“[to prepare for the role of Sherlock] I ate a very good diet, did a lot of swimming, a bit of running, some Bikram yoga and I learned a bit of the violin.” - Benedict Cumberbatch
CAN WE ALL JUST IMAGINE BENEDICT DOING BIKRAM YOGA.
BENEDICT, YOU NEED TO STOP IT.
STOP STOP STOP.
Sherlockians, don’t panic. I’ve got the episode summary, right here:
Sherlock has a showdown with Jim on the top of Reichenbach Falls. As Sherlock tumbles down with cascading water, and Jim looks smug, and John screams his little kitten heart out to death, the sidewalk opens and Sherlock finds himself in the Torchwood Hub. Captain Jack Harkness catches Sherlock as he falls, and attempts to set up a date. Gwen lurks in the background, silently assessing the Dateability of Sherlock, even though she’s married. And has a kid. And already had that affair with Owen.
Ianto miraculously comes to life again (squee!) and serves his famous coffee to a wet Sherlock. Jack goes up, invites John inside the Hub, and locks away Jim in the vaults, next to Janet the Weevil. Janet takes to Jim quite nicely, and they become a couple. Because everyone in Torchwood and Sherlock seem to be shipped. To anything.
Sherlock makes some deductions about the Hub, the creatures in the vault, and how he might have hit his head on the water tower on his way down before passing out. Team Torchwood decide to leave Sherlock and John by themselves. FUN TIEMZ IN THE HUB (jk, jk, this is going on the telly, after all).
Jack and Ianto tearfully reunite, complete with lots of “you were never a blip in time” and Ianto calling Jack “sir” like a puppy.
Then, Jack notices that The Hand is glowing, so he puts Sherlock in The Chair, and everyone realizes The Doctor has recently regenerated and then suppressed his memories (because the Silence influenced him to), and his 12th regeneration is actually Sherlock Holmes. After a quick shake in The Chair, Sherlock/Doctor’s memories return.
The Doctor/Sherlock then hops into the TARDIS, and brings John as his companion.