Let’s Chat About Sherlock And Lestrade In That Final "Sherlock" Episode

Spoilers: Do not read this article until you have finished “The Final Problem.”

1. The ending of “The Final Problem” was pretty damn special, just because Sherlock said this to Lestrade.

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This really is quite a big deal.

2. Sherlock never remembered Lestrade’s name in just about every single Sherlock episode.

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3. He seriously has no idea what it is.

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4. Not a clue.

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5. Or Sherlock is not that nice to him.

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6. Although sometimes he gets his revenge, like when he got a totally hungover Sherlock and Watson out of a police cell:

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7. At a screening Q&A for “The Final Problem” at the BFI last Thursday, Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss talked about Lestrade and Sherlock’s relationship.

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Mark Gatiss: “It doesn’t matter to him and if he knows he doesn’t need to. But then as you see at the end, he does remember.”

Steven Moffat: “And he does like to play games with people a little bit and he keeps people at a distance… so when it really mattered, he remembers his name.”

8. Lestrade and Sherlock. The true Sherlock couple.

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You heard me.

9. Update: As Liv1204 points out below, Lestrade said this about Sherlock in the very first episode of the show.

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10. At the end of last night’s episode, he said this.

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Scott Bryan is a TV editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London. Contact this reporter at: scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com
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