing for Sherlock, we’re inclined to believe what Moffat says here.

Tell us, will you be tuning in on January 1st to catch the final season of BBC’s brilliant show? Sound off in the comments section and let us know!

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