"Sherlock" The Great Game (TV Episode 2010) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • An extremely tall, unhuman-like figure snaps an elderly woman's neck, which is not seen clearly on screen, and a fight between him and two other men ensues. The two attempt to shoot him and he attempts to suffocate them, but it still isn't a really violent scene because of the way it is directed.
  • A man is seen pushing another man down to the stairs and thereby causing his death.
  • The hairy backside of a severed human head is seen in a fridge. The scene is made humorously and no blood is seen.
  • A dead woman is seen in a morgue, coated from her neck downwards.
  • A dead body is seen lying on the tracks of a train, but the scene is darkly lit and there isn't any blood to be seen.


  • Eight religious exclamations, one anatomical term, mild obscenities such as "hell", mild derogatory name-calling, and some mild sexual references.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man is described to have been completely drunk, as we see people in a bar drinking.
  • None.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The violence in this episode isn't made to frighten viewers, but the hostage situations, especially those, in which an old woman and a kid are kidnapped, may be considered intense by some audiences.
  • The antagonist in this episode is portrayed as a sort of psychopath and is likely to frighten young viewers.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A man calls another man "gay." A woman then says "he's not gay." Later in the episode the man who was called "gay." Says "it was fun playing gay."

Violence & Gore

  • This episode five hostage situations, in which randomly selected victims are seen with explosive vest strapped to them. All but one of them are saved and by the following explosion, twelve people are killed off-screen.
  • The episode ends with a cliffhanger, in which two men's lives are threatened by snipers targetting at them, while one of the two threatened men points his gun on a bombing device lying on the ground between them and a third party.

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