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If you haven’t seen the season four opener for Sherlock just yet… Well, really, what have you been doing? Get on it!

If you are playing catch up, we trust that you’ve been keeping tabs on all things Sherlock with Anglo’s casting updates and clues as to what to expect. If you have been studying up, you’ll already know Toby Jones (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games) is on deck to play a baddie.

This new nemesis set to give our Sherlock some serious bother. Naturally, we have some questions…

Who is this new bad guy?

His identity has been kept under wraps, but we do know Jones plays a man by the name of Culverton Smith.

What does he do for a living?

You’d be right to assume his business cards don’t say “criminal mastermind.” It’s not 100 percent confirmed, but the Radio Times suspects Smith is a media personality. Several pictures (including the one below) have emerged that, if we had to guess, hint towards a day job that includes attending black tie functions and being interviewed by the press.

(Photo: BBC/PBS)
(Photo: BBC/PBS)

Haven’t we seen him somewhere before?

Eagle-eyed viewers will have spotted the mysterious newcomer in a bus-stop advertisement in the first episode, which you can check out below:

(Photo: BBC/PBS)
(Photo: BBC/PBS)

When do we meet him for real?

We’ll see Jones in full-force in the second episode, “The Lying Detective,” which airs on PBS this Sunday. Here’s a trailer:

Why should we be extra excited about this particular villain?

Jones’ character is rumored to be the most evil Sherlock baddie to date.

We can’t wait to watch the next episode — and sample Sherlock‘s newest miscreant. But, at the same time, we want to stretch out season four as much as possible. It will go by before we know it. Ack! A simple solution — you might even say it’s “elementary” — is to watch each installment more than once, which has the added benefit of helping us pick up on the little things we may have been missed the first time around.

Do you have a “strategy” when watching Sherlock?  

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By Brigid Brown