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an intriguing aside they may well explore further in future episodes hopefully

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Sherlock likes to end a series leaving us with unanswered questions. I was glued to the TV yesterday evening watching it.

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&Humagaia Yes the father was there too. (Great trivial fact: Sherlock's parents are played by Benedict Cumberbatch's real life parents. They're both actors!) And you're right, I've been thinking too narrowly. 'The other one' could just as easily refer to a cousin.

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Just thought, could have been a brother younger than Sherlock, or could in fact have been their father (as he said 'the other one', implying just another member of the family, unlikely mother for same reason as below).

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Forget father, wasn't he at the Christmas get-together, or was that just the mother's consort?

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&Humagaia Oooh! I hadn't considered that! You're right, it does imply at least two more. This is so exciting! I love quests like this!

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Another point is that, if the other one had been left to the wolves, as implied, and had died or been killed, then it could not be the oldest son, as Mycroft would have inherited, or there was at least another son between Mycroft and the eldest, who inherited the estate. Although possible, the inference 'of the other one', i.e other than Sherlock, is that it is another male member of the family, rather than a sister.
The plot thickens.

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&andrewspace But there are implied sisters in the canon. Any further detail would have to be invented, but the scope is there.

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The other one - could be a brother or adopted son, perhaps not a sister unless the new writers have created one especially for series 4.

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